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· March, 2006

Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2006

Philippines: The Story of Jolo

Blogkadahan tells story of Jolo, a small town in the southwest of the Philippines which she remembers as once one of the most beautiful place in the country. Now, she...

Singapore: Honour your pledge

At Diary of A Lucky Singaporean Lucky Tan satirises the pledge of Singaporean politicians by applying its wording of justice, equality and democracy to their actions. He finds the pledge...

Singapore: Inreases of failed marriage

Ryang Wong doubts that telling people to work hard on their marriage is sufficient to prevent divorce. Statistics show that half of the marriages in Singapore these days do not...

Singapore: Online Petition

Singapore Election Watch announces an online petition against linking votes to public housing upgrading in Singapore.

Thailand: Thaksinomics 2.0

Bookish reports on Thaksinomics 2.0 that he finds lacking substance especially on the vision for lifting the poor out of poverty.

Indonesia: People are leaving

Sarapan Ekonomi notices that many people are leaving Indonesia citing the map provided by Worldmapper and commenting that net emigration is common in poor or developing countries, where the poor...

Indonesia: Islamist vs. Secular parties

Indonesia Matters examines the categorization of Islamist vs. Secular parties in Indonesia.

Vietnam: Annoying government loudspeaker

Vietnamese God posts a picture of government's loudspeaker that repeats announcements constantly in his home area. He feels that although in some ways it is helpful, but you will wish...

Singapore: a gay party cancelled

On the cancellation of Feelin’ Good, a party organised by gay and lesbian media and events company Fridae, Mr. Brown quotes and links to conflicting statements from Fridae and the...

Indonesia: the military's business empire

Indonesia Today says the armed forces is so powerful that it has amassed its own business empire that include interests in luxury hotels, golf courses and commercial banks. The military...

Malaysia: gold medals in badminton

True-blue Malaysians, not imported talents, won 4 gold medals in badminton in the recently concluded Melbourne XVIII Commonwealth Games. Wormie of A Worm's Perspectives says the way to go is...

Malaysia: disturbing survey results

A survey conducted by Merdeka Center, a research firm made up of professionals from various social science fields, draws a shuddering reaction from Brand New Malaysian. The survey respondents agreed...

Thailand: cooking school

Over at Thai-blogs, Richard Barrow, an English expat living in Thailand for 10 years learns about Thai food and cooking, including the different kinds of rice. He recommends one cooking...

Myanmar: asylum for refugees

Still on the “material support” issue that denies entry to Burmese refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S., Burma Underground writes a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, the...

Singapore: ruling party (dirty) tactics

A few disgruntled S'poreans are reacting vehemently over the ruling party's tactic of scaring voters that if the ruling party loses, housing subsidies will be lost and residential areas will...

Bangladesh Blog Buzz:

What the Bangladeshi blogs around the world are saying:

Thailand: The Question of Democracy

Does general election ensured a truly democractic government? Is it a neccesity? Or an election could come down to a level of merely a tools to keep certain people in...

The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review

#1: From the UK, Blog Jam The traditional pickled pig's feet dish is one of our favorites. Of course you may have at least a dozen good excuses why you...

Pakistan: Blog-o-warming

It took all the strength I could muster to make this post. Unfortunately, for the last few weeks, I have been under the weather. It actually feels like global warming...

The dark side of blogging – intimidation

Most articles about blogging emphasise the positive empowering aspects, but as black looks points out it also gives freedom to abuse. She says speaking out is the best way to...

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