13 January 2008

Stories from 13 January 2008

Bahrain: George W. Does a Dance

  13 January 2008

During his tour of the Middle East, US President George W Bush came to Bahrain for a brief visit, the first of a sitting US president to the country. In this post, Ayesha Saldanha reports how bloggers reacted to the visit and how it impacted their everyday lives.

Georgia: Revolutionary Spirit

  13 January 2008

As thousands of Georgians again protest in the capital, Tbilisi, against the outcome of last weekend's presidential election, Marilisa Lorusso's Blog comments on the opinion of one analyst in neighboring Armenia that the tradition of the country is more “revolutionary.” The blog says that the same opinion is shared in...

Egypt: From Blogs to Books

  13 January 2008

Many bloggers maybe revolting against mainstream media and traditional publishing by embracing new technology. In Egypt, the written word is finding its home again in books. Tarek Amr shows how some bloggers are turning into authors ahead of the Cairo Book Fair in this post he has translated from Arabic.

Brazil: 10 years old bogger writes about environment

  13 January 2008

The environmental blog Faça a sua parte [pt], which means Do Your Bit, has received an e-mail from 10 years old student Lili da Silva asking to join the blog as a collaborator. “We asked her how she had found us and why she would write a blog, she replied:...

Armenia: Politicized Internet

  13 January 2008

With the start of the pre-election campaign for next month's presidential election in Armenia a little over a week away, The Armenian Observer says that the Internet has become politicized on an unprecedented scale. Not only has the local blogosphere been polarized, but candidates are opening up official campaign web...

Armenia: Frozen Water

  13 January 2008

Blowing the World Bank Whistle says that parts of Yerevan are without water because of sub-zero temperatures. The blogger who is currently taking legal action against the World Bank and seeking financial compensation says it is clear where the blame for the situation lies.

Brazil: Anyone can make their own TV

  13 January 2008

Anyone can make their own TV – this is the idea behind the project ‘Mobile WebTV Live Broadcast’, which is promoting a new free workshop in Brazil this month. “Here you are the producer, the videomaker and the star! Participate! Be part of this story”, says the project's blog [pt]....

Iran:”Each Shirt Says a Story”

  13 January 2008

Canada based Iranian blogger,illustrator and graphic designer, Pendar Yousefi, aka Legofish,presents the clothing as part of an epic saga: each design generated is accompanied and inspired by related Persian myths.Read more here and watch his designs here.

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