Stories from 1 September 2005
Lately there has been a flurry of debates online about Singapore metablog, Tomorrow.sg‘s linking policy, and its policy of not asking for permission before linking people's blog posts. Some of the debates go right to the heart of issues like whether it is an accepted practice to link to blogs...
Plan Colombia and Beyond translates an article focusing on the Chengue massacre of 2001 and how its aftermath relates to the new Peace and Justice Law.
Abdymok posts about anti-semitism and Jewish activist Alexander Naiman in the Ukraine.
Carpetblogger visits the home town of the Mountain Jews of Azerbaijan, and discovers that most of them live in Moscow, Tel Aviv and New York.
Life in Armenia‘s post about an improvement in the piped water supply sparks a flurry in the comments section.
Atari in Rio recounts his her first Baile Funk, a type of dance party in Rio de Janeiro's favelas.
Disillusioned Kid rounds up a wide range of blogs relating to Uzbekistan, which celebrates its independence day on Sept. 1.
Registan guest-blogger David Walther's eyewitness account of starvation, abuse and deprivation in Uzbekistan government orphanages makes harrowing reading, and backs up his argument for an embargo on Uzbek cotton.
Rwanda-based George Conard shares his Blog Day selection.
Bankelele flags a financial services tidbit with a twist; the Nairobi Catholic Church has been licensed to start an insurance company.
Miguel Centallas offers the original English version of an editorial he wrote for the Bolivian daily, La Razón.
The Passion of the Present reports on the kidnapping and torture of a student at Sudan's Alahlia University by security guards and student militia members after he called for the re-establishment of the student union.
Meskel Square reports on a 13,287-word letter to the state-owned Ethiopian Herald newspaper from the Ethiopia's prime minister, wondering if this is the longest ever letter-to-the-editor ever.
Black Looks misses London, as she casts a wistful eye over the line-up for the British Film Institute's Mama Africa Film Fest, which aims to “champion the growing strength of African female actors and film-makers”.
Congo Watch is one of a few blogs to highlight Spotlight on Darfur 1, a blogging initiative by Catez Stevens in New Zealand.
Gil C. Schmidt from Cabo Rojo asks, on scale of 1 to 100, how talented are the people of the island of Puerto Rico?
The latest developments on threats to Freedom of Speech over the past week. With Reporters sans frontières China: Two cyber-dissidents put under surveillance during UN human rights visit The Chinese authorities put Liu Di, a young Internet user who was imprisoned for a year in 2002-2003, and Liu Xiaobo, a...
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