Stories from 12 December 2007
Personal Fest is a two-day concert held in Buenos Aires and sponsored by a major telecommunications company. During the concert, an incident involving the stabbing of a concertgoer caused a stampede and resulted in many injured. The traditional media failed to cover the incident, and many bloggers picked up the story of the events, as well as the failure to cover the event and the organizers to properly explain what had happened.
TOL's Elections in Russia quotes a Russian blogger who thinks the opposition's approach isn't constructive enough.
Dmitri Minaev of De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis commemorates the 13th anniversary of the First Chechen War by linking to his earlier translation of a Chechen journalist's recollections from that time.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about St. Petersburg's new tourist attraction: “The Neva horror. The cyberspace of fear.”
An MP from president Victor Yushchenko's bloc proposes to have the parliament building sanctified, to purge it of the “demonic forces.” An MP from Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions claims that God is against Yulia Tymoshenko as Ukraine's prime minister. Ukrainiana posts a video and translates transcript of the...
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about a 1916 Ukrainian song that became a Christmas hit in the United States.
Orange Ukraine has a roundup of all things that are wrong with the Ukrainian politics.
Olechko posts two of her recent paintings of Ukrainian architectural landmarks.
Foreign Notes compares the new Ukrainian parliament to high school – here and here.
A documentary film called Los López tells the story of Mirtala López, who worked during the El Salvadoran civil war in a refugee camp in Honduras, is making the rounds of theaters writes Jasmine Campos of Periodismo Cultural [es].
Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] writes about her recent experience at the Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival in Colombia.
Martín Balao writes about the 13th Annual San Felipe and Santiago de Montevideo marathon [es] that will take place on December 15th through the streets of the Uruguayan capital. For this race, each runner will have a special computer chip tied within their laces that will help calculate their time.
Franc Contreras of Mexico Monitor writes about President Felipe Calderon's plan to reform the Federal Electoral Institute.
Immigration, Education and Globalization: US-MX is blog written by a post-graduate class at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico, whose goal “is to address immigration, education, human rights and binational relations, particularly as they affect the United States and Mexico.”
London, Lanka and Drums reflects on blogging in the context of a session discussing blogs at the Galle Literary Festival.
Voice of South on another kind of a disaster that could hit Bangladesh – that of HIV/ AIDS.
Following up on the list of top ten blogs from Pakistan, Light Within picks out the top ten posts from the Pakistani Blogosphere.
To my pen, forgive me for typing blogs a letter from her uncle, who is going to court to fight the discrimination he faced at the hands of security guards outside a station.
Sharanya explains her hiatus, as her comments about the current issue of ethnic Indians in Malaysia have been blow out of proportion.
Mexico Reporter writes about the targeted shooting death of Michoacán reporter Israel García Pimentel.
Indonesia Matters looks at the practice of Shamanism in modern Indonesia.