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26 January 2006

Stories from 26 January 2006

Ukraine: Pora's Platform

Orange Ukraine reports on the Pora political party's stance on the issues going into the next election.

Poland: Blood-Sucking Parasites

the beatroot reports that alternative medicines like the use of leeches is on the rise in Poland and that alongside the growing popularity of these treatments is a rise in...

Argentina: Discriminatory Headlines at El Clarín

Toutatis claims that a recent headline at the major daily, Clarín plays on Argentine stereotypes towards rugby players. Not an isolated incident, Toutatis hopes that protests throughout the blogosphere will...

India: Culture Vulture

India: Culture Vulture

India: Remembering Cellular Jail

India: Remembering Cellular Jail

Bangladesh: Winds of change

Bangladesh: Winds of change

Bangladesh: Bibi Russel

Bangladesh: Bibi Russel

Nepal: Strike

Nepal: Strike

Nepal: Protesting in its various forms

Nepal: Protesting in its various forms

China: The Case for Google.cn

Imagethief supports Google launching a special, restricted version of its search for China. He explains why.

China: What's Truth Good For

Beijing Loafer (formerly Chinafool) translates a comment (ZH) from a Chinese blogger to his post on the contrast between China's ideological past and its materialist present: “I’d like to say,...

Myanmar: More on the Capital Move

Kanbawza Win, at Burma Digest, tries to uncover the reasons for the ruling junta's decision to move Myanmar's capital from Yangon to Pyinmana.

Philippines: Growing Up Poor in Wealth

Note from the peanut gallery says that although surrounded by privilege, he grew up “poor” because his mother wanted to teach him the value of striving.

Singapore: Confucian Democracy

From a Singapore Angle explains that, when Singapore policy makers say that the country's path follows a “Confucian” way or reflects Asian values, it's really talking not to Singaporeans or...

Taiwan: Macking in Taipei

Roland Soong discussed an article from Hong Kong's Apple Daily tabloid saying that the Taipei City Government had a page on its website teaching foreigners how to hit on local...

African Union: Chair

The African Union under pressure not to elect Sudan as AU chair has now elected the President of Congo-Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso who also has an negative human rights record. Black...

Uganda: crafts by the people

Timbuktu Chronicles points to a Ugandan organisation, Uganda Crafts, “managed by disadvantaged people that helps disadvantaged people. The majority of the artisans are either people who are disabled, widowed or...

Nigeria: Africa MTV

CyBlug comments on the change in young MTV African watchers who now aspire to own “Hummers” talk like American hip hop artists and dress similarly.

Kenya: Aid from Europe & US

Bankelele reports on new strategies by Europe and American in giving aid to developing countries….”he European Union will set up its own trust fund to disburse aid to Africa without...

South AFrica: Anger over poor housing

African HOUSEIT reports on street battles in Mabopane, outside Pretoria. Township residents battled with police as “they vented their anger over about poor services, and housing delivery”.

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