Stories from 10 July 2011
Ukraine: “Mouth-Watering” Market Photos
The Pickle Project posts “some mouth-watering photos from two Kyiv markets” as well as photos from a highway-side market in Donetsk region.
Ukraine: Hutsul Photo Archive Online
The Uncataloged Museum writes about Hutsul Images, an online collection of photos from the Hutsul regions of Ukraine, created and maintained by Volodymyr Kitselyuk, “an ordinary enthusiast from Hutsul region, a doctor by profession and an ethnographer by vocation.”
Poland: Smoking and the Effects of Smoking Ban
Polandian writes about what has changed and what hasn't since the ban on smoking in public places was introduced in Poland on Nov. 15, 2010.
U.K.: Polish Poetry on the Tube
Belatedly, a link to a post about Polish poetry displayed on the London Underground, which was published on May 31 by the POLSKI blog.
Hungary: A Review of News Coverage
Hungarian Spectrum reviews news coverage by various Hungarian public and commercial media outlets – here, here, and here.
Dominican Republic: Gender Equality?
María Isabel Soldevila questions if gender equality has truly been achieved [es]. She wonders how the newly elected director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, would be treated if she dated one of her employees, like her predecessor Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Dominican Republic: On Sacredness
Blogger Jhonatan Liriano reflects on what he considers is sacred in life [es]: “The working men and women are on my altars, as are the strangers and acquaintances who do not negotiate with justice.”
Argentine Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala
On Saturday July 9 the renowned songwriter Facundo Cabral, whose career was characterised by songs that acted as a vehicle for his messages, was murdered in Guatemala. Moved by his death, many expressed their condolences, memories and emotions on social networks.
Macedonia: First All-Women Hacker Night
Jovanka Gulicoska informed [mk] on her blog about the upcoming All-Women Hacker Night, scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, in the KIKA Hacklab in Skopje (FB event). According to the official announcement [mk], “all girls interested in Free and Open Source Software, GNU/Linux, but also in technology, computers, hacking (not cracking),...
Brazil: Report Reveals Unsustainable Practices of Biofuel Industry
Though biofuel has been acclaimed as the best exit for the world’s struggle for energy resource and a 'green' alternative which can reduce carbon emission, a recent study by the NGO Reporter Brasil on the Brazilian ethanol chain production reveals its high socio-environmental cost.
India: Private And Public Cloud
Confused Of Calcutta shares with simple examples what the blogger thinks about public and private clouds.
South Sudan: Free At Last!
Africa has a new nation: the Republic of South Sudan. South Sudan held a referendum on January 9, 2011, on whether or not it should remain a part of Sudan. After voting almost unanimously (99%) for independence from the north, Southern Sudan's formal independence was declared on 9 July, 2011. Bloggers discuss this historic occasion.
Ukraine, Belarus: Monuments to Holocaust Victims
Memory At War translates Andriy Portnov's text on post-Soviet monuments to Holocaust victims.
Maldives: Workshops On Citizen Journalism
The Maldives Project consists of a series of citizen journalism workshops on three islands in the Maldives during the period from June 15 to August 10, 2010. You can find all about them in their blog.
Japan: A Fukushima Poet Tweets His Verses
Since the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster, Ryoichi Wago, a poet from Fukushima city, has been experimenting with a new form of poetry. He expresses his feelings about issues such as uncertainty of the future and fear of the radiation that has been threatening his land and its inhabitants.