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22 September 2005

Stories from 22 September 2005

Latin America: Approval Ratings and Campaign Polls

Bloggings by Boz has a comprehensive compilation of presidential approval ratings and campaign polls from around the Americas.

Bolivia: Three Political Tests

Jim Shultz lays out all the political hurdles which lay between the presidential candidates today and one's eventual confirmation.

Venezuela: The Censored Dossier

In Friday, Dossier was suspended. A full coverage can be found at El espacio de Lubrio. An ambiguous official statement from the Ministry of Communication and Information and VTV board...

Bolivia: Campaign Promises

Eduardo Avila of Barrio Flores covers what campaign promises have already been made for December's presidential election.

Argentina: Tough Times for Translations

Jeff Barry writes of the increasingly smaller market for translated works of literature outside of the already established names.

Indonesia: Film director-turned-blogger

Via Jakartass, and described by blogger-directory-compiler A. Faith Syuhud as “a young talented-ambitious-energetic film director”, Joko Anwar presents a multi-faceted blog, Lost in Punch-Drunk Adaptation of a Spotless Love.

Philippines: Writing prompts

Clair at Blah! checks out writing prompts: a Web site which tries to get around writer's block by suggesting prompts as you type.

Myanmar: Young rocker

Bangkok-based Myanmar blogger Wai Pyo picks up a feature from a state-run newspaper about 11-year-old rocker Aung Thiha.

Japan: A tale of two giants

Gen Kanai compares restructuring plans announced separately by two giant corporations this week: Microsoft and Sony.

Taiwan, China: Full text of Li Ao

EWSN posts a full-length English translation of the controversial speech by Taiwan writer Li Ao, and urges readers to make up their own minds, rather than relying on imperfect summaries...

China: WiFi in Shanghai

Danwei scouts out the best spots for free WiFi Internet access in Shanghai, and provides a handy list.

Sudan: Fresh killings, rape, destruction

Aid worker Sleepless in Sudan reports fresh outbreaks of fighting in the troubled region of Darfur. “It is tragic to see that even after two years of conflict we are...

China: Taishi village discussion removed

EastSouthWestNorth reports that all mention of the Taishi village elections in the southern province of Guangdong has been expunged from the Yannan online discussion forum.

Eritrea, Ethiopia: More war?

Nazret.com‘s Ethioblog picks up on a news release saying that Eritrea has warned that it may resume war with neighboring Ethiopia if the United Nations failed to resolve a border...

South Africa: Barclays billions

Wayne Wides, writing on commentary.co.za tracks the movements of the mysterious Barclays billions in the South African Reserve Bank's Monthly Release of Selected Data, with a little help from a...

Live 8: Tinkle of broken promises

Ma-Schamba, a Mozambique blogger who usually writes in Portuguese, picks up on an article by George Monbiot in the Guardian saying that most of the promises made to African countries...

Sudan: Follow the crude

Ngomrom examines the death of Sudanese vice-president John Garang in a Ugandan helicopter crash , and the relationship between Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army and the possiblity of a seceded southern...

Celebrating Armenian Independence

Armenia just celebrated its independence, and watts up in armenia describes a small celebration marking the holiday.

Armenia's Constitutional Amendment Referendum

Oneworld Multimedia reports that in spite of international pressure and intense debate amongst politicians, most Armenians remain apathetic about proposed constitutional amendments, and that without a public information campaign, interest...

Uganda, Darfur: Interrelated conflict

UgandaCAN urges the international community to think of the fighting in northern Uganda and Darfur as part of an interrelated regional conflict.

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