July 20, 2005

Taran in Guyana

Category: Politics,Tech — @ 9:58 am

Taran is in Guyana, the site of my previous project on Kali Mai religious healing. He is updating his blog with a lot of good information and stories on the F/OSS work he is doing down there. Anyone interested in the politics of free software adoption and Guyana/Caribbean, should check out his posts.

As he often writes about, we rarely hear news from this region of the world, and the Guyanas and Suriname probably top the list in terms of “relative obscurity.” Back in 98, 99, when many newspapers were still not online, many of Guyana’s publications were available, making it very easy to keep abreast of developments.

Today, via Anarchogeek I learned that there is a new TV station down in the “Global South,” Telesur. They are tackling the problems of corporate media and their broadcasting and mission look very promising. Read more from rabble.

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for the mention. I’m finding Guyana to be a very culturally rich country, and I wish to explore it more than I am presently… being ‘stuck’ in Georgetown, Guyana is something of a sacrifice in such a large country.

    Many people speak of the Guyanese as 2nd class citizens, especially in the Caribbean region… yet I am finding the Guyanese people to be, by and large, 1st class people. In some of the more rural areas, I am reminded of Nicaragua – and how Trinidad must have been at some time.

    Brazil has a growing presence in Guyana as well. I have to write about that some more. :-)

    Comment by Taran — July 24, 2005 @ 7:15 pm

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