Stories from 21 May 2010
Jamaica: Logan Act?
My View of JamDown from Up So thinks that “it should be clear in the aftermath of the Prime Minister's revelations about the Jamaica Labour Party's retention of a lawyer in the Dudus case that Jamaica needs a Logan Act.”
Nigeria: Nigerian Blog Awards 2010
The second annual Nigerian Blog Awards was launched May 10, 2010.
Hiring: Global Voices Seeks Director for Rising Voices
Global Voices seeks a Program Director for its Rising Voices citizen media training and outreach initiative. To express your interest, please send a cover letter and CV by no later than June 10.
Brazil: 5XFavela: Art Breaking Social and Cultural Barriers
5X Favela is a social and cultural project that resulted in a feature film about the country's favelas being presented this week at the Cannes Film Festival. It is the first Brazilian feature film of its kind to be made by slum-dwellers themselves. But before traveling to the festival, Felha, one of the directors was randomly humiliated by police, showing that we still have some way to go in altering this stigma of Brazilian society.
Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile
Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a new water-sharing agreement. Egyptian bloggers react to the news in this post by Marwa Rakha.
Saudi Arabia: Al Farhan Returns to Blogging
Popular Saudi blogger Fuad Al Farhan is back to blogging - to the delight of the blogging community. In this third debut into the world of blogging, Al Farhan discusses his experience with social networking and why blogging is his first passion.
Thailand: Blog reactions to Bangkok violence
Bangkok is now under full government control after government troops successfully removed the Red Shirt protest barricades in the city. Here are several blog reactions from Bangkok about the raging political crisis in the country
Slovenia: Student Protest Turns Violent
Borut Peterlin posts photos from the May 19 student protest in Ljubljana, which turned into a riot. Sleeping With Pengovsky writes: “What Ljubljana witnessed yesterday was not an outpour of crisis-fueled rage or misery. These kids go to school, do their homework, take tests and have crushes. They are not...
Russia: Video of Vibrating Bridge Over Volga River
User hrom252 posts a link to almost unbelievable video of the newly built bridge over Volga river that is vibrating under heavy wind like it's made of rubber. As blogger alliruk notes, the bridge was finished six months ago and now traffic in the city is paralyzed.