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· July, 2006

Stories about Ideas from July, 2006

Reunion, USA: From Maryland to Florida

US-based Reunion-born blogger Reunion-USA2 discovers (Fr) cultural differences between Maryland and Florida:”My husband is happy in Florida: no more politically correct here! When he goes out with colleagues, they all...

DRC: Documentary Video

The Salon posts a french-speaking video-documentary covering the last 6 year's events including the 6-day war between Rwandan and Ugandan armies, the assasination of Laurent Kabila and the promise of...

Iran: Does Ganji want to preach?

In Pouyashome, we read that Akbar Ganji, dissident journalist wants to be considered as a journalist and a political activist.The blogger says contrary to our expectation,Ganji likes to preach about...

Indoensia: Expat Life and Indonesian Thoughts

The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomi talks about expats discussing life in Indonesia. The blogger does not agree with some of the views the expats have but at the end of...

Singapore: Looking for Contributions

Singapore's new groupblog is calling for it's readers to contribute articles. “As those among the readers who have been perusing the blog might surmise, Singapore Angle strives to be an...

Iran: Dark days for Communication Sciences

Farid Modaresi, journalist & student activist says University of Communication Sciences is facing very dark days. The blogger adds several academics are forced to leave university such as Dr. Namk...

Indonesia: One Day without TV

Can we live a day without TV? Many Indonesian bloggers almost simultaneously posted a piece about a day without television to commemorate National Children Day on July 23. Many of...

China: How journalists blog

Have you ever blogged about why you blog? Why you started and what your goals are? We see now that many blogs are more than ‘internet chatter‘, yet somehow not...

A New Wave of Change in Cambodian Blogosphere

Since July last year, the growing popularity of weblogs among Cambodian Internet users is quite remarkeable. Whatever reasons you could think of – overhype of the mainstream media or indulgence...

Jamaica: Emancipation and Independence

Charles Nesson announces that he is hosting a programme on the the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica on August 1 (Jamaica's Emancipation and Independence Day) “in which Jamaican leaders talk...

Islam: Caged Virgin Reviewed

Palava Soup posts a review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book about Muslim women, The Caged Virgin, by British Muslim Fareena Alam, who is impressed neither by its central thesis nor...

Ganji's Hunger Strike & Lebanon Conflict

Dissident journalist Akbar Ganji and his supporters called for a three days hunger strike to attract attention on Iranian political prisoners. Several bloggers have talked about this hunger strike movement...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

Iran: Writing for BBC about Lebanon

Kroush Alyani says contrary to what a Tehran based analyst writes for BBC without reading reliable sources about Lebanon conflict, people in Israel do not like this conflict and war...

Central Asia: Eurasian Islam

Ataman Rakim argues for a Eurasian Islam that would unite Muslims of the former Soviet Union under a common identity and serve not so much as a formal set of...

Iran: Ganji & Regime Change

Hoder, Canada based blogger, says things have been changing in the past few days for Akbar Ganji, dissident journalist. The blogger adds since he arrived in London, he's started using...

Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Caribeana Imperia

Caribbean Free Radio releases its 44th podcast, which comprises a series of interviews with the members of Trinidadian rapso band 3canal about the theatrical production “Caribeana Imperia”, which is now...

Iran: Back to Tabriz

Razeno reports about his conservations with people in Tabriz about the cartoon affair. The blogger says all people whom he talked, considered the cartoon just a pretext to revolt. They...

Ethiopia: Scale of happiness

Ethiopia has been ranked 144th on a 178-nation survey of happiness ratings, writes Ethioblog. The Happy Planet Index measures life satisfaction, life expectancy and ecological footprint.

Ambivalent about Tin Tin

A New York Times article on a PBS documentary about Hergé, the Belgian creator of the comic strip character Tin Tin, raises some uncomfortable issues for Belizean-American blogger Nyazasha: “Here...

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