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27 January 2006

Stories from 27 January 2006

Mongolia: New Faces

…yuu bna? says that Mongolia's new cabinet is full of new faces.

Armenia: Destroying Old Yerevan

Notes from Hareinik has a report on the destruction of more of old Yerevan.

Uzbekistan: Hip-Hop Scene reports on the Uzbek hip-hop scene.


Christian Garbis reports that Armenia's free internet (limited to Armenian sites only) and email service,, is in danger of shutting down unless it finds new funding.

Bangladesh: Communication divides

Bangladesh: Communication divides

India: Barriers to communication

India: Barriers to communication

India: This country and her children

India: This country and her children

There is No Festival in Cartagena

The following is an abbreviated translation of a post originally written in Spanish by Colombian journalist, Efraim Medina Reyes at In the most recent issue of the magazine, Arcadia,...

Nepal: The various threads

Nepal: The various threads

Nepal: Thinking Revolutions

Nepal: Thinking Revolutions

WSF Bamako – What it means for Africa

The World Social Forum (WSF) is a yearly gathering of civil society groups and social movements that meets every year in order to try to find solutions to fight against...

Iran: Enemy is China!

Sadetar az Ab (means more simple than water), an Iran based blogger, says neither US nor Israel is Iran's enemy but China. Bloggersays more and more Iranian national companies bankrupted...

Palestine: Hamas Won!

A lot of reactions to Hamas winning elections in Palestine. Nas summaries some of these, then talks about after-shock. Shaden says, “that’s what Palestinians inside want, you either support them...

Youth WSF collective blog

Attention-grabbing first person testimonials on what is going at the World Social Forum in this collective blog. Posts about life in the youth camp, the Forum’s (dis)organization, the Bolivarian proceso,...

South Africa

South Africa comments on an interview with PW Botha and writes “please make these stupid people shut up“.

South Africa: Arts blog

African Voices and Visons is another new African blog, this time from South Africa. The blog is written by a young female documentary filmmaker. The focus so far on the...

Singapore: “Cheering” Conservatism

Heavenly Sword “sings” the praises of a conservative Singapore. “What I want to say is really this: that Singapore will always be conservative. And the proxy that I have used...

Singapore: Tour of a Podcast Studio

Singapore's Mr. Brown has a podcast tour of his new podcasting studio.

Syria: Blog Censorship in Syria

The Syrian Domari (Arabic) yesterday became the first blog to be censored in Syria. Syria Mirror reported today that the Syrian Computer Society, one of two government-owned internet service providers...

Japan: Locked Out

Mutant Frog Travelogue fumes at being blocked from accessing content from the Japanese download sites: “Listen up, Japan: I would gladly PAY for a lot of this stuff! PAY! MONEY!...

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