23 September 2005

Stories from 23 September 2005

Slovenia's 10th Referendum

  23 September 2005

Slovenes go to the polls this weekend to vote in their tenth referendum since independence. This referendum concerns the future of Slovenia's national broadcaster, RTVS. The Glory of Carniola discusses what is at stake.

Dispatches from the Yerevan Rock Scene

  23 September 2005

Onnik Krikorian continues his stellar coverage of the Armenian rock scene with an alert that MDP will be making a rare Armenia appearance soon and points to more information on the band.

China: Guangdong sweatshops

  23 September 2005

China Herald highlights Chinese media reports that the Guangdong provincial authorities have compiled a blacklist of 20 sweatshops which force workers into excessive unpaid overtime, underpay workers or use child labor.

Hong Kong: Deconstructing Disney

  23 September 2005

Walk the Talk reports on a lecture given by Asian Wall Street Journal reporter and Harvard-trained anthropologist Geoffrey Fowler in Hong Kong on how the mainland Chinese consumer is reinventing the Mouse (and coming up with a Cat).

Taiwan: Media watch

  23 September 2005

Taiwan Tiger takes a look at the different sorts of spin in mainstream media reporting, notably in mainland China and the United States.

Thailand: Working with Thais

  23 September 2005

SiamJai posts a 750-word essay on how to get better cooperation than most Westerners achieve with Thai colleagues in the workplace.

Nigeria: Sex or prayer?

  23 September 2005

trae_z at Trae Days blogs about losing his religion, though not his sense of God, and his scepticism about deifying human beings, though not about miracles.

Sudan: Medair chopper service

  23 September 2005

The Passion of the Present reports that the roads in West Darfur have become so dangerous that Switzerland-based medical aid NGO Medair has started helicopter flights to reach affected areas. Medair is one of the longest-serving NGOs in Darfur, with a presence there since 2001.

Zimbabwe: Farm manager beaten

  23 September 2005

Zimpundit rails against the beating by a gang of armed men of white farm manager Allan Warner, quoting Martin Luther King Jr.: “Are we any better than they are if we treat them like they've treated us?”

Globalization & Democracy: The Helsinki Conference 2005

  23 September 2005

The Helsinki Conference 2005: From Words to Action I recently attended the Helsinki Conference 2005 in Helsinki, Finland (Sept. 7-9). The conference was a follow-up to the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy initiated by the governments of Tanzania and Finland in 2002 to create a multi-stakeholder approach to solving...

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