11 January 2006

Stories from 11 January 2006

Latin America, Spain: First Book Dedicated to Blogs

  11 January 2006

Dialógica calls (ES) “Blog. La conversación en internet que está revolucionando medios, empresas y ciudadanos” (“Blog. The online conversation that is revolutionizing media, businesses, and citizens”), the “first book dedicated exclusively to blogs.” So far it is available in select bookstores in Spain, but is said to be arriving to...

Venezuela: Wikipedia Page on Chavez

  11 January 2006

Taking aim at perceived partiality of the Wikipedia page on Hugo Chavez, Aleksander Boyd pastes an email conversation between himself and Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales beginning in March of 2004. Perhaps the most interesting quote comes from Wales who writes, “We have strict policies against political partisanship, and I am...

Demand Freedom of Expression in Cambodia Campaign

  11 January 2006

The Cambodian Government's actions to silence critics of the ruling party rang in the New Year with the arrests Human Rights activists Kem Sokha, Yeng Virak and Pa Nguon Teang. The arrests were prompted by banners displayed on Human Rights Day held on December 10, 2005. These newly detained activists...

Venezuela: DJ Neutrino

  11 January 2006

GlowMain highlights the career of (ES) Venezuelan DJ, Neutrino who made his name in the underground party scene of Caracas during the late 90's. An mp3 of a live set by Neutrino is linked to from the post.

Argentina: Police Sentenced in Avellaneda Murders

  11 January 2006

Toutatis describes in clear detail the political fallout which occurred after policemen killed two protesters in the Avellaneda train station in June of 2002. On Monday, two of the police officers – who claimed that other protesters were responsible for the lethal shots – were sentenced to life in prison....

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  11 January 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en Blogs de Bolivia “Do it yourself! Now you don't have to wait until January 22! End the uncomfortable suspense created by the question, “How will our President-elect dress?” by Joaquin Cuevas, Used by permission from artist. Is Bolivian President-elect Evo Morales a...

Sticky Songs

  11 January 2006

Fernando Casale, an Argentine journalist and Editor-in-Chief of USERS, has done music lovers a great favor by putting together a free collection of Creative Commons-licensed songs by independent musicians from the Buenos Aires rock scene. “Sticky Songs” (as in songs that get stuck in your head) is a compilation of...

Philippines: My Way or the Highway

  11 January 2006

Leon Kilat comments on a warning issued to local judges to refrain from signing “My Way” at karaoke bars: “The song has been blamed for a lot of karaoke-related killings in the Philippines.” Yes. Seriously.

Lebanon: Protecting the devil

  11 January 2006

It is quite insulting to hear a joint Saudi-Syrian statement on “Syrian-Lebanese relations” in the absence of Lebanon. It is also amazing that Abdullah is suggesting a new penal code: Punish murder by improving relations between killers and their dying victims. Saudi Arabia will no longer be beheading murder convicts,...

South Korea: Thoughts on the Case of the Stem Cell Fraud

  11 January 2006

Oranckay reflects on the meaning of the local controversy surrounding South Korean scientist Hwang Woo Suk, who had been acclaimed as a national hero until he admitted flaws with his “breakthrough” research on stem cells. Many still defend him. He writes: “I think Korea has reason to be encouraged by...

Thailand: Royal Speech

  11 January 2006

Tom Vanvanij translates, with commentary, the traditional birthday-eve speech of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Singapore: Debater Talks Debate

  11 January 2006

Singaporean student debater Shaun Lee posts some observations on his blog Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc on how the dissolution of Asian confidence after the economic and political crises of the late 1990s has led to opportunities for new thought: “The triumphantism of Asian Democracy and Asian Values were contingent...

Cambodia: Palmy Memories

  11 January 2006

From Cambodia to Japan shares his childhood memories of palm trees – of palm juice, palm wine, palm sugar and a scorpion in a palm tree.

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