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14 May 2008

Stories from 14 May 2008

Cuba: Comparison of Bread Rations

In Cuba, Yoani Sánchez of Generación Y [es] provides a photo comparison of her bread rations in July 2007 and May 2008.

Albania: Colorful Buildings

Pictures of Tirana's colorful buildings on “a grey, overcast day” – at Stepping Stones.

Russia: Bloggers on Yeltsin's Legacy

At The Lede, a translation of 13 responses to a question posted on the Russian-language LJ blog of the New York Times’ Moscow bureau: “What is Mr. Yeltsin’s legacy?“

Serbia: “A European Destiny”?

Mark Mardell's musings on Serbia's future – at Euroblog.

Paraguay: Universities for Change in the Country

“The universities should become an important pillar for president-elect Fernando Lugo on his quest to bring about change in the country,” writes Viviana Benítez Yambay of Panambi News [es]. She...

Panama: Rembrandt Exhibit at Canal Museum

Avarana [es] visits the Rembrandt exhibit at the Canal Museum in Panama, which is temporarily on display thanks to the Dutch embassy, Dutch museum and a private corporation.

Colombia: Update on Suso en La Loma

“Suso” is a well-known person in the community of La Loma in Medellín, Colombia thanks to the documentation by the Hiperbarrio project. Catalina Restrepo of Cosas del Alma [es] provides...

El Salvador: Concert on Anniversary of the Death of Roque Dalton

Laura Hershberger attends a concert in the capital city of El Salvador in honor of the 33rd anniversary of the death of poet Roque Dalton and she post her favorite...

Africa: Nokia and the developing world

White African notes that Nokia's business interest in Africa: “There is a reason that Africans, by and large, love Nokia and there’s a reason that the brand has made such...

Nigeria: Boycott The British Airways

A campaign for Nigerians to boycott the British Airways: “Boycott British Airways. We can do with one “less” airline. Nigerians are very respectful and hardworking people and they deserve to...

Nigeria: African Mobile Marketing & Advertising Summit 2008

Yomi writes about the African Mobile Marketing & Advertising Summit in Lagos, Nigeria: “The African Mobile Marketing & Advertising Summit is the foremost event of the year dedicated to communication...

Africa: The Simba Lions of Congo

African migrants and refugees enter South Australian amateur league: “The Simba Lions of Congo has, for the first time, entered the South Australian Amateur Soccer League (SSAASL), as a registered...

Africa: Africa's food insecurity

A commentary on food security in Africa: “The most worrying scenario in Africa today, as the hike in food prices ravage the world's poor, is not in the price of...

Africa: Cannes International Film Festival

Leo Africanus wonders why there are not African films at the Cannes International Film Festival: “I may be missing something, but no African film or film with an African theme...

Africa: They don't take photos in Africa

Do they take photos in Africa?: “Pieter Hugo, the South African photographer, is the only African featured in JUXTAPOZ’s “Photo Issue” that came out this month. I guess we’ll have...

India: Eating more

George Bush recently indicated that food prices had gone up because China and India were consuming more food. Sepia Mutiny has more.

Pakistan: Gender segregation and health

Five Rupees on how unhealthy extreme gender-segregation can be.

Bangladesh: Child labour in Dhaka

Bangladesh From Our View on child labour in Dhaka.

Georgia: Abkhazia Crisis Drones On…

Steady State is confused by the ongoing crisis between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway region of Abkhazia. The blog says while Abkhazia claims to have shot down numerous drones...

Israel: Knesset Freezes Talkback Law for Web-Comment Censorship

The Knesset has decided to freeze legislation regulating readers' ability to respond to articles via the so-called “Talkback Law”, in an effort to allow web sites to practice self-regulation. The...

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