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17 November 2005

Stories from 17 November 2005

WSIS: Defending Freedom of Speech in Tunisia

Despite the odds, we managed to pull off our “Expression Under Repression” seminar here at the World Summit For Internet and Society. This was largely thanks to the strong spine...

Iran: literature & Blog

Abbas Maroufi, Germany based writer & blogger, has decided to publish one of his books on his blog. Book's name is ” Fereydoun had three sons” and people can download...

Guatemala: Estimate of Damages Caused by Hurricane Stan

Chapinadas takes a look at the final damages dealt by hurricane Stan.

Hoduras: Fiesta Patronal

The weblog of the Passionist Volunteers describes the feast day of Talanga's patron saint, San Diego.

Video Blog from WSIS: Negroponte's $100 Laptop

Eight-minute video documentary of the prototype of Nicholas Negroponte's $100 laptop, which premiered yesterday at the WSIS summit in Tunis. Andy Carvin talks with the chief technology officer of the...

Panama: Carpaccio Recipe

Melissa De Leon says she's crazy about carpaccio and shares her secret recipe.

Peru, Costa Rica: Blogger Meetups

Costa Rican bloggers will be meeting up on the 25th while Peruvian bloggers will meet up in Lima on the 26th.

Chad: arrest of Habre

Coalition for Dafur report on the arrest of Hissene Habre, former president of Chad Republic……”Habre, who is accused of murder, torture and a host of other crimes during his eight-year...

Venezuela: SUMATE, Economy

The Devil's Excrement asks if anyone is paying attention to Sumate's lastest allegations against the Venezuelan Electoral Board while Oil Wars comments on the

Nigeria: WSIS

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories reports from WSIS in Tunis on the World Youth Congress…..”At the congress young people from different parts of the world came together to discuss the issues that affect...

SA: paying for water

Mzansi Afrika asks whether South Africans can “afford to wash today” as the introduction of water meters for residential users…..”There are many problems that come with pre-paid water: sewage pipe...

Africa: Timbuktu

African Unchained reports on the Timbuku Educational Foundation.….”founded for the sole purpose of preserving, restoring, and disseminating the important intellectual contributions of the early African scholars from the famous Timbuktu...

Zimbabwe: climate change

Eddie Cross writing in Zimbabwean Pundit discusses the possible impact of climate change on local agribusnesses and peasant farming….”Climate change will further damage the prospects of the subsistence sector. These...

US – travel procedures

Afromusing relays her most recent experience of travelling in the US and the inconsistency of airline security procedures - or is there some racial element involved?

Cousins marrying

Chippla's Weblog discusses the ethnics of cousins marrying. ….“Whatever your views on first cousin marriages happen to be, they would likely be shaped by your beliefs, upbringing, environment and what...

DDT: poison

Grandiose Parlour adds his voice to the DDT debate as he questions the safety of using that chemical to eradicate malaria. “The question is: Are we ready to do what...

China: More Self-Criticism

On Anti's English Blog, a translation of an interview with liberal author Yu Shicun on his opposition to intellectuals. “There is no effective criticism among intellectuals, not to mention effective...

China, North Korea: Interview with a Historian

Austin Arensberg meets Paul French at a Beijing bookshop and interviews him about his new book on North Korea.

Indonesia: Year of Eradicating Corruption

On Indonesia Today by Yosef Ardi, an evaluation of how successful the Indonesian government has so far been in stamping out graft in 2005, which it had dubbed the “Year...

South Korea: APEC Protests

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Busan, South Korea nears, Andy Jackson of Flying Yangban discusses what the likely anti-globalization protests that will accompany it mean.

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