11 February 2008

Stories from 11 February 2008

Liberia: One giant leap

  11 February 2008

Liberia Stories blogs about what she calls, “one giant leap“: As I drove past the Temple of Justice today, I saw something that made me gasp, shout, screech to a halt, and make a quick U-turn. I had to see it again. Could it be true? It was! The phrase...

Central Africa Republic: Extra-judicial executions investigated

  11 February 2008

HDPT Central African Republic blog writes about investigations of extra-judicial executions: “Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions visited the Central African Republic to inquire into extra-judicial executions in the recent past.”

Ethiopia: The opposition needs to change

  11 February 2008

The opposition in Ethiopia needs to change to bring change, argues Enset: “In the last 17 years, the Ethiopian opposition has faced as much opportunities as it has faced threats, but despite the immense popular support; the opposition neither seized the opportunities nor avoided the threats. No political party that...

Czech Republic: Presidential Election 1

  11 February 2008

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about “farce and deadlock” of the Czech presidential election – here and here: “Then we get to voting proper – sort of. In the best Czech traditions, deputies and senators actually spend the next nine hours trying to agree procedural questions – whether they will vote...

Kenya: Bloggers hopeful of Kofi Annan mediation

  11 February 2008

When Ghana's President John Kuffour handed the peace batton to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, few people in Kenya had hope that there would be breakthrough in the negotiations. That was a month ago, when the political temparatures were so high and threatening to boil over to a full blown civil war. But with a month of continued engagement, there is renewed confidence that there will be a lasting peace deal. This confidence in the streets of Nairobi is also reflected in the blogosphere.

Armenia: Media Concerns

  11 February 2008

The Armenian Observer points out some valid flaws in a recent study of the media ahead of the 19 February 2008 presidential election in Armenia. In particular, the blogger says that concentrating too much on the print media skewed assessment of the actual situation.

Brazil: Bahia Afro Film Festival

  11 February 2008

Altino Machado [pt] says that everything is ready for the Bahia Afro Film Festival, which takes place in Salvador, Brazil from November 18 through 28. “The main goal is to spread the word, to integrate and to promote debates about the films and video production, on a national and international...

Brazil: The top 10 entrepreneurs of the Brazilian blogospgere

  11 February 2008

Bombust [pt] has a list of the top 10 entrepreneurs of the Brazilian blogospgere, chosen because “their posts guide the readers’ steps in the direction their links point to and often also guide many other bloggers’ steps. They live at a newly-born but already significant body of web surfers’ best...

Brazil: Tips for Campus Party starting today

  11 February 2008

Graveheart [pt] has posted some humorous tips on how to get the best of Campus Party Brazil, which starts today in São Paulo. There will be 3 thousand people together for 7 days of talks, meetings, debates, games, conversations, ideas and, of course, networking.

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