7 December 2007

Stories from 7 December 2007

Moldova: Article on Democracy

  7 December 2007

Public Policy Watch – Politici Publice in Moldova hosts a discussion of Dmitry Furman's Russian-language article on democracy in Moldova: “Although Moldova has become neither a truly democratic state, nor a ‘weakly managed’ democracy such as Azerbajan or Belorus, it managed to combine in an unprecedented way features from both...

Poland: Fire Drill

  7 December 2007

The beatroot describes the “Fire Drill Day” at his office building in Warsaw: “All in all, a totally pathetic performance by all public services, and…well, a little dangerous that public buildings should be in the hands of a bunch of fools. Still, I haven’t laughed so much in ages.”

China: A blow to citizen bloggers

  7 December 2007

Below is Zola's recount of what he's been through over the past few days and his abrupt conclusion. In a second blog post since his forced return earlier this week he talks of redirecting the space to focus more on blogger education, but also mentions some unfinished business related to...

Russia: More on Sup and LiveJournal

  7 December 2007

James of Robert Amsterdam's blog critiques CMSWire's interview with the director of strategy of the Russian company that has recently bought LiveJournal: “The reporter asks only a few softball questions, and doesn't really get into any specifics of what SUP would do if the security services asked for personal information...

Interview with Cristina Quisbert of Voces Bolivianas

  7 December 2007

Voces Bolivianas, a citizen media outreach project supported by Rising Voices, has trained 23 participants how to blog, post digital photos, and even shoot video. One of the most consistent and clearest voices to emerge from the group has been Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indígena. In this interview she describes what motivates her to share stories of her life and community online and how the content of her blog has evolved over the first few months.

India: On an Epic

  7 December 2007

Reading the re-telling of the Ramayana by Ashok Banker gets Lightning Strikes Everyday to reflect on the epic.

India: Economy and Rights

  7 December 2007

Despite all the buzz around India's growing economy, Arthshastra feels that returning to India requires deeper thought, given the current state of civil liberties. Uber Crazy voices in on the same issue.

Trinidad & Tobago: Black Cake

  7 December 2007

“Raisins, currants, sultanas, prunes, cherries and mixed peel – the dried fruits that are now happily soaking in rum until it’s time to bake the great Caribbean Christmas cake”: Can Cook, Must Cook gets into the spirit of the season!

Cuba: Church Attack

  7 December 2007

Child of the Revolution, Uncommon Sense, La Primera Generacion and The Cuban Triangle all blog about an incident in which “plainclothes police kicked their way into a Roman Catholic church in Santiago, beat up a group of dissidents attending Mass inside and then took them away.”

Bermuda: Upcoming Elections

  7 December 2007

A Limey in Bermuda reports that both parties running for the island's upcoming elections will be “releasing their platforms on Monday 10 December, just one day before advance polling and one week before the main voting day.”

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