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18 November 2007

Stories from 18 November 2007

Iran:No to Circus

  18 November 2007

Several Iranian Green bloggers,including Mojgan Jamshidi,say[Fa] “no to circus” in Pardisan Natural Park in Tehran.They say that it is shameful to see suffering animals in a natural park.

Brazil: Recycling the idea of recycling

  18 November 2007

“If there is anything that should be recycled in Brazil, it is the concept that Brazilians have of recycling itself”. Starting by this idea, Nivaldo Simões shows in a detailed post [pt] how the model of recycling adopted by Brazil and by other developing countries – of not reducing the...

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Brazil: Black Pride and the racism debate

  18 November 2007

From 1550 to 1888 at least 3 million Africans were brutally shipped to Brazil by the slave trade, making nearly half of all the slaves brought to South America. Most of them came from Angola and Mozambique, then Portuguese colonies in Africa, and were subjected to forced labor in the...

Morocco: Trampling Marakkesh

  18 November 2007

Marakkesh is regaining its days of glory as the Mecca of tourists. With new mentions in international media, what do Moroccan bloggers have to say about the influx of tourists into their country? Here are the views from two of Morocco's louder bloggers.

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Armenia: Return of the King President

  18 November 2007

Levon Ter Petrosian, Opposition Rally, Liberty Square, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Without a doubt, the most significant event this winter has been the return of the first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, to the political scene in Armenia. Resigning in 1998 and living virtually as a recluse, Ter Petrosian came out...

Brazil: Updates from the BlogCamp BH

  18 November 2007

Superfície Reflexiva has live updates [pt] from BlogCamp BH, a bloggers meeting in Minas Gerais taking place this weekend. Ronaldo Ferraz is experimenting reporting also through a new tool, Twitter. The first day left him disappointed: “The subject that I feared most, blog monetization, was the dominating topic in the...

Brazil: First student radio celebrates gold anniversary

  18 November 2007

Milton Ribeiro celebrates [pt] Radio Universidade's 50th anniversary. This radio run by students at the University of Rio Grande do Sul was the very first station he tuned into. “I started to listen to it daily when I was 15 and I had no idea that the station had been...

Nicaragua: Software Freedom Day Group Wins Award

  18 November 2007

Organizers of the Software Freedom Day in Managua, Nicaragua received some good news. Their event is similar to other events held around the world designed to introduce and discuss the use of Free and Open Source software. They were one of the top three places worldwide to receive a recognition for their collaborative work from the Software Freedom Day organization and the activists hope to continue the activities in Nicaragua.

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