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· June, 2006

Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2006

Ethiopia: Mulunesh Abebayehu released

Ethiopian Life reports that local councillor, Mulunesh Abebayehu, who has been detained for 7 months has now been released by the Government following a two week hunger strike.

World Cup: Running with the Ronaldos in the blogosphere

While the Brazilian team waits for its debut in Germany, it's the buzz around the football personalities that fuels the overheated blogosphere. Brazilians love to talk, and now nothing is...

To have GCE O'Level English, or not to have? What is the Question?

The last week, a letter on the Borneo Bulletin, the nation's sole English newspaper published a letter in its Opinion page which calls upon the Bruneian Government to scrap off...

India: Predictions for World Cup

Bills of Lading makes predictions for World Cup 2006. If you're betting, please head over there and educate yourself a bit! “I was a 10-year old cricket obsessed kid during...

Togo: Soccer Team Demands Bonuses

Blogger Kangni Alem onTogo's soccer team (Fr): “Business is business and Togolese players are right, logically speaking, to privilege their bank accounts over the country's honor. They demand bonuses, pay...

DRC Roundup: Elections, Mining Corruption, Peacekeepers & More

With July 30th elections fast approaching, the blogosphere's attention remains fixed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's uncertain political future. Congolese opposition bloggers continue their criticism of the elections...

India buzzing …music, films,football, cricket, fuel crisis and 24/7 media

For a third week in a row there appears to be no respite for Indian bloggers. We had various stories vying for our attention: the fuel hike, the Rahul Mahajan...

Playboy Indonesia and Two Contradictory Opinion

There are two interesting contradictory responses regarding the second edition of Playboy Indonesia which was released from its new office in Bali. Budi Putra thinks that the second issue is...

The Kannada Context: Hear the nature of voices

The amplification of small sound bytes effects a joyful reverberation in a large room. I got a few mails/comments for my last post, The Kannada Context: Exclusive Identity and Other...

Bring the world of Bangla Blogs to GV

Bangla or the Bengali language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world today. It is the official language in Bangladesh and one of the official languages...

Uganda: New Blogs

A whole new set of blogs out of Uganda published under the “Life in Africa” – The African blogosphere is bursting at the seams right now. Countries like Uganda previously...

Aruba: Protesting inefficiently

Aruba's unions and political parties have been protesting the government's economic plan, but “since this is Aruba, not even our protests can be done efficiently,” says ArubaGirl.

India: Eunuchs and mainstream

Sachiniti on Eunuchs and the notion of integration. “The picture that comes to mind on hearing the term “Eunuch” is spontaneously one of a garishly dressed, overly madeup, loud gestured...

Nepal: Koirala in India

Some diplomatic visits covered at United We Blog! “After American Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, it was today the turn of Nepal’s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to...

World Cup Fever

As we enter the World Cup week, ripples are turning into waves and everyone is being caught by the peculiar pulse that cannot be denied. Flags are already waving, and...

African Vibrations

The football fever is on with the World Cup finals round the corner. As is the tradition different countries have come up with their football anthems to cheer on their...

Nepal: Maoist tactics

Blogdai reports from the field as he wanders about in a Maoist Rally. “Got me a free Prachanda tee shirt in the process. A pattern was evident and it showed...

Bangladesh: Labour, hazardous industries and the market rationale

Shobak: Outsider Asians on Bangladesh and the shipbreaking industry. “In 1992, The Economist revealed a memo written by the World Bank's former chief economist Lawrence Summers. The memo discussed the...

India: Women and the Workforce

Being a woman in India on women, labour and the government. The laws governing women in the organized labour force are surprisingly archaic, and are not very adequate to ensure...

India: The Great Indian Middle Class

Does a section of the Media find the middle class in India an easy punching bag? Confused responds to a scathing attack on the middle class with a cogent analysis...

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