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28 July 2005

Stories from 28 July 2005

Latin America Responds to TeleSur's Launch

This past Sunday a small group of 25 journalists in Caracas, Venezuela began pilot-broadcasting a new Pan-American satellite news network called TeleSur which, by September, hopes to be reaching audiences...

Flickr Pick from Guatemala

“Antigua, Guatemala” by KDUNK

Argentina: Stencil Graffiti

Line of Sight has an excellent collection of stencil graffiti from around Buenos Aires. Most images have captions explaining the significance.

Bahrain: Look ma, I'm on a Segway!

Mahmood, who writes the Bahraini blog Mahmood's Den tried out a Segway today. While he was having a blast riding around on it, he also thought that they'd be quite...

Argentina: La Boca – Impressions

Marisa of It Takes Two to Tango offers up her impressions of La Boca, Argentina.

United Kingdom: IRA Announcement

Everything Ulster has a quick post about the political reaction to the IRA's disarmament announcement.

Singapore: New Blog

Coup de Grâce is a new policy-oriented Singapore blog; so far it looks quite promising. (via From a Singapore Angle)

Tajikistan:: Democracy for Tajikistan :: July :: 2005

Alan Cordova looks at the prospects for democracy in Tajikistan and compares it to Kyrgyzstan.

Egypt: Vigil this Friday

The Big Pharaoh reminds his readers that a candlelight vigil for the victims of last weekend's bombings is scheduled for Friday in Cairo.

Hungary: Budapest Bloggers’ Tag Cloud

Central Budapest has created a tag cloud for Budapest bloggers (a tag cloud is a list of tags or keywords where the size of the tag indicates how popular it...

Iran: Martyrs Wanted

Iran Hopes 2005 is reporting that a hard-line magazine in Iran has published an advertisement seeking volunteer suicide bombers.

Report from the Jordan Blogger Gathering

Tonight's Jordan Blogger Gathering You never know who'll show up for a bloggers’ gathering. The Jordan blogger meetup – a joint Jordan Planet/Global Voices effort – turned up not only...

Ireland: IRA Disarms

The Irish group blog Back Seat Drivers has a healthly list of links to reaction to the IRA's disarmament statement.

Kenya: AIDS conference

Bankelele attended a conference on HIV/AIDS last week and reports back with some facts and figures.

Malaysia: Are you GST-ready?

Jeff Ooi asks his fellow countrymen if they're ready for the upcoming national sales tax.

Denmark: Canada occupies Denmark

Fjordman points out that Denmark and Canada are headed for a potential showdown over ownership of Hans Island, a tiny, uninhabited speck of land between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Here's...

Philippines: Parliamentary democracy in the Philippines would be a very bad idea

Both Torn and frayed in Manila and Tales From Disiniland are unconvinced by President Arroyo's call to change the Philippine form of government to a parliamentary system.

Tunisia: Tunisian Blogger Meetup 4 on July 29th

It's somewhat short notice, but Subzero Blue has announced that the next Tunisian Blogger Meetup 4 will be on July 29th.

Syria: Bashar to go on holiday with Israelis

The Syrian News Wire explains how President Al-Assad's upcoming vacation turned into a international incident. And the man hasn't even left Syria yet…

Sudan: Relief in Khartoum

Humanitarian Hijinks details the stately pleasures Khartoum has in store for the weary aid worker.

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