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25 January 2006

Stories from 25 January 2006

Afghanistan: Help Schools!

In the Afghan Local Radio blog, a Pashto speaking Afghan in a letter talks about a request from Afghan leaders: Help our schools.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Este artículo también está disponible en español en Blogs de Bolivia The unique festivities surrounding the inauguration of Bolivia’s new President attracted the interest of many bloggers. Starting on Saturday,...

Ecuador: “The Smell of Tear Gas in the Evening…”

Morgan describes what it is like to be caught in a cloud of tear gas after riot police retaliated against protesters who hijacked two buses in anger over a proposed...

Andean Countries: Digital Andean Library

Otto Boye y Arturo Durán introduce (ES) the Digital Andean Library (ES), which makes available to internet users various studies, books, and documents from the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia,...

Venezuela: Impressions of Maracaibo

Adam Isacson gives a detailed description of his weekend visit to Venezuela's second largest city, Maracaibo; where he says that McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Citibank are more evident than pro-Chavez...

Costa Rica: Sugar Cane Energy

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is looking into sugar cane waste as a source of renewable energy says Bob Glass.

Chile: Bachelet Digital

Bachelet Digital (ES) is a newly launched weblog by incoming president, Michelle Bachelet, which will serve as a measuring stick for her “Digital Agenda: 2006 – 2010″ program. The blog...

Nepal: Website of the year

Nepal: Website of the year

South Asia: Desicritic

South Asia: Desicritic

Bangladesh: First Ever blogmeet

Bangladesh: First Ever blogmeet

Libya: Ghadames

Highlander says that the Libyan city of Ghadames is renowned for its unique style of architecture, traditions and culture. Amongst these interesting traditions is the one found in a typical...

Indonesia: Off Air

Jakartass comments on Indonesia's new broadcast law, which bans local radio stations “relay”-ing foreign news programs. “I cannot determine the reasoning behind the new Broadcast Law, although I suspect that...

Nepal: Migrants in Malaysia

Nepal: Migrants in Malaysia

Pakistan: Cordaps

Pakistan: Cordaps

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

As reported by the Kurdistan Blog Count several new Kurdish blogs in English were found. The first of which Talk about the Passion is actually written by an American going...

Bahrain: A culture of hate is invading Bahrain

We now have a novel site whose author would like us to think that he is doing us Bahrainis a huge favour by “exposing” activists with an agenda. Activists which...

No Money for Studying in Chile

This week, due to a database programming error, government-sponsored loans as well as educational grants for low-income students were given to the wealthiest of those who applied. “Mechonbarsa” (ES) writes...

South Africa: not an earthquake

Mszansi Afrika asks why the tremor in Johannesburg is being reported as an earthquake which was 3.2 on the Richter scale. Anything under 3.5 is “generally not felt but recorded”....

Zimbabwe: abnormal living

This is Zimbabwe explains the condition of “normality” in an abnormal environment….”When did you last feel free to discuss the political situation with a stranger in an Emergency Taxi? (Instead...

Uganda: Press freedom

Africa Blogs asks Who will join the Committee to Protect Journalists to defend Journalists?….”The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists did just that this evening in a letter reproduced here;...

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