Stories from 26 October 2005
ZimPundit considers and explains the irony that Zanu PF may have given the people hope in the form of the Constitutional Amendment No. 17 – The overbearing legislation set out to limit the movements of citizens deemed hostile to national security, protect the government from domestic litigation over their botched...
Pakistan: Emergency/Broadcast Radio for Quake Survivors Urgently Needed
Nepal: Free Radio in Nepal
Nepal: State as Terrorist
Sri Lanka: Assault
India: Education and Schools
Several Singapore blogs are campaigning to stop the execution by hanging of Australian Nguyen Tuong Van in the city-state for heroin smuggling.
When Google Maps labeled Taiwan a province of China, the company received protests from Taiwanese — and anger from China at its efforts to change the label. Then Google removed the legend. But all still doesn't seem right. Angry Chinese Blogger notices the difference between when one searches for Taiwan...
Indonesia Now lists the credentials you need to qualify for government handouts to offset the impact of fuel price rises. Some of them: no electricity, a house made of bamboo, a mud floor and meals only once or twice a day.
Technology blogger Gen Kanai shares his end of a conversation with a telecoms analyst on mobile auctions.
The Asia Pages weighs in on proposals in both Japan and South Korea to prioritize English — most controversially, in South Korea, to make it the official language in certain free economic zones.
Kotaji claims to have inside information on the Nobel Prize for Literature discussions, which he says came down to Indonesia's Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Turkey's Orham Pamuk and South Korea's Hwang Sok-yong as finalists. But Britain's Harold Pinter emerged as the compromise choice.
Double Yellow muses on Singapore's new pastime: complaining.
Food blog noodlepie asks for help identifying what's in those sideplates of tasty greens and herbs that come with meals in Vietnam. Help them here.
South Asia: Blog Quake Day
Welcome to the inaugral edition of the “Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3″ where I hope you'll find news from several small African blogospheres. Zimbabwe:-In what has now known as the MDC Senate Debacle, the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's main opposition party is locked in a stalemate over whether they...
FLOSS Debate at BytesForAll
Daniel fact checks the recent BBC interview with Hugo Chavez. Babalu Blog and Bugs’ Blog post about Smashing Pumpkins in Venezuela (no, not the band). And Iria swears off politics until the campaigning ends.