Stories from 3 November 2005
Paul Gardenghi podcasts about customer service in Grenada.
Divester links to a series of pictures documenting hurricane Wilma's destruction of Mexico's resort island, Cozumel.
Caribbean World Radio has an audio interview with St. Kitts Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas which can be downloaded in three mp3 files.
Today was the first day of Eid Al Fitr around most of the Muslim countries and communities around the world. According to the Hijri calendar, this day marks the end of Ramadan and breaking the fast, which is what the word Fitr means. However, while that is shared between all...
Know the definition of Terrorism, Fascism, Dictator, Liberate, Politic, Crusade, Impose and Order? LadyBird sheds some light.
Bahrain's top hotels are being penalised from today for defying the Ramadan alcohol ban. Mahmood wonders: “we have plenty of personal freedoms in Bahrain. We also welcome tourists. What happened to “no compulsion in religion” and what happened to the individual's right to choose?“
SillyBahrainiGirl asks: “Isn't it reassuring to know that ministries and government agencies in Bahrain are corrupt?“
The Algerian blogger Nouri bin Khalid wonders, “I thought Algeria was supposed to be “secular”? Four men were sent to prison for breaking the fast during Ramadan in a resturaunt! “Public contempt of religion” is the crime. Had these people been eating outdoors, then there would have been public contempt,...
Registan.net has background, resources, and public opinion data on Azerbaijan's parliamentary election.
Both the beatroot and Warsaw Station comment on reports that Poland is hosting a secret CIA detention facility for Al-Qaeda suspects.
Konstantin looks at why Russian students cheat.
Rooznamenegar No ( which means New Journalist in Persian) says that Palestinian official TV was really indifferent to Ahmadinejad's anti Israel speech. He says Palestinian TV just reported comments from all over the world about Ahmadinejad's speech.
turkmenistan.neweurasia.net reports that despite great obstacles, modern Turkmen cinema culture is surviving.
Oneworld Multimedia discusses what just might end up being the most farcical referendum in the South Caucasus.
Hanif Mazroi, Iran based journalist, says one of the most essential principles in a country's Foriegn Policy is preserving national interest. He adds, “now look at conservatives in power in Iran. One thing that they don't care is national interest.“(Persian)
Katy of Blogrel is going to Baku this weekend and will be posting photos and reports about this weekend's parliamentary election.
Mwandani reports about the Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index (2005). While Tanzania comes 75th, African countries such as Benin, Namibia, Mauritius, and Mali are ahead of the US (44th), which fell more than 20 places this year. Who are the Waswahilis? Does one become a Swahili by birth, geography, or...
Nadine Farid describes the scene in Mar del Plata as the sea resort town gets ready for the fourth Summit of the Americas.
Addis Ababa has been gripped by violence the past three days as heavily armed police and troops have responded to rock-throwing protesters with gunfire. Over thirty deaths have been reported. Bloggers and citizen journalists have been keeping the world posted on events within Addis and their larger importance. Doctors rush...
Imagethief explains why U.S. internet firms are doing so poorly in China.