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11 May 2008

Stories from 11 May 2008

Blogger of the Week: Claire Ulrich

Today's Blogger of the Week may not be known by her blog, but she is widely known by her labour at Global Voices Online in French. Until recently, she has...

Tunisia: Sarkozy's Visit Spurs Blog Reactions

The Tunisian blogosphere was buzzing last week with responses to French President Nicholas Sarkozy's official visit. Naruto brings us some of the reactions in this post.

Syria Blocks the Arabic Wikipedia

According to anasonline blog, access to Wikipedia Arabic, the Arabic language version of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is now blocked by all ISPs in Syria.

Myanmar: Appeal for Help with Logistics

UNDAC has issued an urgent appeal for uplift equipment, warehousing facilities and transportation for the relief efforts in Myanmar.

Fiji: Blog Roundup

Failedparadise carries a round-up of Fijian blogosphere with links to notable posts from the last two weeks.

Cambodia: Advertisement that Attracts

A Cambodia blogger praises the government for the improved press rights and freedom of expression, but wants the Ministry of Culture as well as Ministry of Information to ensure that...

Myanmar: Survivors of Cyclone Nargis

A week has passed since Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar. The situation on the ground continues to deteriorate: food rationing is inadequate, medical supplies are running out and hundreds of thousands...

PangeaDay: Impressions from Brazil

Pangea day took place this Saturday, May 10 2008, and the world watched together a selection of films broadcast via the internet and TV simultaneously to every corner of the...

D.R. of Congo: Campaign against sexual violence

“Two important events from the DRC – The one month campaign against sexual violence in the DRC took place between March 17-April 17th and coincided with a new law to...

Uganda: Amakula Kampala Film Festival

Uganda Imsoniac attended the Amakula Kampala Film Festival in Uganda: “Every personality documentary film should make you feel comfortable and engage you. The director should make you love or loathe...

Uganda: Watching African movies in Africa

Scarlett Lion discusses African films: “But it seems that films about Africa rarely screen in Africa. And I've missed my chance to see this film, captured in Uganda, in Uganda....

Africa: Cain Prize for African Writing

“Earlier this week, the shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing was announced. The contenders…,” reports Rebekah Heacock.

Zimbabwe: Conditions for a run-off

Morgan Tsvangirai to participate in the run-off in Zimbabwe: “This morning’s press conference saw Morgan Tsvangirai confirm that he would face Robert Mugabe in a run-off, but he has conditions...

Brazil: Are you watching PangeaDay?

Ricardo Jordão Magalhaes [pt] has a long and wonderful roundup of PangeaDay's the best moments. “Man, if you read my post all the way through, do your bit, band together,...

Armenia: Blogging Comes of Age

Arguably the most active country in the South Caucasus when it comes to blogging, the content and relevance of blogs on Armenia was at first nothing really worth writing home...

Armenia: Charity Football Match

Dominic in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, posts photographs of a charitable football match recently held in Yerevan with the involvement of international aid workers and under-privileged local children. The...

China: Nationalism vs. nationalism in Korea

It feels like trampling on an already well-trampled Chinese flag at this point as millions have begun their Olympic host celebrations on the mainland, but carrying on from an earlier...

Musical instruments from around the world

Videos with interesting instruments from different corners of the world, including some made from recycled cans and plastic sodabottles, a record of how didgeridoos are made, and a Russian folk...

Myanmar: Claims of Cheating in Referendum

Irrawaddy.org reports of massive cheating in Burma's constitutional referendum on Saturday.

Myanmar: UNICEF's Urgent Needs

UNICEF is in urgent need of 500,000 buckets for their sanitation efforts in Myanmar. Donors can contact Roberto Saltori at Bangkok. Tel +6623569237 E-Mail: rsaltori AT unicef.org.

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