1 September 2008

Stories from 1 September 2008

Uruguay: Schools in OLPC Project

  1 September 2008

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 Laptop Per Child project and writes about the rural schools “that have shown a reality very different than the city...

Brazil: Guide to blogging in Portuguese

  1 September 2008

“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 for you!”, says Nospheratt [pt] on releasing a free download guide for blogging in Portuguese with 120 tips showing the...

East Timor: On the struggle of the diaspora

  1 September 2008

“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 struggle, a much less terrible one, different of the fight of those who stayed, but it was still a fight...

Macau: Olympic winners parade

  1 September 2008

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 in a circus”: “Couldn't they have rested a few more days before this enormous embarrassment on the news across regional...

Brazil: Useless newspapers

  1 September 2008

“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 – I can only lament the quality of Brazilian newspapers”, says Luiz Carlos Azenha [pt] pointing out mistakes to bias...

Angola: Four days to go to the polls

  1 September 2008

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 British “The Guardian” and writing for the “Observer”, has an interesting story but he finishes it off with observations that...

Somalia: Gadget for cooling camels’ milk

  1 September 2008

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 – the cooling of camels milk for transportation . He was working on a project for VETAID, Somali Pastoral Dairy...

Arabeyes: Ramadan TV – for and against

  1 September 2008

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, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia give us their opinion of the popularity of Ramadan TV in this post.

Jordan: Libya's King of Kings

  1 September 2008

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 in with his official title of “Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab...

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