6 June 2008

Stories from 6 June 2008

Rio Fashion Week brings recycling to the catwalk

  6 June 2008

Fashion Rio 2009, in Brazil, begins tomorrow through 13th. “This year, the main catwalk's topic is recycling, and with the theme “Rethink, Recycle, Renew” the organization aims to show that the industry is aware of these issues – despite encouraging the annual renovation of wardrobe”, Thiago Velloso [pt] points out.

Russia: The eXile Under Investigation

Foreign Policy's Passport blog reports that “The eXile, Moscow's venerable English-language alt-weekly, is under investigation by the Federal Service for Mass Media, Telecommunications and the Protection of Cultural Heritage and may be shut down.”

Brazil: Taking the piss of election regulations

  6 June 2008

Rodrigo Alvares [pt] publishes an amusing picture of a banner in support of Ivan, The Terrible for São Paulo's council. Note the mention of Orkut, YouTube and other social media tools. With heavy sarcasm, because of the latest developments of elections regulations that saw bloggers having to delete banners, the...

Poland: Request to Jewish Tourists

Kasia in Kazimierz asks Jewish tourists to not come to Poland “to be angry”: “Rather, come to learn about the past and perhaps about your family’s heritage. Come to learn from Poland’s diverse Jewish community, a community who really understands what it means to look after one another. Come to...

Bermuda: Ban Reversed

  6 June 2008

Bermudian bloggers are abuzz about the Speaker of the House reversing his ban on questions to Ministers from an old Parliament. Vexed Bermoothes: “In doing so he lays bare the tampering being undertaken in Bermuda’s institutions to avoid transparency and accountability in our Government”; A Radical In Bermuda: “We have...

Tanzania: Tanzanian search engine

  6 June 2008

White African spots two new East African websites: “Bongoza is a new search engine for Tanzania. I’m intrigued by this idea of a niche search engine by country. Usually I would think that the big search engines would do an adequate job for any area, however it might be different...

Bahamas: Thinking About Trees

  6 June 2008

“What is it about us and trees? It would appear that beauty — and oxygen and serenity and shade — are not a premium in our city any more”: Nicolette Bethel beseeches her fellow Bahamians to think about living in an environmentally responsible way.

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Black & White

  6 June 2008

Gil the Jenius thinks that Puerto Rico stands to learn a lesson or two from the accomplishments of Barack Obama: “Of course there's racism in Puerto Rico. Of course it affects politics. But if you pretend it isn't happening, that it simply doesn't exist, then of course We're going to...

Uganda: Frustrated with Joseph Kony

  6 June 2008

John Boonstra blogs about peace and security in Northern Uganda: “Frustrated with notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony's persistent failure to make good on his promise to sign a peace deal, the Ugandan government, along with those of Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, two of the other countries that...

Kenya: President who rode in a crowded bus

  6 June 2008

Kumekucha writes about Barack Obama and Kenya: “I will not pretend to even understand the Obama phenomenon. I leave that to more informed writers than myself. But for this post, I want to talk about just a few of the Kenyan things that tickle me most about an Obama presidency....

Kenya: Kenyan blogs in the media

  6 June 2008

Collins writes about the power blogging in Kenya: “More than that i have received a request for a TV interview on one of Kenya's new popular tv business channels and i feel honored(i promise to upload the video once the interview materializes so watch this space).I recently watched the news...

D.R. of Congo: Streamline architecture in Bukavu and getting by in Kinshasa

  6 June 2008

Do you want to buy something in Kinshasa? Don and Marsha of Congo Chatter have a detailed post on ‘how things are sold' in Kinshasa. Whether you're looking for a European used car, a Coke bottle full of diesel, a walking stick, a football, a 10 cent bag of drinking water, a hard-boiled egg, a bunk-bed or a full sofa suite, it's all right there on the side of the road

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