Stories from 1 October 2010
Cape Verde: Celebrating Independence while Revisiting Typography
To mark the 51st anniversary of the creation of the movement that organized the independence struggle in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, PAIGC [pt, en], Jorge Brito presents a collection of old stamps and other graphics while chronicling historical events surrounding the 70s in Cape Verde [pt].
Bermuda: Sounding Off
Bermudian bloggers have a lot to say about the former Attorney General's disparaging statements about the outgoing Premier.
East Timor: Bulletins of the Struggle for Independence now Online
Timor Archives launched a new blog that provides access to electronic copies of newsletters published about East Timor’s struggle for independence from 1974 to 1999.
Jamaica: After the Storm
“Heaven knows why we don't learn from the lessons of our past and ensure that our infrastructure is properly maintained”: Given the long list of damage caused by Tropical Storm Nicole, Girl With a Purpose wonders when Jamaicans will “wake up”.
Translator of the Week: Haifa Alrasheed
Haifa Alrasheed is a Saudi blogger who both writes for Global Voices Online and translates for Arabic Lingua. Haifa's choice in the articles she translates for Lingua has always interested me, so I took the opportunity to interview and learn more about her.
Kuwait: Eat, Watch and Pray
A major cinema company in Kuwait has announced that it would introduce a 10 minute break in its daily schedule to give worshippers the chance to perform their maghreb prayers. The announcement, on Twitter, received mixed reactions.
St. Kitts & Nevis: Arrow's Day
Repeating Islands notes that today is an official day of mourning in St. Kitts and Nevis, in honour of the late calypsonian, Arrow.
Muslim World & US: Burning the Quran, Media Attention & Terry Jones
Terry Jones and his Dove World Outreach Center have drawn vast international media attention for a plan that had scheduled the burning of the Quran today, September 11th, in Gainesville, Florida. Than plan has since been scrapped. Netizens react in this post.
Trinidad & Tobago: Eco Freak?
Outlish suggests that “the green agenda has exploded in the last decade or so because of its economic potential.”
Jamaica: A Writer's Influences
“Some Caribbean writers still argue whether a Caribbean literary tradition exists. Dub Wise posits the continuation of that tradition…”: Geoffrey Phlip blogs about his influences for his latest book.
Incorrect names of places in Southeast Asia
Paul Wilding reminds everybody that Laos, Saigon, Bangkok, and Burma in Southeast Asia already have new names.
Brazil: Voters Push for Clean Elections via Internet
In this post Global Voices highlights electoral crimes denounced by Brazilian citizens in the preparation of the voting day for the next President, Governors, Deputies and Senators, next October 3.
Thailand: New governors
Changwat, Amphoe, Tambon provides a list of new governors in the 75 provinces of Thailand.
Myanmar: Cyber Attacks shut down websites
Cyber attacks have shut down the websites of critical Myanmar media groups like The Irrawaddy, Mizzima and the Democratic Voice of Burma. The attacks are believed to be part of a plan to censor news reports related to the coming November elections in Myanmar.
Chile: Students Become Citizen Journalists in ‘Young Reporters’
Periodismo Ciudadano [es] (Citizen Journalism) writes about Jóvenes Reporteros [es] (Young Reporters), a citizen journalism site with content by and for Secondary School students in Santiago, Chile.
Kenya: Medal Hopes at Commonwealth Games 2010
SportKenya looks at Kenya's medal hopes at the Commonwealth Games 2010: “2 days to go; we shall look at what medal hopes Kenya has hoping to work some magic and join the Commonwealth nations in throwing a great party in New Delhi.”
Latin America Reacts to Crisis in Ecuador
Bloggers from Argentina [es], Chile [es], Colombia [es], Bolivia [es], Costa Rica [es], Honduras [es], El Salvador [es], Mexico, Nicaragua [es], Paraguay [es], Venezuela [es] and Peru [es] have reacted to the crisis in Ecuador, sharing different points of view and analyzing what yesterday's events mean for Ecuador and Latin...
Cameroon: Victim’s Tale of a 50-year old Rape in Cameroon
Happy birthday Cameroon's new blog "On the Road to Success"! What an exciting way for me to get started writing for Global Voices Online by celebrating the birth of a new Cameroonian blog focusing on human rights, politics, business and social trends.
Nigeria: Happy Independence Day
Nigeria@50: “Happy Independence Day from the BellaNaija Team to YOU! We pray that today is a turning point for Nigeria. If we had one wish, it would be good governance…rather excellent governance.”
Nigeria: Queer Till I Quench
Queer till I quench: “Hopefully, people’s attitudes towards LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, especially in the Naija community, will become more accepting and less negative. As it stands now, I can’t even envision myself going back to my motherland and living openly as I do now, for...
Zimbabwe: We are tired of poor service delivery
Zimbabweans speak out about poor service delivery: “I’m very much worried about the so called ZESA load shedding especially in the area I live, Hatfield. Usually the cutoff is at 5.30pm and will be back at around 10pm and will also be off as early as 4.30am.”