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7 September 2010

Stories from 7 September 2010

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Puerto Rico: Conversation, Critique, Banter and Fun on the Net

7 September 2010

One hundred forty characters were not enough. This is why a group of bloggers, social media savants, and pop culture junkies from Puerto Rico decided to expand the conversations they were having through Twitter. On February 11, 2010, @eldifusor, @fetoso, @joeprog, @nerdote, @redod, @reed_rothchild and a “revolving cast of online friends, followers, and collaborators” recorded the first podcast of #EnProfundo [ES] (In-depth) which is now transmitted every week.

Cuba: Prince Claus Award

7 September 2010

Generation Y blogs about the “great surprise” of receiving the 2010 Prince Claus Award, saying: “I’m only going to focus on the satisfactions: the growing alternative blogosphere, the cracks that have opened in the wall, the Podcast I just inaugurated a few weeks ago, and all the text messages I’ve...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Boscoe

7 September 2010

Nicholas Laughlin is “bemused and bothered” by certain aspects of an interview given to the New York Review of Books blog about artist Boscoe Holder’s work, while Pleasure ruminates on the late artist's male nudes.

Barbados: Times Have Changed

7 September 2010

Diaspora blogger Jdid says of his country's recent tragedy: “The time has come to realize…that our small islands aren't what they were 20-30 years ago. Accept that and then maybe we can move in the right direction to fixing what is wrong.”

Jamaica, Barbados: Social Crisis

7 September 2010

Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac thinks that the English-speaking Caribbean “is going through an immense social crisis” that centers around violent crime.

Liberia: Peace Education in Liberian Schools

7 September 2010

Mainlehwon Ebenezer Vonhm blogs about peace education in Liberia: “After a rigorous ethnography survey on the causes of continues violence in Liberian schools and communities; CPE was able to develop proactive teaching packages for promoting the culture of peace.”

Kenya: Hail the mobile phone

7 September 2010

David Kimondo argues that the mobile phone has become the signature tool of development in Kenya: “A few years ago election monitoring and reporting was a tricky, tiring and often thankless affair…[involving] sending hordes of polling clerks, election observers and monitors, with paper files stashed in their underarms…”

Madagascar: The Forgotten Crisis

7 September 2010

Gregory Simpkins discusses Africa's forgotten crisis: “If you ask most Africa watchers what is the most urgent crisis on the continent, you’ll likely get answers ranging from Sudan to Somalia or even Congo. It is not likely that Madagascar will rise to the top of the list…”

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