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8 September 2010

Stories from 8 September 2010

Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's...

Japan, Brazil: Dirty Hearts, a movie on first-generation Japanese-Brazilians after WW2

Jamaipanese reports [en] that next year will be released in Brazil the new film by Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim titled Coracoes Sujos (Dirty Hearts). The movie is about an underreported...

Sri Lanka: A Day To Remember

Vositha comments that today (September 8, 2010) is a day to remember for the Sri Lankans as it is “the end of Sri Lanka as we know it and a...

First Pakistani Tennis player to qualify for the Finals of US Open

Pakistan has something to cheer about after a long spell of tragedies. Hina Safdar at Chowrangi reports that Aisam ul Haq Qureshi has become the first Pakistani ever to qualify...

Nepal: Gokarna Aunsi – The Fathers’ Day

Nepal has its version of fathers’ day which is called Gokarna Aunsi. Pradeep Kumar Singh explains the tradition and the mythology behind this day.

China: Afterthoughts following the New Zealand earthquake

News of the lack of direct casualties and minimal damage done in New Zealand's earthquake this past week has provoked widespread discussion over how far China has come since the...

Kenya: Koroga Enchants

Koroga is an Africa story involving poets and photogpraphers: “At the heart of Koroga is a deep desire to understand how art shapes our social imaginations. Poets have responded to...

Africa: African Merchants in Ancient China

Eccentric Yoruba discusses African merchants in ancient China: “In my previous post I mentioned that I had read somewhere that two slaves given as gifts to the a Chinese Emperor...

South Africa: South Africa's Strike Season

Prisha blogs about South Africa's public sector strike: “It is a well known fact that South Africa has a strike season. That’s right, you heard me: a strike “season” -just...

Malawi: Literacy beyond reading and writing

Steve Sharra's analysis of literacy in the context of Malawi”: “Obviously a basic meaning of “literacy” starts out as learning how to read and write, and in Malawian discourse, the...

Zimbabwe: What makes a Zimbabwean hero?

What makes a hero in Zimbabwe?: “In Zimbabwe, it would seem that the definition of heroism is controlled by Zanu PF alone. Hero designation has always been in the hands...

Chile: Bands and Soloists on Twitter

Roberto Carreño has listed the Twitter accounts of several Chilean bands and soloists.

Guatemala: 100 Good Things Before September 15

Guate Cambia [es] is coming up with 100 good things about Guatemala before September 15; users can send their suggestions to admin@guatecambia.com.

Paraguay: Media Ignores Execution of Three Indians

Enrique Ramón Galeano writes [es] about the execution of three Indians, an event that he says the media and NGOs have ignored.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados: “Sense of the Sensless”

Abeni is saddened by the death of Vincentian Kellisha Ollivierre, one of the victims of the robbery/fire in Barbados: “My hope is that their deaths will drive home the need...

Brazil: A guide to tech for transparency projects in the 2010 elections

Brazil is awash in online technology for transparency and accountability projects in the run-up to its October 2010 presidential elections. Manuella Ribeiro gives us a tour through some of the...

Haiti: MINUSTAH & Violence

The Haitian Blogger discusses the recent death of a young man, allegedly at the hand of UN troops, saying: “It is because of the continuous abuses by MINUSTAH and violent...

Trinidad & Tobago: Budget Day

Today is Budget Day and Plain Talk has a few bits of advice for the new Finance Minister: “There has been a change in Parties at the helm of Governance,...

Colombia: Hiperbarrio Bloggers on Violence in Medellín

Violence, murder, theft and crime are a constant in Medellín and its metropolitan area; issues all people must learn to live with and a social phenomenon that has grown in...

Brazil: “Do It Yourself” Clean Elections

In less than one month there will be elections in Brazil and Eleitor 2010 has already became a game-changer: it is a "crowdsourcing" project aiming to facilitate citizen reports of...

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