15 November 2010

Stories from 15 November 2010

Czech Republic: Russian Presence in Karlovy Vary

  15 November 2010

The Czech Daily Word writes about Karlovy Vary, a famous Czech resort town popular with tourists from the former Soviet states: “And one can see the Russian presence on almost every main street in downtown Karlovy Vary, where even hair salons, post offices, hardware stores etc. have signs in four...

Pakistan: Bulldozing Over Civilization

  15 November 2010

The recent bomb attack that killed 19 people in Karachi shook buildings, shattered glasses and weakened people’s sense of security. The sad fact is that this has become a routine Pakistanis are being forced to live with.

Fiber To The Home Services in Pakistan

  15 November 2010

An Infrastructure uplift, perhaps? Pakistan was the first in South Asia to launch an FTTH service. This article in Telecomistan reviews the industry and the challenges faced in Pakistan.

Haiti: Will Elections Proceed?

  15 November 2010

Wadner Pierre says that as “Haiti prepares to hold controversial elections, natural disasters and disease may force the Haitians authorities to reschedule…”

Trinidad & Tobago: Illegal Spying

  15 November 2010

Trin joins “in the national outrage and wait[s] for action” as more details come to light about illegal wiretapping of citizens by the former government.

Ecuador: The Government and Social Networking

  15 November 2010

Use of the Internet and social networks by the government of Ecuador is rapidly increasing. Is this an attempt to increase government transparency, a new media strategy or alternatively, is this the government's way of bypassing the media silence?

Kenya: New Kenyan classifieds website

  15 November 2010

A Nairobian's Perspective writes about a new Kenyan classifieds website: “DealFish.co.ke is a brand new Kenyan classifieds website.The DealFish site makes it easy for members within a community to buy, sell, rent and find products and services as part of a like-minded community.”

Puerto Rico: Prensa Comunitaria, A Project of Media Activism

  15 November 2010

Prensa Comunitaria was founded in 2004 with the objective to empower the Puerto Rican communities through the creation of media. The board president, Samuel Rosario, talked with Global Voices about the birth of the project, its work in the communities, the importance of citizen journalism, and the relationships with traditional media.

Brazil: more criticism of media regulation

  15 November 2010

André Kenji, from the blog Dissidência, compares [pt] media regulation in Brazil and the USA, saying that public TV licenses cannot be treated as the private property of media owners. Meanwhile, Jorge Seadi at Sul21 comments [pt] that UNESCO has also proposed more independent control over the media in Brazil.

Puerto Rico: Indie Rockers Inspired by Internet Culture

  15 November 2010

Since entering Puerto Rico's buoyant independent music scene in late 2008, Los Niños Estelares have been known for their unique brand of socially-conscious, self-referential folk-pop sing-a-longs both online and off. They share their thoughts with Global Voices about Puerto Rico's online community and the local "memes" created through social services and the blogosphere.

Brazil: digital culture forum kicks off in São Paulo

  15 November 2010

The second annual Fórum da Cultura Digital Brasileira (Brazilian Digital Culture Forum) [pt] has begun in São Paulo. Due to run until 17th November, the forum aims to bring together cultural initiatives and communications-related organisations “in order to promote the development of public policies for the digital age” [pt].

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