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January, 2006

Stories from January, 2006

Mexico: Online Library of Chinese Piracy

  31 January 2006

Wave Making notes that the popular, controversial (and often offensive) blog, Pinches Chinos has celebrated its one year anniversary and takes the occasion to examine the complex feelings Mexicans have towards China. As always, the post is also available in Spanish.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  31 January 2006

“Snow in Tbilisi”, Hans Heiner Buhr Welcome to the first roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. We'll take you alphabetically through the countries: Armenia: Onnik Krikorian does a great job writing the first-ever roundups from the Armenian blogosphere. Himself a blogger over...

The Caribbean Single Market

  31 January 2006

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of the document ratifying the Caribbean Single Market (CSM), might have created a little buzz. That, however, is exactly what it...

Recently in Peru

  31 January 2006

Here once again to share with you some of what has been published in the Peruvian blogosphere. These days the categories are somewhat mixed up. Blogs that normally post about other things are now writing on politics and thematic blogs are posting personal items. More evidence that in the blogosphere...

Bus Strike & Bloggers in Israel

  31 January 2006

Iranian bus drivers tried to start a strike on Saturday for better work conditions and liberation of their syndicate leader. A one event blog, Otobos1 (Otobos means bus in Persian), was launched by supporter(s) of bus syndicate to cover strike news . Otobos1 (Persian) asked others including Iranian bloggers to...

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

  31 January 2006

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...

Grenada: Kick ‘em Jenny

  31 January 2006

Yamfoot posts two photos of Grand Anse beach, and wonders if the sea's unusual turbulence in the second could mean that submarine volcano “Kick ‘em Jenny” is acting up.

Guyana: Conversations & CCH Pounder

  31 January 2006

MediaCritic has begun posting a series of conversations with anonymous Guyanese figures. So far he's conversed with London-based Guyanese, Prodigal, a journalist who's moved to another island, and Young Bright Guyanese Female. And Guyana Diaspora profiles CCH Pounder, Guyana-born star of television series The Shield.

Belize: Friends and business

  31 January 2006

Simone posts Part 4 of her “Moving to Belize” guide, and solicits input from people who've “tried to set up a business abroad with friends”.

Asia Blogger Profile: Cambodia’s Seserak

  31 January 2006

Seserak (Vicheth's nickname) writes the “Cambodia to Japan” blog, a journal of his experience as a Cambodian living and going to school in Japan. He grew up in Kampong Speu Province, located an hour's drive outside of Phnom Penh. After graduating from a local high school, he came to study...

Barbados: Music awards

  31 January 2006

Titilayo writes about the newly launched Barbados Music Awards, and thinks the event signifies good things for Barbados's music. But she also wonders whether they'll last.

South Africa: Condoms in the classroom

  31 January 2006

Mzansi Afrika comments on the debate taking place in South Africa over whether condoms should be available in classrooms …”The main argument, surprise, surprise, was from the whole moralistic religious viewpoint that condoms encourage sex, and sex before marriage, especially among teens is bad. The other concerns were around sex...

South Africa: Afrikaans usage

  31 January 2006

Moral Fibre from South Africa, reports on a row over the Afrikaans language between opposition parties and a military judge who complained about the use of the language in an official context… “”… I must say it on record that to me it is disgusting that at this time and...

Nigeria: Ngugi wa Thiong'o

  31 January 2006

Molara Wood points to an interview with Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, in Saturdays UK Guardian…..”I told them I wanted to be in touch with the everyday. But we returned to a nightmare”

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