Stories from 21 September 2005
Reporters Without Borders has given Global Voices a sneak peak at the Handbook For Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents before its official Thursday release. Click here to download the full booklet. Thanks to Julien Pain for his hard work on this project. It is a valuable gift to the world's bloggers. Lately...
A recent attempt to break yet another Guinness World Record. Ameen Malhas posts some photos of the event sponsored by Fastlink while trying to fill a box with 36 cubic meters of Popcorn.
Amira tells you one more reason why you should not read newspaper over breakfast!
It's been one year since Georgia fired its entire notoriously corrupt traffic police force and started over with new cars, higher pay, flashy uniforms, and a television show reminiscent of Cops. Oneworld Multimedia reports that the force now enjoys high public confidence and discusses the implications for Armenia.
Pestiside.hu has filed two Hungarian political fashion reports. The first is on fashion crimes in parliament and the second reports that the socialist dancing campaign has begun.
Should the United States hold payments in escrow for the use of its soon-to-be-vacated airbase in Uzbekistan? It's a controversial question at Registan.net.
Ben Paarmann posts about Uzbek nation-building in pictures.
foreign notes says that Yushchenko is getting bad political advice and needs to take his case to the people.
Pestiside.hu reports that Wal-Mart has found its way into Hungary.
Afghan Warrior comments on his country's parliamentary election.
NKZone wraps up the aftermath of Monday's North Korean nuclear agreement, saying Pyongyang has already reneged on the Beijing statement.
Welcome to our second installment of the introduction to the Kurdish Blogosphere; where we will discuss the various types of blogs. Cultural Kurdish culture isn't easy to define as it varies from region to region, but it can be said that the heart of Kurdish Culture lies within the land...
Photoethnography.com links to the innovative and striking work of Japanese architect and photographic artist Kazuhiko Kawahara.
Danwei translates a recent article by a Chinese political commentator using a comparisons with Hitler, in what Chinese analysts are increasingly viewing as a “remilitarization” of Japan in the wake of the landslide election victory for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party earlier this month.
The debate over Yahoo!'s actions in China rumbles on in the blogosphere, with China Herald examining whether the company had a way out of the situation it found itself in with regard to cyber-dissident Shi Tao.
China Digital Times has a photo, courtesy of Duowei.com, of angry residents of Taishi village in the southern province of Guangdong, protesting official intransigence in the face of corruption allegations.
EastSouthWestNorth translates excerpts from a gossip column in the popular weekly magazine Next about some howlers spotted on a U.S. State Department-affiliated Web site purporting to give information about Hong Kong.
ThaRum reports that Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni has followed his father's example and set up his own Web site.
Zimpundit warns the Zimbabwean government that it faces “impending rage” from its people, and highlights rumors that President Robert Mugabe is preparing the ground to stay on past his promised retirement in 2008.
Via The Passion of the Present, a public service announcement mp3 advertising the “Darfur Pledge” campaign from The Ethic, namely to contact the White House weekly about the mass killings, rapes and displacement of people in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur. http://www.radiospace.com/AudioFiles/dppsa1-96.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple...
Dialogue-South Africa posts a speech drawing parallels between the struggle against apartheid and the situation in Israel/Palestine, saying that “we South Africans have a unique perspective on this issue.”