22 September 2005

Stories from 22 September 2005

Venezuela: The Censored Dossier

  22 September 2005

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 of directors asks Martínez to appear before the National Attorney Office to present any charge against public administrators that he may have. The statement also warns about the obligation to obey dispositions on responsible journalism included in the Radio and Television Social Accountability Law.

Indonesia: Film director-turned-blogger

  22 September 2005

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

  22 September 2005

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

  22 September 2005

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

Taiwan, China: Full text of Li Ao

  22 September 2005

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 in the Western press.

Sudan: Fresh killings, rape, destruction

  22 September 2005

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 still witnessing fresh displacement and horrific stories of burning villages, killings and rape,” she writes.

Eritrea, Ethiopia: More war?

  22 September 2005

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 dispute between the two countries.

South Africa: Barclays billions

  22 September 2005

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 local financial journalist.

Live 8: Tinkle of broken promises

  22 September 2005

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 around the Live 8 concert and G8 summit have already been broken.

Sudan: Follow the crude

  22 September 2005

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 Sudan gaining possession of huge oil reserves.

Armenia's Constitutional Amendment Referendum

  22 September 2005

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 will likely remain low.

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