5 August 2008

Stories from 5 August 2008

Ukraine: Hacker Target?

  5 August 2008

Pawlina of the blog Nash Holos comments on an article about internet hackers in Russian forums hackers calling for a large-scale attack on the computer networks of government institutions in Ukraine because of its NATO aspirations.

Russia: Ingushetian News-Site Silenced?

  5 August 2008

Dzutsev's Weblog reports that one of the few websites presenting independent news on Ingushetia, ingushetiya.ru, probably will have to be closed because its editor has had to seek refuge in Western Europe due to political persecution.

China: Tibetan protesters raise flag outside Olympic stadium

  5 August 2008

Still waiting (updating below) for more details, but Qik.com vlogger Noel Hidalgo is at the scene and giving updates via Twitter. Here's a video he took just a few minutes ago not far from the Olympic bird's nest: Noel has just finished uploading a second video, in which he reports...

Guinea-Bissau: Parliament is dissolved by the president

  5 August 2008

Duarte Figueiredo [pt] echoes the piece of news that the President of Guinea-Bissau, Joao Bernardo “Nino” Vieira, decided on the dissolution of the National Parliament today, “given the serious institutional crisis” that the country faces. Elections take place on November 16.

Angola: A month to go to the polls

  5 August 2008

The electoral campaign in Angola starts officially today and Wanderley Ribeiro [pt] is motivated: “Angolan brothers, let us all be prepared and united to choose the party that we will help in the development of Angola”. The first parliamentary poll since 1992 takes place next Sept 05. Presidential elections are...

Brazil: A campaign to give investors control over Amazon

  5 August 2008

Sérgio Coutinho [pt] blogs about an US video showing an Arkhos Biotech campaign to give international investors control over the Amazon rainforest. “It is impressive how the viewer's intelligence is underestimated in the name of personal wealth.” Visit the blog to see the video in English.

Guinea-Bissau: With no magic wand, we need good will

  5 August 2008

Désiré Elisée [pt] on Guinea-Bissau's economic, socio and political situation, which, according to him, doesn't get any better. “There are no good fairies, or magic wands, but there must be good will, technical competence and sense of state not to be up a “gum-three”.

Brazil: Do your bit and don't wait for the media

  5 August 2008

Daniel Florêncio [pt] comments on the rallies demanding investigations into Gilmar Mendes, the president of the Brazilian Supreme Court, over allegations of corruption. “If you take part, take photos, make movies, talk to people who went there and write in your blog on the issue. Publish all the material and...

Brazil: The cost of the cybercrime bill

  5 August 2008

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] argues that the cybercrime bill proposed for Brazil will put DHCP protocol networks at risk because it enables free and anonymous surfing, the same for wireless networks which allow free public access. “(Senator) Azeredo will create a new cost for Brazil: the cost of digital communication”. Meanwhile...

China: Considering the Olympics with an open mind

  5 August 2008

Highly recommend you read this post from media psychologist Pamela Rutledge which would have Chinese bloggers doing countless push-ups if they (could) read it. On the recent terrorism incidents: “I can’t imagine the hoopla in Homeland Security if the U.S. had been getting the amount of terrorist threats that China...

Croatia: Anniversary of Operation Storm

  5 August 2008

On the 4th of August 1995 the largest European land offensive since World War II started in Central Croatia, in the area of Krajina. Until then Croatian Serbs were the majority population there, but a few days later there were no Serbian families left in this area. For that reason it was called Operation Storm (Operacija Oluja). Bloggers comment on the anniversary.

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