Stories from 25 August 2005
Honduras Last Week explains how carbon trading will fund a new hydroelectric project thanks to new Kyoto Protocol funding.
In the global chatter about U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson‘s remarks calling for the assasination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (for which he later apologized), there is much reflection on religious extremism – and the extent to which it is tolerated in various countries. Calvin Ng, a Malaysian Christian, condemns “Mad...
Baheyya from Egypt posts new photos of ‘Writers and Artists for Change’ while they staged their second protest in the public square at Cairo.
Zimpundit asks if opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has seen the light with his plan to travel around the country soliciting the views of ordinary people on how to remove the government of President Robert Mugabe from power.
Congo Girl picks up on a Save the Children report that 12,500 girls are currently involved with both government and non-government troops in the D.R. of Congo, but are seen as “wives” and camp-followers, and are rejected by both their former communities and rehabilitation programs for child soldiers.
Nazret.com's Ethioblog compiles a round-up of news reports about criticisms of the Ethiopian elections by EU election observers.
A number of bloggers have pledged to blog for sanctions on cotton from Uzbekistan, to put pressure on the country's president on Sept. 1 (the country's independence day) over human rights violations.
Dimitar Vesselinov, at The World 2 Come, wonders what happened to Bloglines, and shares his feeds with the rest of the blogosphere while he's waiting.
Registan has an analysis of Russian foreign policy towards the former Soviet states, and the battle for influence in Central Asia.
Blogger Nathan Hamm points out via del.icio.us that China's official Xinhua news agency appears to be the only major media outlet covering a denial by Azeri President Ilham Aliyev of speculative reports that the U.S. will open an airbase in Azerbaijan.
Oneworld Multimedia posts a photo of a refugee from Shahumian in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
Charles Levinson – Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, writes about Egypt's growing blogger community and mentions Baheyya, The Sandmonkey and The Big Pharaoh. On the Iranian side, he talks about Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian emigrant to Canada, who published directions on how to make a blog in the Farsi....
Human Rights Watch reports that the Chadian government has promised to remove all the henchmen of former dictator Hissène Habré, and calls for their prosecution.
M (Thinker's Room)gives an account of his flight from Nairobi to Botswana, including a few tips for the airport authorities in Johannesburg.
Bangladesh: Whatever happened to Dhaka
Sri Lanka: Colombo and cops
India: View from the top
India, Pakistan: The goats are back!
Sri Lanka: Graveyards for Tigers
While Shenzhen-based chat service QQ has been ordered to register the real names of all its customers, it's business as usual for Blogcn, one of China's largest weblog hosting companies, said founder and chairman Hu Zhiguang in BusinessWeek.
Newspaper readers are asked whether they agree that “People who read blogs are basically voyeurs who have no lives of their own.” eGen objects to what they called a sweeping statement. “As with most inventions, blogging can be a helpful tool – it depends on why and how we use...