5 January 2008

Stories from 5 January 2008

A documentary on blogs and journalism

  5 January 2008

Fabio Malini [pt] recommends a documentary by Alvaro Liuzzi [es] who “has made an effort to interview a number of bloggers – Argentine, Spanish, Chilean etc – for his documentary about blogging and journalism, published in video on the site Vimeo. They are 12 in-depth interviews, made with a Canon...

Mozambique: Six simple questions on Africa

  5 January 2008

An interesting debate is going on in a Moçambique para Todos [pt] post, with readers trying to provide answers to 6 questions posed by Manuel de Araujo [pt] about the situation in Africa, one of which is: “If a stable democracy as Kenya's may “disappear” in a matter of minutes,...

Mozambique: A letter to Barack Obama

  5 January 2008

Carlos Serra [pt], from Mozambique, writes a letter to senator Barack Obama, in which he pleads with him to help Kenya: “Well, your father was born there, therefore Senator, you are one of us, you are African, you are Kenyan. Senator: Get in a plane and go to Nairobi to...

Mozambique: A war in the blogosphere?

  5 January 2008

Reflectindo sobre Moçambique [pt] wonders if there is a war between blog clans in Mozambique. Here are a few of the questions he poses: “A war in the Mozambican blogosphere? And if that is the case, what is the reason for it and what is their objective? Are blogs a...

Iran:”Blaming USA and Israel for everything”

Jomhour ,Iran based blogger,says[Fa] some fundamentalists in Islamic world consider USA and Israel are responsible for what happens in their societies.The blogger is surprised to learn that some in Egypt consider USA-Israel, are even responsible for the homosexuality in their societies.

Angola: A very tiny blogosphere

  5 January 2008

Manoel Vieira [pt] reflects on the small Angolan blogosphere's size and the lack of Internet access. “In a land where the  comandants’ tethers, every now and then, act in the firm idea of formatting the thoughts of those who should be otherwise free, quick access to the Internet is another...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging About Books

  5 January 2008

As Nicholas Laughlin blogs about the books that have impressed him this year, Sharon Millar reviews one that's on his list, saying: “Having talked so much about the Diaspora in the last six months, it's ironic that a book written out of the Spanish Antilles is the one that would...

Barbados: The True Caribbean

  5 January 2008

“Every place in the Caribbean is exactly what it is, no more and no less, flaws and all”: Gallimaufry takes issue with the utopian perception of the region, appealing to travelers to “see it as a place in its own right, and not just a tourist destination”.

Barbados: The Issue of Agriculture

  5 January 2008

In Barbados’ upcoming elections, “one of the major differences unfolding between the two parties is its agriculture policy” – but Barbados Underground wonders if people really care about the issue.

Bangladesh: Cyclone Sidr relief efforts.

  5 January 2008

Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh mid November, and although media attention has waned, the efforts to aid the victims still continue. Vlogger Shawn from the Uncultured project recorded his visit to the disaster area to deliver blankets.

Korea: Education proposals by the next President

  5 January 2008

Since Lee Myung Bak was elected as the next president of the Republic of Korea, an interesting wave seen on the internet is the rapid increase in netizens’ activities against Lee Myung Bak. They make anti-Lee Myung Bak campaigns based on policies he will focus on for the next government....

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