Stories from 17 October 2005
Tim Newman reports that, driven by current high prices, Russia and Kazakhstan are pursuing effective renationalization of their oil industries.
Oneworld Multimedia discusses the development of civil society in Armenia and the role being played or not, as the case may be, by NGOs.
AdJab and Adverblog both highlight a new campaign underway in Santiago, Chile to discourage child abuse.
Wooster Collective has some fresh “street art” from the streets of Chile.
“Oko” by MC MasterChef A small grill/noodle shop in Oko, a small town near Hiroshima. Note that most of the counter space is actually a cooking surface.
Costa Rica Internet Portal makes some observations on the gay subculture present in Costa Rica.
Rob Mercatante and company get CBS to shape up their “Guatemala Relief” web page. Chapinadas weighs the pros and cons of Survivor's impact on Guatemala and all about E explains why she's no longer watching the show.
Members of Bahamas Issues, a group forum, discuss a recent incident involving student violence and look for solutions to the Bahamas’ rising crime scene.
Fernando Cassia was at Expocomm Argentina and finds it ironic that Argentina is implementing WIMAX internet access before the United States.
Just came across a new Arabic ‘Blog-to-Media’ project, which is still on beta. It's called ArabiskBlog. What they do is quite interesting. On weekly bases they publish a PDF Magazine called ‘Blogging Beyond Borders‘ (already three issues), of selected Arabic language Blog posts. Although it looks so far to concentrate...
Here is the link to the transcript (Arabic) of Arab TV Al Jazeera program about www.yezzi.org. The title of the program was “What's behind this news: Tunisians are protesting on the Net” and the subject was: “Can a virtual action on the Net have an impact on the real political...
Bangladesh: Premarital sex
Bangladesh: Lip Service
Nepal: King's New Clothes
Pakistan: Earthquake and after
On his blog China Herald, Fons Tuinstra explains his fence-sitting position in the increasingly acrimonious debate over the beating of Lu Banglie for bringing Guardian correspondent Benjamin Joffe-Walt to Taishi.
In this post, Mack Zulkifli muses on smoking, getting older, faith and fasting during Ramadan.
Noting Retzwerx‘s high traffic on the back of his coverage of Pinoy Big Brother, technology news blog Ambot ah! muses on “focus blogs” and asks his readers to share how they found their niche.
Beng of Born on Ninth of August has started a Singapore podcasting directory: Podcasting Under the Stars and Moon. He also prods a friend to make one. The result: A meditation, in Cantonese, on life, ambition and the heroine of Korean drama serial Dae Jang Geum.
The Marmot's Hole takes issue with a SFGate column on dog-eating in Asia: “Dog meat? Fade away? God, I hope not.”