Stories from 22 August 2005
The Chinese newspaper Southern Weekend has a detailed article explaining how the Chinese government goes about censoring and controlling internet speech. EastSouthWestNorth has a full translation. (More background at Chinadigitaltimes.)
Aleksander Boyd does some investigative blogging into the vote software company Smartmatic and concludes, it is “worrying indeed that a company with connections to the Hugo Chavez regime has been...
Taran Rampersad continues his discussion of crime in Trinidad and Tobago.
Boli-Nica covers the upcoming trial of Abimael Guzman. the former leader of the Shining Path.
Jorge Gobbi, from Buenos Aires, gives his thoughts on the inadequate media coverage of Afghanistan in Argentina and around the world.
Brazilian International Affairs professor, Arthur Ituassu discusses the political crisis that has stemmed the once enthusiastic support behind president Lula da Silva.
Publius Pundit has an insanely thorough update of what is going in Ecuador by dipping into the mainstream media, bloggers, and forums.
Marmot Power‘s travelogue-style view of the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has sparked a lively debate in the comments section of this post.
Of the 362 candidates registered so far for November's general election in Azerbaijan, 150 are women, notes Marianna's election monitor blog.
Fyr has a look around the Saint Thomas river in Jamaica to inspect the damage wrought by hurricanes Dennis and Emily.
Human Rights Watch calls for concrete action from Nigeria following an unprecendented statement by President Olusegun Obasanjo, who admitted that Nigerian police officers have committed killings and torture.
Emeka Okafor at Timbuktu Chronicles reports on open source initiatives across Africa on Software Freedom Day.
In her attempt to revisit the issue of house demolitions, to speak again with the thousands of Palestinian who lost their homes in Rafah all in the name of security...
In reference to a course in robotics attended by thirty-nine gifted Saudi students coming from all over the kingdom, Alhamedi of The Religious Policeman Blog asks, Not one of the...
Marouen from Tunisia is looking forward to attend the World Summit on the Information Society which will be held in Tunis on the forthcoming November to promote the World Summit...