The State of Online Subtitling

The State of Online Subtitling

In a recent post, “Indigenous Protests, Wikileaks and Online Subtitles” I focused on the social and historical importance of adding subtitles to online video, especially as it relates to those who promote human rights and inclusive rural development. Most...
Indigenous Protests, Wikileaks and Online Subtitles

Indigenous Protests, Wikileaks and Online Subtitles

In June 2009 residents of Lima witnessed just how far removed their urban media were from the reality of daily life in the north of Peru. Peruvian protesters in June 2009 at Devil’s Curve. Photograph by Enrique Castro-Mendivil. The Protest Earlier that year Peru...
[Impunity in Peru] The Importance of Civil Society

[Impunity in Peru] The Importance of Civil Society

In April 2009 Aldo Panfichi, a professor at Peru’s Pontificia Universidad Católica and consultant for OSI’s Latin America Program (disclosure: my current employer), carried out a survey of 462 residents of Lima about their perceptions of NGO’s. He...
Taxis in Lima

Taxis in Lima

“Arequipa (2006)” by Leo Prieto One of the most refreshing books I’ve read this year has been Khaled al-Khamissi’s Taxi. (A kind gift from Noha.) It’s nothing but a slim collection or three-page vignettes that recall conversations with...
Getting to Know Global Voices' Latin America Team

Getting to Know Global Voices' Latin America Team

Cross-posted at Global Voices Some of the very best weblogs from around Latin America hardly ever receive mention on Global Voices. That’s because their authors are also contributors there and spend most of their time drawing your attention to others’...