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· November, 2006

Stories about Ideas from November, 2006

Interview with Kosoof, a leading Iranian Photo Blogger

Arash Ashoorinia is a leading photo blogger whose blog, Kosoof, won the Reporters Without Borders prize in the BOBs (Best of the Blogs) competition organized by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle....

China: What pols blog, where subways end

Hexun blogger Guan Jiantao on a city in eastern China's Jiangsu province, where twelve senior government leaders were told to take up blogging, in their own names, following the flood...

United Arab Emirates: Road Toll

Moryarti explains why Road Toll is the solution for horrible roads traffic between Dubai and Sharjah. “If you live in Sharjah, you pay less rent, but in return you get...

Bahamas: Better living through travel

“. . . until we understand why people travel, unless we can step into their shoes, we are going to stay right where we are, and other people are going...

Shock and Tragedy in UCLA, Murder in Iran

According to reports in the media, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a taser and then taken into custody after he failed to exit the CLICC Lab...

Singapore: Official Cupid Disbanded

Coffee and Cigarettes welcomes the demise of a government sponsored match making agency and questions some of the other “top-down” initiatives in Singapore.

Puerto Rico: Going to America

Tinta Digital examines (ES) the issue of emigration from the Puerto Rican point of view.

Afghan Whispers:War, Drugs and USA election

According to media insurgent activity in Afghanistan has risen fourfold this year. Afghan Warrior says operations against terror should be expanded in Pakistan.He adds for the first time the Pakistani...

Caribbean, Africa: The concept of fine art?

Afro-Caribbean musician Rasheed Ali ponders the question: what is the concept of fine art in Africa? “For western thinkers and art collectors there may be a sense that these arts...

Slovenia: “The United States of Greater Austria”

The Glory of Carniola posts a 1906 map of an imaginary entity called “The United States of Greater Austria.”

Jamaica: Poet Shara McCallum

The subject of Geoffrey Philp's latest installment in his “In My Own Words” series is Jamaica-born poet Shara McCallum.

Barbados: Independent or no?

The Caribbeat says that Barbados is not an independent country.

Interview with Jordan Halevi, a Canadian Researcher on Iranian Blogs

Jordan Halevi (online alias) is a young Canadian researcher who has conducted a survey on Iranian blogs. In this interview conducted by Global Voices‘ Farsi language editor Farid Pouya, he...

Cuba: 5 questions with Sandra M. Castillo

The latest installment in Geoffrey Philp's “Five Questions” series is an interview with Cuban writer Sandra M. Castillo.

Iran:TinTin in Tehran

In Forever Under Construction blog, we can discover one of Zartosht Soltani's art work:TinTin, famous reporter in comic books, in Tehran, an imaginary cover for TinTin's trip to Tehran.

Trinidad & Tobago: A geographically isolated communicator

Trinidadian blogger Karel McIntosh is interviewed by the Forward podcast about her experience as a public relations professional in the Caribbean and as a “geographically isolated communicator”.

Jamaica: Marley/Rastafari survey

Geoffrey Philp publishes the results of his Bob Marley/Rastafari survey and posts an “In My Own Words” piece with Jamaican writer Donna Weir-Soley.

Jamaica: An absent skill

Francis Wade tries to put his finger on the thing he believes makes Jamaicans an “unreflective” people: “Our reluctance to pursue these inner questions leaves the wild contradictions in our...

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