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13 March 2008

Stories from 13 March 2008

Announcing the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008

Join us in Budapest, Hungary on June 27-28 for the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008! Supported by the McCormick Tribune Foundation, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetic Video

Trinidadian blogger Now is Wow posts a video poem.

Trinidad & Tobago: Social Networking

Blogging from Trinidad, KnowProSE.com says social networking is nothing new.

Barbados, USA: Spitzer

“From the time this Elliot Spitzer scandal broke I knew that I wanted to blog about it”: Barbadian blogger Jdid finally does.

Bermuda: Crime Wave

Vexed Bermoothes applauds the Bahamian Police for “contradicting the PLP’s pre-election claims” and being “brave enough to admit this week that Bermuda is facing a growing crime wave.”

Jamaica, Haiti: Felix Morisseau-Leroy

“Although the controversy still rages in Jamaica about English vs patwa or ‘nation language'…from as early as 1958, Felix Morisseau-Leroy was writing plays and poems in Kreyol”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp...

China: Twittering Taiwan's presidential election

Venture capitalist and IT guru Isaac Mao had a successful hand in election-blogging this week: on the day prior to a presidential debate in Taiwan, he posed six open questions...

Kuwait: Towers Mark 29th Birthday

The Kuwait Towers, the country's major landmark, marked their 29th birthday without much fanfare. But one blogger did not forget the occasion, writes Abdullatif Al Omar who also takes us...

Bahrain: Frustrated Fayrouz fans

This year's Spring of Culture, the biggest arts festival in Bahrain, has just started. Bloggers have got plenty to say about it – especially about the star attraction, Lebanese singer...

Sri Lanka: Blog Marathon!

The Sinhala Bloggers Union [Sri Lanka] presents the Sinhala Blog Marathon – where participants have to blog every 15 minutes over 24 hours!

Sri Lanka: Detained journalists

Transcurrents.com on six people affiliated a news website who have been detained by the Terrorist Investigation Division of the Sri Lankan police force in Colombo since last week.

Tajikistan: Hunger to Replace Cold and Darkness

Tajikistan is a small country with big problems. The nation, particularly the rural population, is still suffering from energy crisis, but yet another crisis is going to embrace it very...

Pakistan: On being attacked

As civilians are attacked in Pakistan by various terrorists, The Pakistani Spectator asks why citizens are attacked for no fault of their own.

Nepal: One Country

Kathmandu Speaks on why Nepal shouldn't split into independent states.

China: Whose Congress?

"I come to understand ---- when a worker from the bottom of the society presents himself before the public as a delegate, he will involuntarily turn into a decoration instead...

Anguilla: Concerned about the Landscape

Corruption-free Anguilla blogs about “Anguilla’s newest landscape features”.

Cuba: A Broader View

“It’s not easy to write objectively about Cuba. Two polarized views often distort any rational discussion”: Circles Robinson attempts to take a broader look.

Barbados, Dominica, USA: Congrats to Paterson

Barbadian blogger Cheese-on-bread! congratulates David Paterson on his imminent position as Governor of New York, saying: “He is the first black man (he’s also of Dominican heritage) to do so.”

Jamaica: Rudeness & Productivity

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle links to an article that proves “that the Jamaican worker is right — rudeness has been found to be correlated with productivity.”

Guyana: At the Ready

Living Guyana is not getting much sleep these days…

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