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· October, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2006

South Korea: migrant film festivial

  16 October 2006

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the migrant film festivial in Seoul: There is an interesting range of films here about migrant workers, and not solely in Korea but in other countries around the pacific, from Taiwan, to Canada and Malaysia.

DRC: AMP Conference in Belgium

  12 October 2006

UDPS Liege warns (Fr) that an AMP conference entitled “Elections: Second Round in the Congo” that took place in Belgium today was really a “conference to buy the conscience of diaspora activists”. The blog asked that UDPS sympathizers protest it.

Armenia: Divine Liturgy

  12 October 2006

Raffi Meneshian reviews Winds of Passion's Divine Liturgy at Life in the Armenian Diaspora, noting that the Armenian Church's Divine Liturgy is some of the finest spiritual music from Armenia.

Russia: Journalist's Death and the Country's Future

  11 October 2006

President Vladimir Putin said this (RUS) about Anna Politkovskaya's murder in an interview with Suddeutsche Zeitung Tuesday: I have to say that her political influence (and I think that the experts will agree with me) was insignificant inside the country, and, most likely, she was more noticeable in the human...

Kurdistance

  11 October 2006

I choose to begin this week's article with a disclaimer which is spawned in response to comments I received on last week's edition of Kurdistance: the contents of my articles are not of my own opinion, but rather the opinions of the bloggers that I cover. I try to remain...

Bangladesh blog buzz

  9 October 2006

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Politics: A recent study published in the Daily Star depicts that there are 53% undecided voters making the prediction of the coming 2007 election very uncertain. Nazim Farhan Chowdhury of Conversations with an Optimist says this is because the voters...

Singapore:Mid Autumn Lantern Festival

  7 October 2006

Singapore blogger anonnymousxwrites visits and posts images from the Lantern Carnival at a park in Singapore. The mid-autumn festival is a Chinese traditional festival that is celebrated by hanging colorful lanterns and exchanging moon cakes.

Russia, Georgia: Crisis Continues

  6 October 2006

As the confrontation between Georgia and Russia continues, so does the discussion of it in the Russian blogosphere. Below are some of the exchanges, translated from Russian. LJ user plushev writes: I don't even remember when nearly everyone was writing on one subject. Beslan, perhaps. Was there anything like this...

Russia, Georgia: Unfriendly Relationship

  4 October 2006

A Tbilisi, Georgia, spice seller: “I was taking some photos in the Tbilisi's market and this lady, instead trying to sell me something, she asked me a portrait.” – by tomaradze Georgia (population approx. 4.4 million) arrested four Russian soldiers last week, charging them with espionage. Russia (population approx. 142.4...

Kurdistance

Welcome back to this week's edition of Kurdistance! Hiwa gives us a wonderful link to a amatur video about the Kurdish community in Leeds, UK that is featured on the BBC. Hiwa also reports on an incident that has made headlines in Turkey. At a recent NATO seminar, an American...

Sri Lanka: Expats and the LTTE

  3 October 2006

Why does the expat community support the LTTE asks LankaWatch. “But in general a lot of expats tend to come off as being sympathetic to Tamil Tigers. Considering those who would venture out into a country with political instability are most often left leaning liberals, it is not surprising they...

The Kannada Context: “Gandhigiri”, nADahabba and Everything Else

  3 October 2006

Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi‘s Birth Anniversary) was observed yesterday in India and elsewhere. It was celebrated the most by the electronic media, of course. What was different this time, however, was that, a lot of them talked about “Gandhigiri”, the new phrase, and supposedly the newly revived way of life. Curiously,...

Senegal: Illegal Immigration

  2 October 2006

On illegal African immigration Senegal Diaw (Fr) writes that “the reasons that push young, able men to risk death to come to Europe…are many and complex, and are not necessarily linked to [Senegal's] poverty,” but are rather a product of a country that is not advancing fast enough, whose youth...

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