4 February 2010

Stories from 4 February 2010

Spain: Citizen Journalist Award

  4 February 2010

The Spanish citizen journalism site Bottup announces its 2nd Citizen Journalist Award. The winner, open to anyone in the world, will receive up to 1,800 euros towards a trip to anywhere in the world where he or she will be a “Special Correspondent” for Bottup.

Dominican Republic: Coop Marena Cooperative Hotel

  4 February 2010

The Coop Marena is a typical resort hotel in the Dominican Republic. However, blogger José Rafael Sosa notes that what sets this hotel apart is that it is a cooperative [es], and does not belong to a corporation or single individual.

Haiti: Tent Cities

  4 February 2010

~/zaboka reports on conditions in the Haitian tent cities, which sprung up as a result of the homelessness caused by the devastating January 12 earthquake: “I was amazed by how clean it was and how they had separated the camp in different sectors and assigned people in charge to make...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cricketer's House Burgled

  4 February 2010

Cricket icon Brian Lara's house is burgled and tickets to the upcoming Beyoncé concert stolen, prompting Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival, and lifestyle to comment: “Brian Lara's company, Lay Management, was controversially awarded the contract to construct the massive stage for the concert, but the question on...

Suriname: Tattoo You

  4 February 2010

At Paramaribo SPAN, Christopher Cozier considers the work of a tattoo artist “using skin as another canvas”, which “coincides with the painted decorations on Paramaribo minibuses, reaching out to a larger contemporary public and extending the dialogue about visual production.”

Dominica: On Censorship

  4 February 2010

Dominica Weekly puts forward its take on the issue of censorship, commenting: “Dominican authorities must pay close attention to other lyrics which glorify guns, drugs, violence or deviant behaviour. Calypso, as a art form [has] tremendous influence on the behaviour of youth…and governments have a responsibility to ensure that the...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Carnival

  4 February 2010

TriniGourmet.com “shine[s] a spotlight on Trinidad’s largest cultural festival, Carnival”, while gspottt publishes a list of Carnival safety tips.

Bermuda, Barbados: Indebted

  4 February 2010

As Bermuda's debt climbs, Vexed Bermoothes thinks that “government would downsize both its expectations and its size, institute rigorous budgets and controls, and get a grip on its finances”; Barbados Underground, meanwhile, is afraid that “the Barbados economy appears to be headed for the rocks.”

Yakuza and cops have something to teach

  4 February 2010

Former Yomiuri Shimbun journalist Jake Adelstein writes of his experience as crime reporter in Japan in two juicy entries titled Everything I Ever Really Needed to Know I learned From The Yakuza or The Cops 1 & 2 [en].

Taiwan: Photoblogger Featured in Windows7 Theme

  4 February 2010

Photoblogger frogfree's 5 sets of photographs are officially recognized and featured in Windows 7 theme. He hopes it could encourage people around the world using Windows 7  to get to know the beauty of Taiwan(zh).

Japan: Snow Candle Sparking Hope for Haiti

  4 February 2010

Over 100 international students of the International University of Japan joined together to build a snow ball in lighting the candle of hope for Haitians who have been suffering from the earthquake devastation since January 12th.

Who writes about ICT4D online?

  4 February 2010

After several months of dedicated analysis about how ICT for development is covered on the web, here are some thoughts from Global Voices about the online availability of information about ICT4D

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