Stories from 18 October 2005
Bangladesh: Child Labour
Nepal: Gender and Justice
Pakistan: Two Stories
Lux Mean at Cambodia Blog worries that bloggers may be next, after the arrest of a local radio host. The announcer's alleged crime? Interviewing a critic of a Vietnam-Cambodia border agreement.
Over at WoW, the blog of journalism students at Beijing Foreign Studies University, a fascinating, tragic account of the dashed dreams of a murdered prostitute.
Danwei reports on efforts to eradicate non-standard Mandarin (i.e. Hong Kong or Taiwan accents) from mainland TV.
Dean Jorge Bocobo's blogiant Philippine Commentary has returned from a year's hiatus; many in the Filipino blogosphere welcome him back.
Wannabe Lawyer‘s Han responds to a National University of Singapore survey on why he blogs.
On The Asia Pages, a response to Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's comment that Asian films are going too Hollywood.
Kenyan blogger, ThinkersRoom discusses the issue of language in Kenya which applies to Africa in general where most countries have multiple languages therefore often leaving groups of friends who speak different languages no choice but to commuicate in the colonial tongue.
Ethiopundit seems to have got his dates a week ahead for some reason. He reports on the Ethiopian Government's lawsuit against four US journalists which they may now have now dropped.
Ghana blog “The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly Arrived Denizen” reports on a controversial song by a Ghanaian band that pokes fun at a small town called Tuobodom. Th
The Bearded Man questions why Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, who is supposedly banned from travelling to the EU is allowed to attend a conference in Rome on world hunger where he will be speaking.
Zimbabwean Pundit revists the eviction of thousands of urban dwellers by President Robert Mugabe last July. As the world watched outraged, Mugabe came up with the excuse that new homes would be built. The people are still waiting!
Yvette Lopez of Inside Somaliland has a report on the “Curious Case of Somaliland”. Most people get confused over what is Somalia and Somaliland often thinking they are one and the same, here it is explained. Somaliland is not Somalia, but is a part of what used to be Somalia...
It is National Call-In Day for the Save Darfur project on Coalition for Darfur Blog
Chippla of Chippla's Blog has just moved to the Netherlands. Here he reports on the myth of Dutch tolerance towards immigrants especially Muslims from Turkey and Morocco.
There are several Iranian blogs which have human rights issues as their main reason to exist. There are different “types” of these blogs: Penlog is a collective blog which wants to protect bloggers and fight against censorship. Another “type” is a one subject blog such as releaseGanji. It is just...
kyrgyzstan.neweurasia.net rounds up recent news from Kyrgyzstan.
the beatroot reports on widespread cheating in Polish schools mentioning that it has become a campaign issue.
Carpetblogger reports on a trip to Besh Barmag, a site that attracts Muslim pilgrims from around Azerbaijan.