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· June, 2006

Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2006

Sri Lanka: Public service media

  30 June 2006

Voices of Reconciliation on the public appeal for Public Service Media in Sri Lanka. “As Sri Lankan citizens groups have been campaigning for public service media, we now call on politicians, public authorities, civil society and all media groups to unite around a program to enhance public service values in...

Nepal: Politics and Alliances

  30 June 2006

Nepali Netbook comments on the changing face of alignments and alliances post the upheaval in April. “A passionate realignment of politics seems to be underway. To be sure, the precise motives and possible outcomes remain obscure. Yet this much is clear: In the run-up to the constituent assembly elections, Nepalese...

Global Food Blog Report #22

  29 June 2006

#1: Klephblog, no doubt over-caffeinated,  writes "How Coffee changed the Modern World," a great essay about this fruit of the Gods: This wondrous plant is a native of the new world and was sprung on an unsuspecting European public as these shores became colonized in the 15th century. By the...

Indonesia Growing Good Blogs, Hatemails and Asia Blog Awards

  23 June 2006

Indonesia blogosphere this last two years has witnessed the growing and heartening development of good blogging and quality bloggers to cheer about. This, for most reason, due to the emergence of some Indonesian intellectuals, writers and journalists who start showing their interests to blog. I have some of good bloggers...

Singapore: Bollywood Dancing

  21 June 2006

Pari at Daisyinthesdust blog is talking about her Bollywood dancing experience. “Thoughts of performing the kinds of dance moves I see in Bollywood movies threatened to leave me in hysterics. I like the style as it is carefree and leaves a lot to self-expression rather than precision. Trouble is that...

Musique Africaine

  20 June 2006

The Global football festival that is the World Cup. The best so far I've witnessed with a genuine feelgood atmosphere and a lot of goals. With Ghana the strongest African contender left in the competition my interest is still deep and I wish them luck. When an African team play...

Indonesia: World Cup Fever & Minister Blog

  16 June 2006

Despite Indonesia never reaches final round of Football/Soccer World Cup post-1945 of its independence, soccer has always been the most favorite sports ever in the country. So, no wonder then if majority of Indonesian bloggers give one or two postings dedicated to the biggest event on earth now being held...

Pakistan: Germany's Economy

  15 June 2006

Light Within on the impact on Germany's economy thanks to the World Cup. “Last time the world paid so much attention to Germany was 16 years ago when the (Berlin) Wall came down. During ongoing World Cup 2006 German government, businesses, economists and politicians are hoping for a kick, to...

Nepal: Media and the Government

  14 June 2006

Nepali Netbook on the intricate relationships between the politicians, diplomats and the media. “It turns out the royal government paid up to 99 journalists or media organizations to carry favorable coverage.”

Pressuring change through blogging II

  14 June 2006

A late addition to the issue concerning pressuring change in the government through blogging is Zul Funkmasta. He postulates that not only the education system that does not encourage voicing out ideas, but it is also the Bruneian culture of discouraging the voicing out of ideas, concerns and criticisms. We...

Pressuring change through blogging

  13 June 2006

Following the quote I took from Brunei Resources's blog;  "We (the government) require pressure from outside and this is where blog readers can come in to help spread the knowledge." and my subsequent call for more Bruneian Bloggers to help aid progress in the country; "If only there are more...

India: Nagin Lake

  13 June 2006

Akshay has photographs and a writeup on The Nagin Lake in Kashmir. “he Nagin lake is a peaceful cleaner smaller cousin of the Dall Lake in Srinagar is an unforgettable experience – is not only extremely relaxing but offers a close look at the almost amphibian life of the Hanjis,...

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