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23 May 2008

Stories from 23 May 2008

Mozambique: Society and mobile phones

Ximbitane [pt] talks about the “sms mania” which seems to be now part of the Mozambican daily life. “The mobile phones are installed in our lives as if they were...

Iran:Ballgard,a Persian Funk Group

LegoFish, Iranian blogger and designer, informs us that Ballgard's new CD is now available. Ballgard draws from the musical styles of Funk, Hard Rock and Iranian Folk music themes. Watch...

Saramago's reaction at the lauch of Blindness, the film

Bárbara Axt [pt] publishes a spot on video showing Jose Saramago‘s reaction just after watching Blindness, an adaptation of his book by Brazilian Fernando Meirelles, which was launched the Cannes...

Iran: Beautiful Nature

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger from Iran, has published a beautiful photo from Iranian nature.

Jamaica, Caribbean: No gays in Golding's government

Bloggers around the Caribbean respond to Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding's assertion that there is no room in his Cabinet for homosexuals.

Brazil: Promoting the country's fine art

Guilherme Montana [pt] starts a new series of posts about Brazilian fine art. “The first artist to be honored in this rudimentary humbly artifact of online publication is one that...

Global Agenda for Lusophone Africa

“The past, present and future of Africa will be debated for two days in Lisbon during the II International Congress of Lusophone Africa. Organized by the University of Lusophone Humanities...

Colombian anti-military youth group commemorates 10 years of resistance

Last May 17th marked the ten year aniversary of the Antimili sonoro, an event organized by the Youth Network as a way to spread the word about resistance to the...

Bangladesh: A visit to Vietnam

An author from Unheard Voices visits Vietnam and is impressed with the progress made in the country, which has a lot in common with Bangladesh.

India: Healthcare models

Rural Development of India on two health initiatives that work on improving access to healthcare.

Nepal: Getting the news right

Wagle Street Journal on the sloppy reporting in media outlets in Nepal, which publish stories without quite verifying the details.

Iran: 10 Christians were arrested

Schrr reports[Fa] that 10 Iranian Christians were arrested in Shiraz today. It seems all of them are Ex-Muslims and they can face death penalty.

Pakistan: Inside a Govt Office

KO has a vivid description of a government office in Pakistan, reflecting on how very little gets done inside one of the offices.

India: Immigrants and Terrorists

An Indian Muslim's Blog on the branding of Bangladeshi immigrants as terrorists.

The Victimization of Egyptian Women and Children

Fantasia's World raises crucial issues that hold back the Egyptian society all together; namely women's rights, violence against women and children, and the general misconceptions of male-female relationships in the...

Brazil: Images of the ‘Invisible Indians’ in the Amazon

Altino Machado presents pictures [PT] of what could be the last isolated ethnic group in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the so called ‘Invisible Indians’. The pictures were taken from a...

Macedonia: Use of New Media in Election Campaign

Authors of the Macedonian media blog Komunikacii.net analyzed the "unprecedented" use of the internet and the new media by the leading political parties in the campaign for the early parliamentary...

Europe: Eurovision Semi-Finals

Pestiside.hu, Megan Case, and Lex Libertas – on the Eurovision semi-finals results.

Romania: Local Election

Csíkszereda Musings writes about the upcoming local election in Romania.

Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria: Zorba the Greek

Greater Surbiton quotes from Nikos Kazantzakis‘ “Zorba the Greek”: “Given current Greek policy toward Macedonia, it is illuminating to read the words that Kazantzakis placed in the mouth of this...

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