18 October 2005

Stories from 18 October 2005

Cambodia: Radio Host Arrest

  18 October 2005

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.

China: A Prostitute's Life

  18 October 2005

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.

Philippines: Bocobo's Back

  18 October 2005

Dean Jorge Bocobo's blogiant Philippine Commentary has returned from a year's hiatus; many in the Filipino blogosphere welcome him back.

Language in Africa

  18 October 2005

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.

Lawsuit against the US

  18 October 2005

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.

Singing for Tuobodom

  18 October 2005

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

Mugabe banned from Europe

  18 October 2005

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.

Mugabe's Excuses

  18 October 2005

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!

Somalia and Somaliland

  18 October 2005

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...

Racism in Netherlands

  18 October 2005

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.

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