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5 May 2008

Stories from 5 May 2008

Nepal: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Laptops distributed

Jwalanta Shrestha of OLPC Nepal Blog writes about the first ever pilot distribution of OLPC laptops in Nepal, codenamed “Sunrise” and posts photographs.

Sri Lanka: Micro-blogging election violence and malpractices

ICT for Peacebuilding Blog points us to Vikalpa, a citizen journalism initiative in Sri Lanka, where “reports via SMS from citizens at the grassroots are being used to provide perspectives...

Pakistan: Lahore Book Fair

Atif’s blogworld visits Lahore Book Fair and comments that this is probably Pakistan’s largest book fair to be held this year.

Bangladesh: Beauty of summer

Ahmed Sharif posts some beautiful pictures of the nature of Bangladesh during summer in his photo blog Desher Chobi (Images of Homeland).

India: cause of global food crisis

Aparna Ray replies to US President Geoge Bush's remark that the growing prosperity of India's large middle class is contributing to rising food prices around the world, with an apt...

Cape Verde: Internet should be free

João Branco [pt] quotes an Universal McCanns global research into the impact of social media that advocates that Internet should be free and reflects the situation in Cape Verde: “This...

Myanmar: The perfect storm

More than 4,000 people are dead after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last weekend. It was the world’s deadliest storm in ten years. The cyclone could also worsen the food crisis...

Haiti: finding relief for hunger in children

Reasons not to Overeat by BreezeDebris The international food shortage and crisis is doing its rounds on the blogosphere, and videos are no exception. From Haiti: people eating dirt to...

East Timor: Where does hope live?

On May 5th 1999, Portugal and Indonesia signed a document agreeing to hold a UN-supervised referendum. Ângela Carrascalão [pt] reminds the date: “We all believed our destiny would be brilliant!...

Arabeyes: Freedom for Fouad Al Farhan

Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan is now a free man, after spending 137 days in detention in Jeddah. While bloggers have all along speculated why he has been held by...

Jordan: Speed Kills

Speed kills, so does culture, says Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah in this post about speeding.

Bahamas, Haiti: Seeing for the First Time

Nicolette Bethel links to a video series “on the statelessness of children of Haitian parentage growing up in The Bahamas” and says that “every Bahamian should watch them — especially...

Puerto Rico: Cease Fire?

Gil the Jenius says that Puerto Rico needs to “put up a better effort” against crime.

Cuba: Hunger Strike

Cuban blogger Uncommon Sense says that one member of Las Damas de Blanco “will end a hunger strike only when she is allowed to visit her son.”

Guyana: McAndrew Goes Home

Signifyin’ Guyana attends the “home-going celebration” for the late Guyanese creative artist Wordsworth McAndrew.

Jamaica: Casino Royale?

Antonn Brown of Abeng News Magazine shares his views about the introduction of casinos in Jamaica.

Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis

mmhan informs of a place in Singapore where one can make a donation to help out in the aftermath of cyclone Nagris that hit Myanmar.

Jamaica: Children of the Matrix

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the “The Millennial Generation”: “It will…be interesting to see if Jamaican/ Caribbean Millennials, who have grown up in a time when as Chris Blackwell said,...

Guyana: Loving It

How do you know when it's love? Guyana-Gyal has the answer.

Georgia: Election Video Blogging

Vlog Europe says that it will soon be visiting Georgia to conduct a seminar on video blogging as well as covering this month's parliamentary election there through the Danish SILBA...

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