17 July 2008

Stories from 17 July 2008

Jamaica: Green Space

  17 July 2008

Montego Bay Day By Day posts photos of The Old Hospital – an area that many Jamaicans agree “should remain as one of the very few green spaces in the city.”

  17 July 2008

Gil the Jenius quotes Bill Moyers to support his argument that Puerto Rico's media has failed the people.

Brazil: Uncovering the lack of freedom of press

  17 July 2008

Andre Deak [pt] interviews Daniel Florêncio [pt], a Brazilian filmmaker living in London, who “has been target of criticism by the government of Minas Gerais because of his video report Gagged in Brazil“, about lack of freedom of press and political manipulation of the media in the country.

Trinidad & Tobago: Now Hair This!

  17 July 2008

“I’m a twenty-something overachieving chick with dreadlocks and a predilection for wearing Converse to work”: Trinidadian blogger The Liming House says her hair “is about defying stereotypes.”

Jamaica: Sex Tapes

  17 July 2008

Jamaican youngsters are engaging in a “[not so] new form of sexual exploration and entertainment” – the sex tape – and Long Bench says: “It's the absence of healthy attitudes about sexuality that creates the market and the appetite for these videos.”

Climate change, the view from Haiti

  17 July 2008

Writing about climate change [Fr], Note d'Or doesn't remember it ever getting this hot in Haiti when she was a child and says the trade winds don't blow as often as they used to.

Angola: “Let's get to be citizens”

  17 July 2008

“We can't carry on saying tirelessly that our country is rich. We can't continue lauding ourselves as the major oil producer in Africa. This was in times when we were children, we felt as children and reasoned as children. Now we need to think as citiznes and quenstion if our...

China: Olympic Condom

  17 July 2008

Consumer products in China try very hard to capture the Olympic concept in their product. This Olympic condom ads has become rather popular in the internet.

Korea: Nurses and Sex Symbol

  17 July 2008

A recent music video of a popular and sexy female singer Lee Hyo-lee in Korea has been a hot issue. Maybe in other places as well as in Korea, the nurse costume has been sometimes used as a sex symbol and the singer used the concept for her new music...

China: Inflation

  17 July 2008

Daai Tou Laam looked into the producer price index and questioned the government's claim that the inflation has been tamed.

Taiwan: Blog and Ads

  17 July 2008

PipperL sums up the recent discussion among bloggers on the issue of Blog Ads, such as, whether blogger should explicitly tell the readers that the post is an ads.

Japan: Tokyo2point0

  17 July 2008

Serkan Toto from Asiajin reports on the two presentations in the Tokyo2point0 event. The first is about a Japan portal site Goo and the second is about Japan twitter.

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