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16 December 2005

Stories from 16 December 2005

Armenia: Hunger Strike

Onnik Krikorian reports on a hunger strike in Yerevan to protest the seizure and destruction of homes in the center of the city.

Russia: End of the Line

Scraps of Moscow continues its “End of the Line” series with photos from the southern end of Moscow's green line, Red Guard station.

Hungary: Egg Mafia reports that the government has launched an investigation into an “egg mafia” (that may or may not actually exist).

Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere

Barbados – Campfyah, writing from Caracas, fills us in on some of his Christmas activities and Barbados's participation in an international Christmas charity fair. – In a post which sparks...

Saudi Arabia: Fox News & Journalists

Sabbah wonders if Fox News can stand for their slogans, specially after hearing the influence of the Saudi Prince, Al-Waleed Bin Talal, on changing the channel reports of the Paris...

Bahrain: Independence Day

Today marks the 34th of Bahrain independence day. While Silly Bahraini Girl sees it as a time for fun and parades and fireworks and … rallies.. and demonstrations.. and the...

Algeria: Floods in Annaba

Nouri bin Ziri is asking us to put the city of Annaba and the surrounding area in our prayers, so that they may recover rapidly from the floods (French). Many...

Dubai blog blocked

The UAE's telecoms regulatory authority has blocked the blog Sorry Dubai, following a post that criticised the monopoly state telco Etisalat. The blog also attacked Etisalat's blocking of popular Internet...

Echoes from the Tunisian Blogosphere

The first Tunisian blog awards Tunisie Blog Awards 2005 have been launched to promote the Tunisian blogosphere even more, encourage bloggers to work more on their blogs and give credit...

China: Dongzhou Crackdown

The Paper Tiger wonders whether the violent crackdown on peasant protesters in Dongzhou represents a turning point for the Chinese government.

China: Experiencing Douban

Sinosplice discovers Douban, a successful Chinese book-sharing site that now has an English (Flickr-like) beta. “The site allows you to share what books you are currently reading, what books you...

China: Oil Company About-Face

Talk Talk China goes after China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC, pronounced “see-nook”), which changed its “no-compete” promise to investors who bought shares in its New York and Hong Kong...

Hong Kong: What to Do with the WTO?

On the occasion of the WTO meet in Hong Kong, Glutter shares her frustration with the rhetoric on both sides of the WTO debate that has obscured much understanding. “As...

Japan: Animator's Son Talks

Mutant Frog Travelogue translates from the Japanese the first blog post by the son of famed animator Hayao Miyazaki, who is coming out with his own animated film that his...

Pakistan: Turkey, China and the Army

Pakistan: Turkey, China and the Army

India: Australia and racism

India: Australia and racism

Bangladesh: Victory Day

Bangladesh: Victory Day

Nepal: Women and property

Nepal: Women and property

Latin America: Poll Numbers

Boz offers his typically thorough, Thursday collection of poll numbers from across the Americas.

El Salvador: Padre Jon Cortina

Both Meg and Tim remember human rights activist Padre Jon Cortina.

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