Stories from 4 August 2005
Humanitarian Hijnks relates the tale of an NGO aid worker who was planning on starting a pilot chicken farm project… but the chickens involved met an unexpected and unfortuate fate.
Mr. Brown is trying to launch a new flickr meme to commemorate Singapore Nationa Day.
By Jove! has a roundup of the events at the iBlog mini summit in the Philippines. The primary focus of the day was the “Gloriagate” election scandal, though many other topics were covered.
SiberianLight points to video of the controversial Shamil Basayev interview. Basayev is a Chechen warlord who was interviewed by a freelancer for the American TV network ABC; in response to ABC's airing of the interview, Moscow revoked the journalist credentials of ABC's employees in Russia. In related news, SiberianLight also...
Brand New Malaysian is inviting Malaysian bloggers to join an IRC channel dedicated for Malaysian bloggers.
Japundit follows up yesterday's post about postal reform in Japan with a look at some of the obstacles that stand in reform's way.
Simon World looks at the critically important issue of China's lack of a national flower.
Emmanuel.K.Bensah blogs from Ghana's capital city about an adults-only radio promo that accidentally ran all weekend, exposing it to families and children.
George Moneo on Babalu Blog is trying to spread a bloggers’ meme to start a “I've Had Enough” campaign throughout the Cuban-American blogosphere.
Jeanette Jalil, writing from Chile, has the story of 20 women elected to official posts in Bogota, Colombia after being interviewed by the mayor in what she says was a type of “reality show.”
Boli-Nica adds to the speculation on what U.S. troops are doing in Paraguay.
Tim's El Salvador Blog has some disappointing statistics about recent homicides in El Salvador.
Don Ball Carbajal of South American Journal remembers María Elena Moyano, a Peruvian political activist who spoke out against the violent revolutionary group, Shining Path until she was murdered in 1992.
With US forces scheduled to evacuate Uzebekistan before the end of the year, there's a great deal of speculation that the US will find a willing replacement in Azerbaijan. Blogrel looks at the the move and links to more coverage.
Blog From Boliva profiles the current front runner in Bolivia's presedential campaign, Jorge “Tuto” Quiroga.
ThaRum's Web writes about the very rapid changes that cell-phone culture is causing in Cambodia.
Registan.net has a great roundup of recent Azerbaijan news.
The WTO will be assembling in Hong Kong in December; EastSouthWestNorth has details of the Hong Kong Police's plan to contain the expected demonstrators.
Ray's Journal has two posts on a transportation strike currently underway in Cochabambas. Jokingly, he refers to the Bolivian variant of political activism as “33 revolutions per minute.”
Eduardo of Barrio Flores says a third ideological option has emerged in the Bolivian presidential race leading up to December's election.
Jorge Gobbi of Zirma takes on Buenos Aires and it's European customs and identidty.