Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· April, 2006

Stories about Citizen Media from April, 2006

Kenya: Solar and economic hit men

Afromusings returns once again to ” Confessions of an Economic Hitman” and asks if you can guess which African country refused to join Bush's Coalition of the Willing? Some more...

Little East Timorese girl's heart operation a success

Meandarings has a post on Maria Soares, the little East Timorese girl who was operated on to repair a hole in her heart. Doctors at Sydney Children's hospital volunteered to...

48 Missing Detainees Wrongly Identified

“Courtyard 29” is a communal grave place, located in the General Cemetery (ES) of the capital, Santiago. In 1991, 124 missing detainees from the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, were found and...

Pakistan: Blog-o-strikes back

I realize I've been MIA on GV but I shall reveal on the QT that I ODed on FOX TV, as a result my IQ was pronounced DOA by my...

Loving wan ton noodles

Bunnywunny relishes home cooked food but remembers her childhood craving for a street vendor's wan ton mee, a popular noodle dish in Malaysia and Singapore.

Understanding the Germans

Pinayexpat, currently living and working in Germany, gives us a peek into her understanding of German people. She observes “They actually place a lot of value on relationships hence, they...

The rice terrace land

Yellominded has some pictures from travels in the mountains of Luzon. This region is famed for the 2000 year old rice terraces dug out of mountain slopes.

Report card for Penang bus service

Lucia is displaying and distributing report cards that Penang residents can use to monitor their city's bus service.

King wants the courts to resolve Thai election deadlock

BangkokPundit links to Thai newspaper stories that have the Thai king declaring that he will not intervene to appoint a prime minister. The king is asking the country's top courts...

Chinese opera in Singapore

Chinese opera came to Singapore with the early immigrants from China. They were very popular in the days before movies and television. Some troupes are still active and once in...

In love with the little prince

Asri tells us why she likes Antoine de Saint-Exupery's book The Little Prince. The author's simple style has Asri smitten and has a lesson for her own writing style.

Law against abusive men

Touched by an Angel talks about a new law in the Philippines that protects women from abusive husbands. The post illustrates a case where the law came to the rescue...

Scrapped Malaysia-Singapore Bridge – loosers and gainers

Competitivemalaysia lists the loosers and gainers in the recently scrapped bridge project between Malaysia and Singapore.

Vietnam myths uncovered

Preya at Dreaming of Hanoi tackles some of the myths people have about Vietnam.

Barbados: We want biotech

Barbados is trying to attract biotech firms, but Barbados Free Press thinks they should find a more efficient way of spreading the word than through PR newswire services.

Bangladesh Blog Buzz:

Shuvo Nobobarsho (Happy Bengali New Year) to everyone. Let us take a look into what the Bangladeshi blogs around the world are saying lately.

Thai street art

Diacritic links to a Thailand Street Art flickr pool. His favourite piece features Thai prime minister Thaksin who resigned recently.

Cooking Pleasures

#1: From Caracas, Venezuela: Blog de Zulmy I have just discovered her blog, but it seems to me that she is and will be one of the most active food...

Vietnam hosts Bill Gates

Bill Gates is visiting Vietnam. Sadgopan, an IT industry veteran, finds lots of excitement in Vietnam for this. He finds strong pro-US sentiment among the people. The blogger also shares...

Oil subsidies in Malaysia

At Volume of Interactions blogger Aizudding is asking the Malaysian government to reconsider its promise of keeping oil prices subsidised for the consumer until the end of the year. The...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site