22 November 2005

Stories from 22 November 2005

Cambodia: Euthanasia Websites, Water Festival, and More

  22 November 2005

Euthanasia Websites An American citizen who owned websites advocating ‘euthanasia tourism’ in Kampot, a French-era beach town, has been sued by Kampot Province's governor for false information and defamation. “You are going to die anyway, so why not in Cambodia?” said one of the sites, which also offered a rationale...

Chile, Bolivia: Developing Together

  22 November 2005

Chilean senator and blogger Fernando Flores traveled to La Paz, Bolivia where he met with various politicians and leaders to discuss bilateral solutions to development, investment, and leadership (ES) in the globalized age.

Argentina: World's Best Weblog

  22 November 2005

The Argentinean weblog A Little Respect, I'm Your Mother was selected as best weblog of 2005 in the Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards. A book version of the fictional account has already been published in Spain and will soon be available in Latin America. The weblog's author, journalist Hernan Casciari...

Open letter to all Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans

  22 November 2005

Dear brethren: During these ominous days for the relations between our peoples, I would like to issue a call to prudence on both sides of our common border. A stupid border dispute promoted by two of the worst Administrations our peoples have seen in a long time, has grown out...

Zimbabwe: Nuclear Power

  22 November 2005

This is Zimbabwe reports on Mugabe's latest “if pigs could fly” idea – bringing nuclear power to Zimbabwe. He quotes a piece from the UK Guardian..”“Perhaps Mr Mugabe is also trying to get Zimbabwe to be considered as a strategically important state in the international community,” said Mr Robertson. “He...

Nigeria: Governor jumps bail

  22 November 2005

A number of Nigerian blogs comment on the recent jumping of bail in the UK by Bayelsa State governor, Dipreye Alamieyeseigha…. Chippla's Weblog, Grandoise Parlour, Musings of a Naijaman.

Kenya: Referendum

  22 November 2005

MentalAcrobatics commenting on yesterday's referendum in Kenya is disappointed that some MPs refused to reveal which side they supported in the vote…..”I feel that there is one group of people who have a responsibility to tell us where they stand on political issues. That group is elected representatives”

Namibia: Mass graves found

  22 November 2005

Mzansi Afrika reports on the discovery of mass graves in Namibia which are thought to date back to 1989, the period when Namibia was occupied by Apartheid South Africa…The graves were found near Eenhana 850km north-east of Windhoek. This was a military base for the South African army's 54 Battalion....

Kenya: Inequality

  22 November 2005

Feminist African Sister has a shopping experience in which she personally experiences the inequalities that exist in Kenyan society….”That is the state of inequality in Kenya. Yes it is also about the fact that, Nyanza has a lower life expectancy than Nairobi; that women in North Eastern have the highest...

Ethiopia: Crown Council

  22 November 2005

Ethiopia Pundit publishes a statement by the Crown Council of Ethiopia…..”Regrettably, we seem to remain oblivious to the tragic lessons learned from the terrible events of last June. Indeed, accusations and counter-accusations have accelerated and extremism has gained a life of its own. The emotionally seductive rhetoric of, “You’re either...

South Africa: recognising black achievement

  22 November 2005

Hope Flower expresses her anger that even in post-apartheid South Africa Black achievement is not celebrated. “Black achievement is still seen as an aberration or as a product of some government policy, affirmative action and black economic empowerment especially“. In particular she highlights the case of Nthato Motlana who won...

Iranian Blogs: WSIS & Human Rights

  22 November 2005

Shirin Ebadi, Noble Laureate, was one of speakers in World Summit for Information & Society in Tunisia. According to Ravi(Link in Persian), Mrs. Ebadi spoke about censorship, jailed bloggers and filtering. She mentioned that Governmental NGOs are send to conferences to present false reports. She added unfortunately in some countries...

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