Stories from 8 November 2008
“The blogosphere has long played a key role in transforming Egypt's political landscape, with new media formats being exploited by those seeking to challenge the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.” British Journalist Jack Shenker explores, in his recent article to “Arab Press Network”, the new emerging phenomena from Egypt for cyber activism and political impact using new media forms.
M.S. Hijiouji is a Moroccan blogger who is interested in new technology. In his last blog post, he discusses the last offers to sell Yahoo via Microsoft, Google or AOL, as translated from the original Arabic by Global Voices' Lasto Adri.
“We are students who have things to say. We want to be heard but no seems to want to listen. Or if they do, we are shoved to a different office where someone who would be more suitable for the job is. Then we get there, and the office is...
Anush Babajanyan's Photoblog posts photographs of women who stand out from the crowd in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. The blog says that while society treats them as something different, she had only respect for their individuality.
A blogger’s post Why am I supporting Obama even though it might be against national interests has been popular in portal sites. I introduce why he is supporting Obama and why he thinks that his victory will be against national interests in Korea, but why he observes optimistically. 국익에 반하여...
Stood in the Congo: “Now Obama has won, many American women will come here to try and make the next President.”
Tropically Tolerant writes about the potential of new Google software, which allows local people to draw GIS data on top of satellite imagery, to help map regions of the world, like Africa, where GIS data may be scant or nonexistent.
Kenyans have been celebrating since dawn on Wednesday, after learning the man they consider their native son will be the next President of the US. Especially in the small farming village of Nyangoma-Kogelo where Barack Obama's father was born, but also all throughout the country and in the Kenyan blogosphere...
David Ajao writes about Chams, a Nigerian IT company, and its ambitious plan to build the world's largest cyber cafe in Lagos, Nigeria. ChamsCity will boast 1,000 computers under one roof, a feat that, if accomplished, would break the current world record.
Investigators have determined that Chelito the Giraffe died of a heart attack writes Voces Lojanas [es], which has been following the events following the death of the beloved animal in Loja, Ecuador.
M. Isabel Guerra from Palabras Van y Vienen [es] writes about amodern art expositionfeaturing images of popular Peruvian saints. She also writes about the closing of the gallery by the San Isidro Municipality for not having the proper licenses.
Bangkok Pundit reports Sulak Sivaraksa was arrested for lèse majesté. Thailand Crisis also writes of lèse majesté charges filed against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
The Guatemalan marimba band Sonal Ko Konab’ is currently touring Italy according to the blog Santa Cruz Barillas [es] and they proudly representing, not only their home region, but the entire country.
Lin Jiaxiang, (CPC) party secretary of the Shenzhen maritime bureau in the Guangdong province of China, is the target of an investigation after he allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old girl in an attempt to molest her.
As the week draws to a close, South African environment bloggers touched on various topics, from inspiring talks, green buildings and a net metering law in South Africa. Picture of Green Roof in the western cape South Africa, by Mark Turner on Flickr. Rory of the Carbon Smart blog poststop...
Just hours after Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election, Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev delivered his first address to the Russian Federal Assembly, making statements that grabbed attention both at home and in the West. Below is a selection of Russian bloggers' thoughts regarding the address and its timing.
Insightful and detailed accounts of the 6 November protests by the Far-Eastern Sweet Potato and Michella. The Bala Daily reports on a student protest at the Executive Yuan that was broken up by police.
Rocio of Entre Lo Público y Lo Privado [es] reminds everyone that this sunday is the National Day of the Pupusa, which is the traditional dish in El Salvador.
The bus service to his community of Saraguro in Ecuador, has a lot to be desired according to Angel Gualán. He writes about the monopoly of services and those drivers that prefer to only accept passengers traveling all the way to the end of the route, leaving those residents from...
The municipality of Guayaquil, Ecuador, is sponsoring a blogging contest with additional trainings [es]. However, Pitonizza Rios, has heard very little of the event in what would typically be the way to advertise such things, online and on blogs.