Monday, April 07, 2008

Here is something to be proud about

An Independent Cuban blogger named Yoani Sanchez who chronicles the woes of life in communist-run Cuba was awarded one of Spain’s top journalism awards, the Ortega and Gasset prize for digital journalism.

Sanchez won it for her shrewdness in overcoming hurdles to freedom of expression in Cuba, vivacious style and her drive to join the global space of citizen journalism. Her “Generacion Y” blog is the most popular blog posted from Cuba (http://www.desdecuba.com/generaciony/). It received 1.2million hits in February for its web page on a server in Germany.
Sanchez is a 32-year-old philologist who started her blog as a therapy to let out frustration and to write news about Cuba that would otherwise never come out. She has drawn considerable readership by writing about her daily life and describing the economic hardships and political constraints in her country.


Missing lady returns
I had mentioned in my earlier post that an Indian lady was missing, well it seems she returned home and doesn’t seem to remember anything that happened...There are so many stories going around, and so I don’t know which one to believe. Some tell that she was sprayed with something on the face by the taxi guy; others are that she went to a relative’s house and so on…Only the good lord knows what happened…anyway good to know that she is safe.

14 comments:

Solitaire said...

Do you know what fugue is...maybe it was that!

Enigma said...

@solitaire
humm ya maybe the selctive memory loss too...cant tell..but she rembers getting into the taxi and somethin it seems....and there r talks that she fought with hubby too..god knows

Meghna said...

Hi enigma,
I liked reading that blog and I'm glad the Indian lady returned! Rejoicing time for her family and I'm even more happy to see that you cared to make a post about it......Great work :P

Enigma said...

@meghna
thank u so much...ya i do hope that her family is rejoicing..even i'm gald that she got bac safetly even though she tells that she doesnt remeber wat happened or where she was...

Mansi Trivedi said...

I like ur blog..lots!
and Yay to Blogalism...

Enigma said...

@mansi
hey thank u so much :)

The Pseudonym said...

Hmmmm I always assumed that a place like kuwait is crime free. Though a woman scorned...I just can't imagine the consequences...

AaYuShI said...

Hi Enigma,
Nice post.
kinda like your blog..I'm glad as well for the Indian woman returning..

Do visit my blog.

*Cheers*
Aayushi

Enigma said...

@ Pseudonym
Well ya its surprising na...its so strict and too much of police cehcking and stuff and still..the main prob is lost of expatriates here and its most of them who are engaged in the crimes...and many of the filipino wowmen are the ones who suffer the most...

Enigma said...

@ Aayushi

Thank u so much...ya sure will check out ur blog.....

Keshi said...

omg! atleast she's safe. tnxx!

Keshi.

Enigma said...

@keshi
ya..thats wat i was also thinking..thank god she is safe...thats first priority

umakumar said...

this cuban blog is not in english?

Enigma said...

@uma
wen u go to the cuban blog, there is an option for english, u can click on it and u will be able to access the english version