Stories from 9 January 2011
Puerto Rico: Interview of Esoez TV Team
In the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es], @redod interviews @nerdote and @fetoso [es], the team behind the blog and performance project Esoez TV [es].
Puerto Rico: School Away from School
Poder, Espacio y Ambiente [es] informs about the initiative “Universidad sin paredes” (University without Walls), that aims to offer classes outside the physical space of the University of Puerto Rico, where students are on strike.
Puerto Rico: Blogs go Mainstream
The tech blog Qiibo has posted the audio of the interview [es] journalist Jonathan Lebrón Ayala did with various bloggers in Puerto Rico for the mainstream radio station WKAQ/Univisión.
Tunisia: “Please tell the world Kasserine is dying!”
Tunisian netizens are working around the clock to show the rest of the world the ongoing carnage in their country. What started as a protest against unemployment when a 26-year-old Tunisian man set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid last month has ignited the country, sparking a wave of protests across it. Following are some reactions from earlier today.
Sudan: Southern Sudan Independence Referendum on Twitter
Voters in Southern Sudan went to the polls today to decide whether to separate or remain part of Sudan. This is a roundup of tweets related to the referendum. You can follow live tweets using the hashtag #SudanRef.
Filipino Netizens Debate Proposed Broadband Caps
The provision in a draft memorandum by the Philippine National Telecommunications Commission allowing Internet Service Providers to set a maximum volume of data a subscriber can consume in a day has sparked debate and on-line movements among Filipino internet users.
Floods Continue to Devastate Australia
Devastating floods on both the East and West coasts of Australia have caused a war of words over water as well as some high quality online crowdsourcing by our national broadcaster. There has been a series of online spaces to share flood experiences.
Japan: New Landmark “Tokyo Sky Tree” is Growing
The year 2011 in Tokyo started with a sunny blue sky, and it was the perfect day to mark the beginning of a fresh new year. Japanese people have customs to be in touch with auspicious things during the New Year's holiday, such as special meals where each of the...
Ghana: An African Election: A Documentary
An African Election is a documentary based on the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana that looks behind-the-scenes at the complex, political machinery of a third world democracy struggling to legitimize itself to its first world contemporaries.
Japan: Ryuichi Sakamoto Experiments with Social Music Experiences
Ryuichi Sakamoto, one of Japan's most respected musicians, is experimenting with new ways for fans to enjoy his music with skmtSocialproject. His piano concert held in Seoul today was broadcast on Ustream and 410 venues around the world voluntarily held ‘live viewing’ events. Other big name artists to have used...
Sudan: Southern Sudan Live Reports
You can now live reports of Southern Sudan Referendum 2011 from Sudan Vote Monitor.
Cote d'Ivoire: Military option should be last
Nana argues that military option should be last in Cote d'Ivoire: “I thought that both Ouatarra and Gbagbo may have cheated in the November 28 election. My qualms was why France, the USA and the IMF were at only Gbagbo's neck; even to the point that a sitting president of...
Kenya: Kenya Ni Yetu Campaign Launched
Kenya Ni Yetu [Kenya is ours] Campaign is launched in Kenya: “Kenyans gathered in their numbers to strategize and discuss the peaceful revolution that needs to happen in order for the country to experience the change we so deserve.”
Sudan: Live Tweets from Southern Sudan
Get live tweets and photos about Southern Sudan Referendum 2011 from Alun MacDonald.
Sudan: Recession big issue in North Sudan than referendum
Alun MacDonald tweeting from Southern Sudan: “In North Sudan seems the big issue is Recession not Referendum. Irate emails from friends about the new austerity cuts & price rises”
Sudan: The long walk to vote
A photograph of a voter in Southern Sudan entitle, “The long walk to vote #SudanRef #Sudan”
Sudan: Sudan referendum: what to watch
What is next for Southern Sudan after the historic referendum?: “My real worry for this situation is not that war will break out between north and south – even over Abyei, which I think will eventually be allowed to vote on its own status – but rather than tensions within...
Egypt: Who's Who of Who's in Jail
On Twitter, Egyptian Ahmed Sabry writes (Ar): “The Egyptian government detains Salafists, Christians, Satan worshipers, activists, gays, seculars, communists and atheists. Only the vegetarians are left.”
Arab World: Tears Spilled on the Break Up of Sudan
South Sudan's independence referendum and the likelihood of its separation today has hit a raw nerve with some Arab netizens. Many worry this could be the first step towards carving up the Middle East. Here's a snapshot of their reactions on microblogging site, Twitter.
Christmas in Armenia and Georgia… and on Twitter
While Christmas was observed in the West on 25 December, other countries instead celebrated it earlier this week. In Armenia, however, it even became a trending topic on Twitter .
Japan: Android Conference
The Japan Android Group is hosting the “Android Bazaar and Conference 2011 Winter” at Tokyo University today, and many people are tweeting about it with the hashtag #abc2011w.