Stories from 7 September 2010
The blog Nacer en Honduras [es] posted a list of historical events that took place in Honduras in the month of September, ranging from 1525 to 2009.
Cristian Cambronero, from Fusil de Chispas [es], made an infograph with statistics on the use of social networks in Costa Rica.
Hernán Haines reacts [es] to the new presence of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Twitter (@CFKArgentina)
After the significant expense of participating in the Eurovision song contest and holding the annual Flower Festival, oil-rich Azerbaijan keeps on surprising the world. Last week, for example, the world's highest flag was hoisted in the capital, Baku.
Outrage over the arrest of Bahraini human rights activist and blogger Ali Abdulemam has sparked an outpouring of support from around the world.
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.
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...
A recent study claims to have proved its hypothesis that reading Arabic is harder for the brain than reading Hebrew or English. Gabriel Nada brings us reactions from netizens.
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.
Lebanese blogger and software developer Mir analyzed the Lebanese blogs and shared her results in this post.
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.”
The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog posts the first in a series of features on the pioneers of modern Jamaican art.
Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac thinks that the English-speaking Caribbean “is going through an immense social crisis” that centers around violent crime.
Cafe Pyala tries to find out who were the people behind the abduction, humiliation and beating of Islamabad-based investigative reporter Umar Cheema.
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.”
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…”
Bhutanese blogger Passu questions the traditional practice of astrologers telling a person's destiny from a book according to the date of birth.
“Why should we be having cholera outbreak in Nigeria in 2010?”, Chikwe Ihekweazu asks. He believes that cholera is a disease of poverty and a failed society.
Learn about Seychelles turtles in Seychelles from volunteers and researchers at Marine Conservation Society Seychelles
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…”
Photoblogger Anil Advani took a long time to put together a photo essay Of Karwan Bazar, a “chaotic whole-sale market for poultry, fish, meat and vegetables” in the middle of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh.