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1 September 2008

Stories from 1 September 2008

Ecuador: Video of Campaign for “No” in Upcoming Referendum

A 150-car caravan paraded through the streets of Quito in support of the “Not” vote in the upcoming Constitutional referendum in Ecuador. Danny Ayala of El Federalista [es] posts a...

Dominican Republic: Sidewalks in Poor Condition

Rocío Díaz of Monaco [es] (National Movement for Community Action) writes about and posts photos of sidewalks in deplorable condition in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Uruguay: Schools in OLPC Project

Escuelas Uruguayas [es] is a photoblog maintained by a member of the Ceibal Project, who is responsible for installing the internet connection for the schools taking part in the One...

Brazil: Guide to blogging in Portuguese

“So, do you want to have a blog? Are you starting your first blog? Are you still inexperienced in the roads od the blogosphere? Great – this is the guide...

East Timor: On the struggle of the diaspora

“The East Timor sons in other countries have fully contributed to the visibility of the atrocities that were happening in the country to our brothers. It was another kind of...

Czech Republic: Children's Playgrounds and Ice Cream

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about children's playgrounds in Brno and the Polish-made ice cream featuring “Helena Vondráčková, the politically conformist 1960s pop diva turned stalwart of normalization era light entertainment.”

Macau: Olympic winners parade

Leocardo [pt] reports that the 63 Chinese medal winners have arrived today in Macau, part of a tour of China that, accorging to the blogger, made they look like “monkeys...

Czech Republic: Media and Politicians’ Reactions to War in Caucasus

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the reactions of the Czech media and politicians to the Russian-Georgian conflict.

Brazil: Useless newspapers

“Sorry. I do not want to look like a pedant. But after some time outside Brazil – and especially after a a time geting information about Brazil through the Internet...

Angola: Four days to go to the polls

Many Angolans have blogged today about the elections. Pitigrili [pt] says that despite the atmosphere of peace, “foreign journalists covering the elections still have prejudices. Alex Duval Smith, from the...

Madagascar: Arrest of opposition leader at a public marketplace

Gazety Avylavitra publishes photos of the very public arrest of one of the leaders of the political opposition Henri Lecacheur at the marketplace on friday morning (8/29/008) by a SWAT...

Turkey: Sharing the Same Name

An already controversial Turkish Olympic champion (he publicly prayed after winning the gold) shares the same name as a recently apprehended serial rapist.

Uganda: The cost of doing business in Uganda

What is the cost of doing business in Uganda? Jonathan, an American software developer living in Uganda, writes, “A Breakdown of the Costs of Doing Business in Africa.”

Somalia: Gadget for cooling camels’ milk

Paula writes about a gadget for cooling camels’ milk in Somalia: “My brother Dominic Wanjihia invented this gadget which he calls Fine Lined Evaporative Cooler, for rural application in Somalia...

Arabeyes: Ramadan TV – for and against

The month of Ramadan has just started, and many across the Arab world have been looking forward to the special Ramadan television series that are always shown. Bloggers from Jordan,...

The Balkans: Karadzic at The Hague

Observations on what Radovan Karadzic expects from The Hague and what may possibly await him there – at Mark Mardell's Euroblog, here and here.

Russia, Georgia, EU: Will There Be No Sanctions?

BBC's Mark Mardell reports from the emergency EU summit in Brussels that “it seems all but decided that there will no sanctions against Russia.”

Dubai: Corrective Eye Surgery

Kinan Jarjous, who lives in Dubai, had corrective eye surgery. Click here to read what happened afterwards.

Qatar: Spotlight on Wikipedia

Aljazeera Talk [Ar] sheds light on wikipedia in this interview.

Jordan: Libya's King of Kings

Libyan leader Colonel Muammer Al Gaddafi has been crowned as Africa's King of Kings. From Jordan, Naseem Tarawnah asks: I’m not sure how “king of kings” is going to fit...

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