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· October, 2006

Stories about Citizen Media from October, 2006

Sri Lanka: Hosting Propaganda

FILEnetworks Blog takes a look at propaganda and the LTTE. “So we wanted to know who hosted Tamilnet. We found the answer and it didnt surprise us at all. Finding...

Pakistan: Dengue

Dengue in Pakistan is becoming a problem. Sajjad on the increasing number of people taken ill. “The outbreak of “Dengue Fever” in parts of Pakistan is now becoming a countrywide...

India: Capital Punishment, Afzal and Santosh

National Highway reflects on capital punishment. “For the simple reason that the desire to see his life extinct reflects society’s desire to disown his act of crime as being ‘inhuman’....

India: Assamese Writer – Manikuntala Bhattacharya

my xofura on an emerging Assamese writer and why her work is worth reading. “Be it Pages Stained With Blood,The Moth Eaten Howdah Of A Tusker of Goswami,almost all her...

India: Future of the blogosphere

Brands N Ads on the future of blogging. “All this made blogging more sensational and led to the exponential growth of blogosphere. But with a little more than a million...

Jamaica: Striking it rich

Francis Wade considers what could happen if Jamaica were suddenly to strike it rich.

India: Adopting a child from Malawi

30in2005 on the recent media frenzy over Madonna adopting a child. “As she lives here and apparently wanted to adopt a child why couldn’t she have done so here (country...

Sri Lanka: Telecom and Conflict

LirneAsia on telecom in Sri Lanka suffering because of the conflict. “Now, Dialog and the people of the North are paying the price of the path of war. For two...

Pakistan: Halloween

Light Within on people in Pakistan celebrating Halloween. “The festival has recently become popular with children and young people in Pakistan and is especially celebrated in Lahore with delicious food...

Nepal: Maoists and the People

BlogDai comments on the Maoists and the People. “An actual “People's Movement” is starting to take hold. For the first time, we see what appears to be mass, spontaneous outrage...

Bangladesh in Turmoil

Bangladesh is going through turbulent times as the row over an interim caretaker government chief persists who will lead the country towards the upcoming parliament election in January 2007. This...

India: Right to Information

Balancing Life on the right to information and meeting a campaigner for the same. “I was surprised to learn that the Right to Information was declared a fundamental right in...

India: Godesses drink wine

Mumbai Girl on Goddesses drinking wine, and custodians of religion. “Or is too much for their prudish, forever “insulted” minds to understand that their professed religion is actually far more...

Pakistan: Beards, Islam and Cricket

A very interesting post and discussion at Pakistaniat discussing facial hair and cricket. “Given all the discussion about cricket and Islam (here), sooner or later we will come to beards...

Sri Lanka: Pay less if you're a local

London, Lanka and Drums reflects on the practice in Sri Lanka of charging higher fees from tourists. “The Sri Lankan economy gains more revenue, many of the poorer local people...

Bangladesh: In the elections

Drishtipat takes a look at the forthcoming elections and makes some predictions. One of the more grimp scenarios – “There will be no check and balance. And in government there...

Bangladesh: A change in Government

Rezwan on Bangladesh caught in the routine of changing governments. “The Bangladesh government led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the four party alliance ends their five year tenure today....

India: Post-Colonial Historians

Shashwati on Post Colonial Historians, crossing boundaries and “going native”. “Apparently crossing boundaries, including political ones is a different story for different people.”

Ethiopian blogger scoops mainstream media

The story broke at 12.42 pm. An Ethiopian human rights activist, another unnamed Ethiopian and two senior officials from the European Commission had been arrested that morning close to Ethiopia's...

Philippines: Reflections on blogging

Solar power teaches journalism in the premier state university of the country. While he appreciates the potential of blogging in the democratization process, he underscores the need to filter information...

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