14 January 2008

Stories from 14 January 2008

World's Eyes on Obama

  14 January 2008

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.

Soviet History: Fartsovshchiki

  14 January 2008

Window on Eurasia writes about a review of a new book on Soviet fartsovshchiki: “In the 1970s and 1980s, ‘fartsovka’ grew so large that Vasil’yev suggests there were six different groups involved in acquiring goods — hotel workers, sailors on Soviet cargo ships, long-distance truckers, participants in Interclubs, guides, and...

Russia, U.S.: Who Would Kremlin Vote For?

  14 January 2008

Russia Blog believes that if Kremlin could vote in the 2008 election in the United States, Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb) would most likely become the next president: “However, to Moscow’s regret, Hagel is not in the running, though his chances would be reasonably good.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina, East Timor: A Comparison?

  14 January 2008

Greater Surbiton writes about East Timorese and Bosnian genocides and the double standards used by some when assessing the human losses: “Unfortunately, many of the same people who highlight the extent of East Timorese suffering, such as Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Edward Herman and David Peterson, actually go out of...

Albania: Pjeter Marubi's Photos

  14 January 2008

Living in Shkoder writes about a bank that “was burnt down during the riots in March 1997″ – and about a photo exhibition likely to move into that building, of the work of Pjeter Marubi, an Italian who photographed Albanians in the mid-19th century.

Lithuania: January 13, 1991

  14 January 2008

Lituanica remembers January 13, 1991 – and those who lost their lives on that day: “Some died from the shot wounds; the Soviet tanks crushed some. In total 14 peaceful civilian freedom defenders lost their lives, hundreds more wounded.” Viola in Vilnius attends an annual memorial concert dedicated to the...

Brazil: Welcome to a new citizen media project in Chile

  14 January 2008

Alberto Marques [pt] on a new citizen media project launched in Chile, the Latin American country with more initiatives of the kind: El Naveghable [es] have already more than 300 collaborators and still growing. “Meanwhile, in Brazil, a few projects or nothing at all have come up”, laments the blogger

FreeAccess Plus!: Web 2.0 Censorship workaround

  14 January 2008

Based on Hamed Saber‘s “Access Flickr” Firefox extension, which enables users to circumvent the filter currently in effect in Iran and in few other countries that block Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website, another Iranian developer, MohammadR, has released “FreeAccess Plus!“, a nifty extension that turns Firefox into a proxy that...

Brazil: Live from Campus Party

  14 January 2008

Lucia Freitas [pt] is excited about the Campus Party LiveStream [pt], which allows tracking from blogs, Twiter, and soon from  Flickr and YouTube. Campus Party is a geek meeting that takes place in São Paulo, Brazil, from February 11 through 17.

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