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· September, 2006

Stories about Development from September, 2006

Barbados: Land sale

  29 September 2006

Barbados Free Press employs a bit of allegory to highlight possible flaws in the logic behind the government's decision to sell the island's lands to foreign investors.

Hong Kong: urban renewal

  29 September 2006

Chong at interlocals.net translates a citizen report on a urban renewal project in a poor district in Hong Kong: “There are more poor people than the rich in Hong Kong. But why the rich need to come to Kwun Tong downtown, even though they already have the whole Hong Kong...

Serbian Blog Roundup

  29 September 2006

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of 1200 meters. You would need four hours from Belgrade to get here by car. Beauties of one region are not...

Barbados: Concorde museum

  28 September 2006

Linda Thompkins questions the validity of establishing a “Concorde Visitors Centre” in Barbados: “When will we ever face the fact that Concorde was merely a fast, uneconomical passenger plane with a futuristic swept-wing design on which only the rich and famous could fly, as well as those who entertained themselves...

Africa: renewable technologies

  28 September 2006

Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“

Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group

  27 September 2006

Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is asking the federal government to cancel all projects like the proposed bullet train between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore that might...

Bangladesh: Fishermen and their troubles

  22 September 2006

Drishtipat Group Blog on the issues that the fisherfolk face in Bangladesh. “Without navigation knowledge and equipment, very frequently they find themselves in foreign water and a large number of Bangladeshi fishermen are now in jail in countries like India, Myanmar, Thailand etc.”

Third Chilean City with free Wi Fi

  21 September 2006

Molina is located in the Maule Región, in Curicó province. The main square in Molina now has free Wi-Fi for the citizens. This is the third city in Chile with free Wi-Fi, The other two are Salamanca and Puerto Montt, as Plataforma Urbana (ES) explains in a post about the...

Russia: New Home for the UN?

  21 September 2006

David McDuff of A Step At A Time suggests an alternative location for the UN: “It really is time that the United Nations were moved out of New York, and out of the United States. With the Soviet-like hate-speech of Ahmadinejad, and in the light – or rather darkness –...

Russia: Countering Media Stereotypes

  21 September 2006

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog, in an attempt to provide “accurate and fair reporting and analysis—without fear or favor” – of Russia, comes up with a list of “10 Western Media Stereotypes About Russia” and offers alternative views on each item.

Balkans Blog Roundup

  21 September 2006

On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade (Kolarceva street, more precisely). It's like this, after all major successes in sports, but this is the first time we...

Bermuda: Government blog requests feedback

  21 September 2006

The Bermuda government's Charting Our Course: Sustaining Bermuda blog, which is dedicated to discussing the draft Sustainable Development Strategy for the country, publishes a critique put forward by a panellist at a public meeting, with a request for feedback.

The future of the African blogosphere

  20 September 2006

Writing about the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging, which took place in South Africa last week, and the future of the African blogosphere, Grandiose Parlor asks: “What would the post-conference initiatives be? How can African bloggers leverage their knowledge and (web 2.0) expertise to a greater good? What initiatives can...

Ted Turner on the U.N.: Spoke but didn't listen

  20 September 2006

On Tuesday afternoon in New York, Georgia Popplewell, Alice Backer, Kamla Bhatt and I did our best to ask questions on behalf of the world's blogosphere at the Reuters “Newsmaker” conversation with Ted Turner, who gave $1 billion to set up the U.N. Foundation ten years ago. The bloggers participating...

Cuba: Transport conference

  19 September 2006

Luis M. Garcia finds it ironic that Cuba, “a country with one of the worst transport systems on the planet,” has been chosen as the venue for an international transport conference.

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