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11 January 2006

Stories from 11 January 2006

Peru: Election Analysis

Fabiola Bazo calls Ricardo Uceda's article, “Peru’s election: a second leap into the void?” an “astute analysis.”

Latin America, Spain: First Book Dedicated to Blogs

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...

Venezuela: Wikipedia Page on Chavez

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....

Demand Freedom of Expression in Cambodia Campaign

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....

Venezuela: DJ Neutrino

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...

Argentina: Police Sentenced in Avellaneda Murders

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...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

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...

Sticky Songs

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...

India: Sexuality and Women

India: Sexuality and Women

Pakistan: Food Street

Pakistan: Food Street

Nepal: India and the Bully

Nepal: India and the Bully

Nepal: Ideas for democracy

Nepal: Ideas for democracy

China: Teaching Chinese Online

Leylop, who lives in Hangzhou, China, uses Skype to teach Chinese online. This is her blog.

Sri Lanka: Moo

Sri Lanka: Moo

Philippines: My Way or the Highway

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...

Lebanon: Protecting the devil

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:...

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

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...

Thailand: Royal Speech

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

Singapore: Debater Talks Debate

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...

Cambodia: Palmy Memories

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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