Stories from 21 October 2005
Watts up in Armenia reports that there is very little public interest in voting in Armenia's local elections.
the beatroot reports the Polish presidential run-off is a nail-biter, and comments on yesterday's bomb hoax.
In its latest blogcast, PolBlog interviews Newsweek journalist Wojciech Rogacin about yesterday's bomb scare in Warsaw.
the beatroot discusses the Polish reaction to avian flu appearing in Europe.
It was an active week in the Caribbean blogosphere, with most of the buzz coming out of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago: Jamaica In Jamaica, much of the discussion focused on the incessant rainfall, which caused serious flooding in several parts of the island this past week. “I drove through...
Jujuflop discusses banking reform in Taiwan.
Musing Under the Tenement Palm reads the tea leaves in the probable absence of traditional prisoner releases before George Bush's state visit to China in November.
Both Eduardo Ochoa and Eduardo Arcos comment on the lack of mainstream media coverage of Intel CEO, Craig Barret's visit to Ecuador and wonder if bloggers are already covering certain news items better than traditional journalists.
Gil Schmidt, who lived 20 years in the U.S., argues that Puerto Rico never has a chance of statehood. Following his post, a commenter writes, “That's absolutely right. Puerto Rico's status means nothing to Americans. To Puerto Ricans, it means everything.”
Jameed and Ahmed seem to agree that Emad Hajjaj is brilliant with his socially-critical cartoons, but not when it comes to ‘foreign affairs!
Bloggins by Boz has yet another thorough summary of electoral news from across Latin America.
Like many bloggers in the developing world this week, Daniel of Venezuela News and Views takes a look at why corruption and unexmployment remain high.
Jorge Gobbi, with his eyes on the european regional conference of Communication and Tourism pens his thoughts on the nexus of journalism and tourism.
Christian Iraq reports that representatives of the 40,000 Palestinian refugees living in Iraq say they have suffered harassment and persecution at the hands of security forces and ordinary Iraqi people since the fall of Saddam Hussein two years ago. Now some Palestinians living in Iraq have decided spontaneously to leave....
More dishes and recipes from the Algerian cuisine by Chef Farid ZADI. Looks Yummy!!
Christopher of Back to Iraq says: “My mental state is not what it was; I’m irritable and snappish, with less patience than ever before. Panic attacks are becoming more common and sleep less so. And I’ve just been back less than two weeks. So when I’m annoyed with the Iraqi...
ChildrenVoiceIraq calls: “Lets get back the stolen happiness to the Iraqi kids , Lets return nice smiles to their small lips. These wars and violence took every thing from them and left them to the streets , looking on trash , homeless , fatherless . I know we can't get...
Maryanne of Living in Egypt says that theoretically, all children under the age of about 16 are supposed to be attending school, but not all of them do. Some of the poorer children go to work at very early ages to help support their families. This isn't good for most...
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