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26 August 2005

Stories from 26 August 2005

Bolivia: Parliament's Choice For President

Miguel Centallas sees little chance of any presidential hopeful winning a straight out majority in December's election, which would leave the decision up to parliament.

Argentina: Diego Armando Maradona

Diego of Altered Argentina makes a clever and witty case for why soccer player Diego Armando Maradona symbolizes all that is Argentine.

Argentina: Alejandro Rozitchner's Weblog

Doug of all-encompassingly points us to the blog of Hora Clave co-host, Alejandro Rozitchner.

Venezuela: More Reactions to Robertson

Publius Pundit has more on the Internet's reaction to the Pat Robertson controversy with a special focus on Venezuelan bloggers.

India: Exploring democracy

India: Exploring democracy

Hong Kong: Rant TV-blog looks set to be a blog specifically to rant about Hong Kong Cable TV, observes OrdinaryGweilo. A worthy subject, but sustainability is suspect, he adds.

India: Rural India

India: Rural India

Pakistan: Nuts and Boltons

Pakistan: Nuts and Boltons

Bangladesh: All about propaganda

Bangladesh: All about propaganda

China: BloggerCon

Organisers of the Chinese Blogger Conference scheduled for November are looking for voluntary English-Chinese interpreters, and those based in Shanghai are preferred. The beta version of bloggercon schdule and preliminary...

Nepal: Press freedom

Nepal: Press freedom


Kevin Wen points to a Reuters story that reports on, which claims the biggest share of China’s blogging market with about 2 million registered users. The company set up...

Freedom of Speech News

According to Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), and Human Rights Watch, here are the latest developments on threats to Freedom of Speech over the past week: Tunisia: Government bans new journalists’...

China: Newspaper circulation

While Malaysian newspapers conventionally base their advertising rates cards on readership figures, China's base it on both circulation and readership. As such, disputes often erupt with one newspaper publishes a...

Palestine: Israeli Settlements

In case you are searching for a list of Israeli Settlements in the West Bank, Israeli Watch posts a link to download the list for anyone to print or view....

Cambodia: Jobless woes

Young college graduates are in Cambodia are finding hard to get employed while transparency is said to be lacking in employee recruitment. Blogger ThaRum says employers are now seeking talents...

Qatar: Disengagement Propaganda

Friends of Aljazeera reports that Arab satellite news channels Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya have been forced to fend off accusations that they served up Israeli propaganda with their coverage of the...

Ukraine: Quality, not quantity

Dan McMinn at Orange Ukraine argues that quality is better than quantity when it comes to economic performance by the new Ukrainian government.

Egypt: 2-3 Million Egyptians In Iraq

Ritzy is reporting that there are 2-3 million egyptians living in Iraq right now, the majority of which did not report to the embassey since the occupation. She is wondering...

Kyrgyzstan: North-south alliance shaky

The strategic north-south political alliance which won a general election in March for Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiev and prime minister Feliks Kulov may already be under threat, blogs Laurence at...

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