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10 January 2006

Stories from 10 January 2006

Ukraine: Frustrated

Ukraine's government has been sacked now that details of the deal have emerged. Veronica Khokhlova is frustrated with politics in Ukraine.

Turkmenistan: Coverup

neweurasia reports that Turkmenistan's government is worried about bird flu, but that it is suppressing information about it.

Kazakhstan: Oiled Inauguration

Kazakhstan's president will be inaugurated for a new seven year term soon and plenty of world leaders will be on hand. neweurasia reports that by the end of the festivities,...

Slovenia: Kranjska Gora

The Glory of Carniola reports on more of the all too common confusion that strikes the press when it tries to locate Slovenia on a map.

Armenia: Homophobia

At Cilicia, Alex writes that if Armenians’ aspirations to join the West are to be realized, regressive attitudes must be overcome.

Kazakhstan: Gucci Revolution Revisited

Ataman of neweurasia says that Kazakhstan tries to flaunt its success to be taken seriously by the rest of the world and that the faultlines in the country are between...

Colombia: Rural Wi-Fi; Family

John Guzman links to an article about a large-scale broadband rural access project in Colombia on Proyecto Colombia, while he compares family structure between Colombia and the U.S.A. on his...

India: US and Saudi Arabia

India: US and Saudi Arabia

India: Highways

India: Highways

Brazil: “Political Correctness Threatens Democracy”

Luís Afonso Assumpção says that “the “politically correct” can be defined as a type of ‘ wishful-thinking'” which is harmful to Brazilian democracy. The essay is also available in Portuguese.

Sri Lanka: Girls and Stereotypes

Sri Lanka: Girls and Stereotypes

Bangladesh: Eid and Animals

Bangladesh: Eid and Animals

Nepal: Drug Testing

Nepal: Drug Testing

Petition For Political Prisoners & Air Plane Crash!

Several Iranian bloggers have signed a petition (a letter) in which they asked freedom for political prisoner in Karaj Rejai Shahr Prison. Amnesty international, Red Cross and other humanitarian organisations...

Israel: The Tenth of Tevet

While Muslims celebrate today the first day of Eid ul-Adha, Imshin says that observant Jews fast today in memory of Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon's two and a half year siege...

Iraq: The Sunni ignore Zarqawi

Omar of Iraq The Model says that two developments took most of the interest in Iraq's political scene yesterday. The first is the latest audio tape of Zarqawi in which...

Educational Bridges through Blogs

Blogs entering the field of education empower schoolteachers, who are separated by the geography of Chile, to communicate with each other in ways that previously were not so accessible. The...

007 in Africa writes about the problems of having drugs delivered to the DRC….no addresses to speak of, almost impossible to get photos taken, too few staff and a scanner?...

Nigeria: Gbenga interview

Grandiose Parlor writes about the recent interview of President Obasanjo's son Gbenga Obasanjo that has “ruffled some feathers in Nigeria's political circles.

South Africa: Iraqi comment

South African blog The Front Line comments on a story on “Muslim scholars being paid to aid US propaganda”……”Does Democracy need to be established and maintained by Propaganda and War?...

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