Stories from 12 July 2010
The underreported food crisis in Sahel is taking worrisome proportions as about 2.5 millions of people in Niger are currently affected by food shortage. Bloggers in Niger reflect on yet another food crisis after the one in 2005.
Ricardo lists [es] 10 things Chileans will never forget about the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Some things are specific to Chile, but others are universal: Paul the Octopus, the Jabulani (the ball), the vuvuzelas and the referee mistakes.
If you live in Europe, are between 18 and 35 years of age and can speak more than one language, then send in a short on multilingualism to an online video contest to win a place aboard an itinerant film making event which will travel and take place in the archipelago of Turku, Finland.
Bhutan Canada publishes an interview with Jamie Zeppa, who wrote a memoir of her teaching years in Bhutan and her self-discovery in a foreign land.
De Neilson writes about the Nepalese tradition of bathing in the pools located in the street side or fountain side.
Think Change India highlights the Dream A Dream project in India which is using team sports like football to create a fun filled learning environment for children.
Back To Bangladesh talks with a Bangladeshi football fan to understand why the Worldcup craze waned in the country – of course after the early departures of their favorites Argentina and Brazil.
The 2010 FIFA Football World Cup in South Africa ended on Sunday July 11. It was a month full of football all around the world. Peruvian fans had to make do with watching the tournament from afar. And now they are celebrating Spain as the new champion.
A diplomatic incident between Brazil and Paraguay broke out in the same day that the latter was eliminated from the World Cup. In focus is a prejudiced video report about the participation of Paraguay in the Cup, which was broadcasted by a Brazilian television channel, Rede Globo's SporTV.
Recently the director of Global Voices Advocacy, Sami Ben Gharbia, gave a series of blogging workshops in Gaza and the West Bank. The workshops were organised by the Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN), which is aiming to increase the number of bloggers in Palestinian society.
Iconic calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow celebrates his 75th birthday; Repeating Islands reports.
Laritza Diversent says that her island is hurting and highlights comments from readers of her blog to prove her point.
Havana Times notes that Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in four years.
When a minister warned that Malaysia could suffer a ‘Greek tragedy' if subsidies are not cut, the nation suddenly woke up to the inevitable but politically unpopular move once again. Bloggers react
The blog Wheelchair accessible holidays Thailand provides relevant information to disabled people and wheelchair users about the accessibility of Hua Hin and Bangkok in Thailand.
A group is now organizing Barcamp Vientiane which is tentatively scheduled for November.
Lao Voices quotes a survey report which shows that “95 percent of Laotians snack on critters.”
Soccer fans gathered in bars and restaurants around the globe to watch the final game of the World Cup last night. In Uganda, these celebrations were interrupted when bombs exploded at two popular nightlife spots in Kampala, the country's capital.
Quickthink argues that one way of economic recovery and growth for Estonia may be in developing a sector of green technology.
A new LJ community – the association of political bloggers [RUS] has been founded in Russia, aiming to assist and facilitate cooperation among this variety of bloggers.
Ilya Yashin of El pueblo unido jamás será vencido comments on [RUS] the formation of Eduard Limonov's new party Another Russia after his old party – the National Bolsheviks – was banned, and argues that Limonov is doing a mistake. Another Russia was also a coalition of opposition parties and...