17 October 2009

Stories from 17 October 2009

Egypt: Campaign Against Abusive Publishers

  17 October 2009

An Egyptian blogger and author has had it with dealing with unscrupulous publishers and is taking the initiative to make the voices of authors not given a chance a a sounding board. Check out what Marwa Rakha is up to and how successful her initiative is.

Japan: Avatars come to life in the anime Summer Wars

  17 October 2009

Against the background of the Japanese countryside, feel good sentiments and an extraordinary virtual world are featured in Summer Wars (サマーウォーズSama wozu) [ja], the new animated movie by director Mamoru Hosoda [en]. The anime tells the story of Kenji, an awkward teenage math genius who finds himself involved in an...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Coverage

  17 October 2009

An incident at Beetham Gardens in Port of Spain causes KnowProSE.com to take a look at the roles of both mainstream and new media: “Here's what I got from the media: some stones thrown, some gunshots, some tires lit…in what is categorized as ‘almost a riot’. From the social media,...

Bahamas: Fed Up With Crime

  17 October 2009

“This country needs to be done with pandering to the criminals and give them their due so that the rest of us who want to live in a civil society can get on with it”: When it comes to crime, Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas says “enough is enough”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Salt

  17 October 2009

“Things must be bad in Trinidad when Chinese (from China) workers, who seem to constitute the government’s entire economic stimulus plan, don’t get paid…the most visible indicator of what we have taken to be prosperity in Trinidad has simply collapsed”: B.C. Pires provides interesting commentary.

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