Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

13 February 2008

Stories from 13 February 2008

Japan: Future words of the Web Era

Japanese web visionary Umeda Mochio (see earlier translated interview) announces the upcoming release on Feb. 27th of his new book, “Five propositions for a web era: These words will open...

Russia, Georgia, UK: Badri Patarkatsishvili

Siberian Light writes about the death of Badri Patarkatsishvili.

Saudi Arabia: Remembering Fouad Al Farhan

Lou from Saudi Arabia pays tribute to jailed Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story

Mochness from Saudi Arabia discusses a new documentary on living in the Kingdom, entitled: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story.

Saudi Arabia: Businesswoman Arrested

THE arrest of a Saudi businesswomen by a religious policeman in Riyadh for having coffee with a male colleague who was not related to her, has brought up the eternal...

Europe: BarCamp Baltics

Daily EM reports on BarCamp Baltics.

Bahrain: Response to Hezbollah leader's death

Hezbollah has wide support in Bahrain, and there has been an immediate response to the news of the death of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah leader, reports Ayesha Saldanha.

Albania: Attitude Towards the Roma

Stepping Stones writes about the attitude towards Roma kids in Albania's capital.

Brazil: Oneself cellphone mobile TV

Mobile webtv live broadcast [pt] proposes a media innovation based on an all times Brazilian favorites street characters: the candy-girls that sell sweeties on trays. “We came up with a...

Serbia: A Tribute to Desimir Tošić

Dejan Đokić posts a tribute to Desimir Tošić at East Ethnia: “He was a unique and somewhat unconventional figure in modern Serbian history. Tošić was a politician who placed ideas...

Serbia: Politics and Politicians

Balkan Baby writes on Boris Tadic, Tomislav Nikolic and Vojislav Kostunica.

Russia: BBC's Coverage

Upset with BBC's coverage of Russia, Windows to Russia! suggests that “that someone from Russia should do a road trip in England to: ‘set out to try and look at...

Hungary: “2ManyBloggas” Party

Briefly, Pestiside is feeling “old”: “…The discovery of a party this coming Saturday partly dedicated to the foreign-language bits of the local blogosphere that completely ignores us, the old daddy...

Poland, Russia: Tusk Visits Moscow

Leopolis writes about the Polish-Russian relationship and the Polish PM's recent visit to Moscow.

Trinidad & Tobago: “Twittering” the Earthquake

Caribbean Free Radio feels the earth move under her feet in Trinidad – and immediately posts to Twitter.

Jordan: Cairo Pictures

mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, travelled to Cairo and shares pictures from his trip here.

Experiencing global warming in Iceland

Vida na Islândia [pt] is experimenting what global warming is like in Iceland. “Last week I saw on the weather forecast on television that on last Friday night the temperature...

Zimbabwe: Four way choice

Development Talks blog discusses Zimbabwe presidential politics: “With just under 8 weeks to go before the elections, last week saw the announcement of the failure of the 2 MDC factions...

Brazil: 375 years of the Galileo affair

Vejo Tudo e Não Morro [pt] reminds us that in February 13, 1633, exactly 375 years ago, Galileo Galilei stood Inquisition trial on suspicion of heresy for defending the heliocentric...

Sudan: Three years of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Black Kush discusses three years of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan: “It is three years tomorrow January 9th since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which brought an...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site