8 June 2010

Stories from 8 June 2010

East Timor: Citizen Media Meagerness

  8 June 2010

Giantpanda dives into Timorese culture of togetherness and reflects about the country's meagerness along the blogosphere questioning if in East Timor “for many, a personal blog would be like setting up a tent on the mountain far from the village.”

Guatemala: Bloggers Draw Attention to Green Initiatives

  8 June 2010

The bloggers at Antigua Daily Photo have started, “a mini-series to show you some of the ‘green’ initiatives available just around Antigua Guatemala.” They began by highlighting e-waste de Guatemala [es], an NGO that collects and gets rid of electronic waste.

Mexico: Having Fun With Census Questions

  8 June 2010

This year Mexico will hold a Census, and the blogger from Maldito Thinner [es] has compiled a list of the best 100 burlesque questions published under the hashtag #preguntasdelcenso (census questions). For example: “17.- ¿Cuál es su ingreso aproximado en las granjas de Farmville? ¿Cuántos cochinitos tiene? (17.-What is your approximate income in...

Haiti: Farmers’ Rights

  8 June 2010

The Haitian Blogger republishes a Facebook report that supports Haitian farmers “in their epic fight against the Monsanto multinational corporation.”

Costa Rica: Laura Chinchilla's First 30 Days in Office

  8 June 2010

The first female president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, has been in office for 30 days; the blog Carepicha [es] analyses this first month. Among a political evaluation, the blogger congratulates Chichilla for using Open Source on her website, but calls her out for not having a Twitter account.

South Korea: Netizens Question Cause of Cheonan Tragedy

  8 June 2010

Ronda Hauben from Ohmynews blogs about south Korean netizen's doubt about the cause of Cheonan Tragedy and government's move to invite bloggers and twitterers “to dispel any doubts among the young that North Korea was behind the deadly attack”.

Guyana: Twittering

  8 June 2010

Signifyin’ Guyana suggests that “its promise of a succinct, timely message relayed between friends, (and enemies), networkers, netidlers, and all other kinds of purposeful or purposempty folk, is probably why Twitter is so seductive to many.”

Haiti: What Would Jean-Juste Say?

  8 June 2010

“If father Jean-Juste were alive, what he would say to the earthquake survivors? What he would say to the international and Haitian government bureaucracies?”: Wadner Pierre remembers the late Father Gerard Jean-Juste, whom he describes as “an adoptive father” to him.

Peru: The Blogosphere Remembers Bagua

  8 June 2010

A year from the tragic incidents in Bagua, where officially 34 people died (23 of them were policemen) and unofficial reports speak of a much larger number of casualties, Peruvians used blogs to express their different feelings: pain, frustration, and disenchantment were the predominant sentiments.

Pakistan: Bloggers Reject Religious Hatred

  8 June 2010

93 innocent lives were lost when the Ahmadiyya religious community was attacked in Lahore around a week ago. Pakistani bloggers, netizens and activists have denounced the attacks in strong words.

Israel: Pixies Pull Show Stopper

In the wake of mounting international criticism and condemnation of Israel’s clash with activists intent on breaking the blockade on Gaza, the Pixies, a veteran rock band, have canceled their concert in Israel. Nicole Hyman follows the debate on the link between music and politics on Twitter.

Indian Diaspora: Going traditional in Raleigh

  8 June 2010

In Raleigh, blogger Maddy and his family, on becoming new home owners, decide to do a Ganapathy homam (a Hindu religious ceremony or puja, performed before starting any new venture) as is traditional in South India. Maddy shares with us his interesting experience of doing a traditional puja in North...

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