· December, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from December, 2005

Egypt: Police violence against refugees

  30 December 2005

TenTwenty were killed and more injured including a four years old girl after thousands of Egyptian riot police used force to end a three month old protest in front of the UNHCR office. A protest will be organised tomorrow noon against the killings and the use of violence. Nora posts...

Brazil: New Year's Superstition

  30 December 2005

As the clock turns 12 this New Year's Eve, you should be jumping up and down on your right foot. For more Brazilian New Year's superstition, check out “New Year's (The Brazilian Way)” at Made in Brazil.

Latin America: Day of the “Innocents”

  29 December 2005

Mariano Amartino has a summary of blogs “celebrating” El Dia de los Inocentes – the Spanish speaking world's version of April Fool's Day. As such, Definitely Maybe announced that Google bought Yahoo.

Mexico: Mexican Community Medicine

  29 December 2005

Enrico, a medical student in Guadalajara who grew up in Texas, has an excellent four part series (1, 2, 3, 4) on Mexican community medicine and how it compares to the U.S. medical system.

Haiti: Jean-Juste Has Cancer

  29 December 2005

Commenting on a Miami Herald article which revealed that imprisoned Haitian priest, Gerard Jean-Juste has leukemia, Boz opines that “the Haitian government should allow Jean-Juste to travel to the US for treatment.”

Iran: United Kurdish Front

  29 December 2005

According to Paiz, Nederlands based Iranian, former Sanadaj deputy in Iranian Parliament, Mr.Adib, announced the creation of United Kurdish Front. Everybody can become a member and achieving justice and equality in all fileds, are among top priorities of this new party.

Saudi Arabia: Religious impact

  29 December 2005

Sabbah chronicles the social progress of Saudi women in the last year, and considers it a blow against Islamic terrorism. A woman won election to a seat on the “engineer's board,” and another has become the first female jockey to compete internationally. On the other hand, he thinks that the...

Sub-Saharan Africa: Blog Quiz

  29 December 2005

What do you know about Africa? About African bloggers? Find out with the 2005 BlogAfrica/Global Voices African blog quiz! If your score is 60% or below, make a New Years’ Resolution to read more African blogs in 2006!

China: Jailed Journalists

  29 December 2005

the leaky pen writes about three journalists now languishing in Chinese jails: Singapore's Ching Cheong, researcher Zhao Yan of the New York Times and local reporter Shi Tao.

Indonesia: Economists’ Blog

  29 December 2005

Cafe Salemba is a group blog written by Indonesian economists, one in Jakarta and three studying in the U.S. Recently, they've been writing about subsidies: for education and for art.

Philippines: Jose Rizal Links

  29 December 2005

On the 109th anniversary of Jose Rizal's execution, Filipino Librarian collects some links to introduce readers to the Philippines’ national hero.

Thailand: Bilingual Posting

  29 December 2005

Fringer has announced he will be no longer writing as often in English as in Thai: “it is almost impossible to write in different languages without switching between two different “modes of thoughts” as well. It is hard not to think from a “Thai/Eastern” perspective when writing in Thai, and...

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