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2 January 2006

Stories from 2 January 2006

Afghan Whispers

Taliban & Schools: Afghan women and girls were routinely victimized under the Taliban, who even denied them the right to go to school. President Karzai's government has given girls the...

Chile: The Year in Review

Este artículo también está disponible en español. Chilean blogger, Julio Frank S. recently looked back over his archives and selected his most pointed posts (ES) of the past year. In...

Brazil: Favela Funk

Noting the blogosphere's buzz about Kevin Federline's debut single “Popoção,” Arjan says that the favela funk genre from urban Rio de Janeiro could experience a pop boom in 2006. Made...

Guatemala: 80's Commercials

One of the most original weblogs to appear in the Central American blogosphere as of late is Guate en los 80's (ES) and its video collection of 80's commercials from...

Argentina: Carlos Tevez Voted Best Football Player of the Year

Pavlos Skoufis writes that Argentine striker, Carlos Tevez was voted Latin America's best footballer of the year according to a poll held by El Pais in Uruguay. On a related...

Americas: Remembering 2005 and Predicting 2006

Both A.M. Mora y Leon and Boz offer their top 10 lists for Americas stories of 2005. Adam Isacson, meanwhile, has some predictions for Colombia in 2006.

Iran: Journal Banned

An economic journal, Asia news, was banned by government. Journal's internet site is still active.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Occupy Me With Peace

Happy new prosperous year from KABOBfest and Haitham Sabbah. The Palestinian Blogosphere wish that 2006 would bring with it pleasant surprises and help us get over last year's misfortunes. And...

China: Anti's Blog Shut?

Both the Chinese and English blogs of Zhao Jing, a.k.a. Michael Anti, have gone missing on MSN Spaces. EastSouthWestNorth has some initial thoughts about why.

China: Locust of Asia

Angry Chinese Blogger asks if China has become the locust of Asia: vaccuuming up foreign resources to satisfy its growing domestic consumption.

Indonesia: Bomb in Sulawesi

On the heels of a bomb explosion outside a store selling pork meat in Central Sulawesi, Dog Pundit discusses the latest development in troubled Muslim-Christian relations on the Indonesian island.

Indonesia: Jakartass’ Blog Awards

Jakartass lists the Indonesian blogs he likes: “The newly gained democratic right of one man – one (secret) vote, coupled with access to free hosting of personal websites and reasonably...

Japan: History Lessons

The Japan History Blog reflects on a revealing exercise by a history teacher in Fukuoka: the teacher passed out mock draft cards and asked students to mark whether or not...

Syria: Why Khaddam?

AfterKhaddam shacked the earth under Syrians, Aleppous wonders, why would a man who for the past 40 years served his country loyally, occupying two of the most important jobs –...

India: The world is no better

India: The world is no better

Bangladesh: The year that was

Bangladesh: The year that was

Bangladesh: Women and rights

Bangladesh: Women and rights

Nepal: Best and the Worst

Nepal: Best and the Worst

Pakistan: Hijab And Decency

Pakistan: Hijab And Decency

Bahrainis disillusioned with government and opposition

Another week of turmoil in the tiny country. An opposition figure's detention sparks riots at the sole international airport resulting in public property damage and several arrests.

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