Stories from 8 December 2007
Rodrigo Savazoni [pt] takes the opportunity of a Brazilian short film winning the YouTube Project:Direct to talk about the changes brought by new technologies to movie making: “I can only see the bright side of it. Because nobody will stop watching good movies and a lot more people have started...
The jailed Egyptian bloggerKareem Nabeel Sulaiman was awarded this year's Human Rights Prize in the category “Cyber-dissident” by Reporters without Borders (RSF) and “Fondation de France“.
“Sorrel…is traditionally used to make one of Trinidad and Tobago's most beloved national Christmas drinks,” writes My Chutney Garden, as she guides us through the sorrel-brewing process.
“Yes, these nine to eleven grade young girls are selling their bodies and sexual favours for as cheap as JM$10 (approximately US$0.14)!”: Stunner's Afflictions says “something needs to be done for this trend to stop”.
Geoffrey Philp interviews Jamaican writer and professor Mervyn Morris.
“If there is anything to see in this country, it is this waterfall”: Mark Hejinian makes a trip to Guyana's Kaieteur Falls.
Uncommon Sense posts an update on the Cuban church attack: “Archbishop Dionisio García Ibáñez of Santiago de Cuba says…that he had met with Caridad Diego, head of the communist party's religious affairs department, and that apologies had been made.”
“The Internet is rock steady in its necessity to the human race. But…the fact that we are human means that some things will always remain the same”: Caribbean Public Relations blogs about the importance of transparency in cyber-relationships.
A Limey in Bermuda likens the island's political situation to George Orwell's Animal Farm.
“Most countries in the Caribbean region have had a long experience of peace with other nations; however, we find that we are increasingly ‘at war’ amongst ourselves”: Living in Barbados examines the reasons behind the region's spiraling crime rate.
“Each time I walk over the Chamberlain Bridge…I glance over the side, hoping to catch sight of a hawksbill turtle paddling about in the waters below”: Gallimaufry considers going swimming with the turtles.
The current crime wave in the Bahamas has many people citing a need “to turn to God” – Nicolette Bethel refers to studies which suggest that “the higher the religiosity of any society, the more violent that society is.”
Earlier this week, Global Voices published an article about an advertising campaign in Guatemala which had raised a few eyebrows among local bloggers. More or less at the same time of this publication, some other bloggers in Portugal were celebrating a victory: the day on which a beer company gave...
“Africa needs not only better leaders, human rights, respect for others. It needs a freer Europe, to be more respected by the West and… globalization”. David Dinis talks about the summit that will gather the 7-nation European Union and the 53-member African Union this Saturday in Lisbon at O Insubmisso...
Darachan is looking forward to a concert by Korean girl band BabyVox.
A blog training session is being organized for people living with disabilities in Cambodia.
An article in the Washington Post describes Japanese bloggers as the “humble giants of the web”, a characterization which blogger Adamu at Mutant Frog Travelogue blasts for its inaccuracies and stereotypes. He writes: “this dichotomy of Japan as meek navel gazers and Americans as gung-ho self-branding showoffs is totally false”,...
Russian bloggers discuss Nicolas Sarkozy's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin, following the Dec. 2 parliamentary election in Russia.