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5 August 2008

Stories from 5 August 2008

Croatia: Interview with Dubravka Ugrešić

Balkanikum [French] posted an interview with Croatian writer Dubravka Ugrešić, published by H-Alter on the occasion of the publication of her latest novel in French, Baba Yaga a pondu de...

Ukraine: Hacker Target?

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...

Russia: Ingushetian News-Site Silenced?

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...

Estonia: Review of the Singing Revolution

Babel Tallinn posts a review of the recent documentary The Singing Revolution (Laulev Revolutsioon) about the period 1986-1991, when Estonia – along with Latvia and Lithuania – gradually reconquered its...

China: Tibetan protesters raise flag outside Olympic stadium

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...

Guinea-Bissau: Parliament is dissolved by the president

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...

Angola: A month to go to the polls

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...

Brazil: A campaign to give investors control over Amazon

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Brazil: The cost of the cybercrime bill

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...

Arabeyes: Are Arab-American Men Losers?

“Are Arab-American men really losers?” wonders Asoom, a young Arab-American woman - or are the parents of potential brides out of touch with reality when it comes to selecting a...

Latvia: Constitutional Amendments Despite Failed Referendum?

Following the failed referendum in Latvia on constitutional amendments, Baltic reports that President Valdis Zatlers and – so far – the Civic Union party (PS) are instead putting forward their...

Jordan: Noor and Muhannad T-shirts Unacceptable

From Jordan, Tololy finds it unacceptable that t-shirts for children are on sale, featuring the actors in a popular Turkish soap opera, Noor and Muhannad, that has been dubbed into...

China: Considering the Olympics with an open mind

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...

D.R. of Congo: Biomass Charcoal

Ethan blogs about biomass charcoal in Eastern Congo.

Nigeria: Forex Trading

NaijaEcash writes about Forex Trading in Nigeria asking, “Who makes the money?“

Kenya: Digital Storytelling Project

Kenyan Pundit writes about a project using blogs to give street children in Kenya a space to express themselves.

Kenya: No tourists, no money

Video Journalist Africa blogs about the 24-years-old Sharif Osman who survives on letting tourists in Kenya take a ride on his camel.

Croatia: Anniversary of Operation Storm

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...

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