3 February 2006

Stories from 3 February 2006

Myanmar, Thailand: Damning the Salween

  3 February 2006

Burma Underground talks about a deal between the Thai government and the ruling Myanmar junta to dam the Salween River and displace thousands in ethnic minority states for Thai industrialization.

Grenada: Independence etc

  3 February 2006

Ice Man Melting is so busy celebrating the 121st anniversary of the Grenada Boys Secondary School and attending a screening of the island's first feature film, that he almost forgot that Grenada celebrates its Indepedence Day this coming Tuesday.

China, Hong Kong: Self-Reflection

  3 February 2006

EastSouthWestNorth translates a column by China blogger Michael Anti praising EastSouthWestNorth‘s heroic translations of Chinese media reports: “If the Chinese blogosphere can be said to be like the world of martial arts, then EastSouthWestNorth's Roland is the supreme leader of the alliance who is in a lofty and unmatched position....

Chile: Reality Blog

  3 February 2006

Carolina, Juan, and Pedro are among the contestants of Reality Blog, which predictably enough is the Chilean blogosphere's equivalent of reality T.V.

Vietnam: What is Literacy?

  3 February 2006

Việt Nam is famous for having extremely high literacy rates for a developing country. Down and Out in Sài Gòn observes that when it comes to foreign shows, many Vietnamese prefer listening to dubbed voices than reading subtitles.

Jamaica: Jonathan gets his groove back

  3 February 2006

LandFall thinks that “emancipation” from author Terri McMillan has been good for Jonathan Plummer, if only in the looks department. Plummer is the young Jamaican McMillan met while on vacation in Jamaica and eventually married, and who subsequently revealed he was gay. The story of their meeting was the inspiration...

Barbados: Software piracy and a famous madam

  3 February 2006

Titlayo is fascinated by a newspaper report about a Barbadian woman who has been indicted in the US on charges of software piracy. And Richard Bolai pays tribute to Rachel Pringle, “the famous 18th century Barbadian hotelier, entertainer of princes and commoners, sailors and soldiers”.

Thailand: Exiled Website

  3 February 2006

Thai activist website CorruptionWatch.net (TH) had its hosting contract cancelled by its local host, according to Reporters San Frontieres. The website, which runs critical coverage of individuals linked to Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra, has found a new host — outside Thailand.

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