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· October, 2006

Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2006

Sri Lanka: Hosting Propaganda

FILEnetworks Blog takes a look at propaganda and the LTTE. “So we wanted to know who hosted Tamilnet. We found the answer and it didnt surprise us at all. Finding...

India: Capital Punishment, Afzal and Santosh

National Highway reflects on capital punishment. “For the simple reason that the desire to see his life extinct reflects society’s desire to disown his act of crime as being ‘inhuman’....

Mexico: First Hand Account of Oaxaca Violence

Having met Bradley Will a week before his death in Oaxaca, British Journalist John Dickey asks, “does a gringo always have to die for the world to act?” Dickey also...

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

East Timor: Youth Gangs

Timorsunshine posts a link to a report on groups and gangs in East Timor. ‘Enjoy reading it! It's a great ‘resource’ map for the kind of groups and gangs that...

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Uzbekistan: Cannot Be Saved

Shohruh says that China and Russia cannot save Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan.

Sri Lanka: Telecom and Conflict

LirneAsia on telecom in Sri Lanka suffering because of the conflict. “Now, Dialog and the people of the North are paying the price of the path of war. For two...

Russia: Youth Extremism

Sean's Russia Blog writes about youth extremism.

Russia: War Memorial

Copydude posts pictures of a WWII memorial in Novgorod.

Nepal: Maoists and the People

BlogDai comments on the Maoists and the People. “An actual “People's Movement” is starting to take hold. For the first time, we see what appears to be mass, spontaneous outrage...

Bangladesh in Turmoil

Bangladesh is going through turbulent times as the row over an interim caretaker government chief persists who will lead the country towards the upcoming parliament election in January 2007. This...

Dispatch from Uganda

The tenuous peace talks in Juba, Sudan, between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continue for a third month, with each side accusing the other of...

East Timor: Updates On The Latest Round Of Violence

Dili-gence has the latest from East Timorese capital city of Dili where the latest round of violent incidents have left the airport closed. “News reports suggest that at least 2...

Sudan: skin-color not the root cause of conflict in Sudan

Sudanese Thinker discusses the root causes of the conflict in Sudan, “The CBS documentary is cool but it fails like many other articles to describe the root causes of the...

Russia: Rice on Politkovskaya

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian and US media, the war in Iraq and Condoleezza Rice's visit to Moscow.

Sri Lanka: Agendas of warring parties

Lankawatch on a reality check on the peace process and talks. “If you stop kidding around and analyze the true underlining agendas of the warring parties in the ethnic conflict,...

Sri Lanka: Future of the Internet

ICT for Peacebuilding on the “Future of the Internet”. “Given that many respondents argue that violence arising from conflicts over religion, economics, and politics, will be more prevalent, the future...

Nepal: Langtang National Park and the Maoists

kathman.org on going to Nepal's Langtang National Park. “While the Maoist’s People’s War had ravaged Nepal’s countryside for over ten-years and I’ve lived and visited various placed across the country,...

India: Terrorism, Freedom Fighters etc.

The Delhicate Constitution on terrorism, freedom fighters and such terms. “For example, is there a difference between, say, the aims of Hamas and Kashmiri-based organisations, on the one hand, and...

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