Stories from 15 February 2006
Want proof that the Bolivian blogosphere is a steadily growing community? In a recent email to the Bolivian blog listserv, Sebastian Molina, one of the masterminds behind the Mundo Al Revés series of blogs, announced his upcoming wedding and how blogs will play a big part in the big day....
Oneworld Multimedia reports on the tearing down of old Yerevan.
James at neweurasia discusses Kyrgyzstan's exploding wolf population.
Mongolia Matters has the details on a planned 40 meter tall steel statue of Chingis Khan holding a gold whip to be built about 50 km outside of the capital.
Onnik Krikorian has two pages of photos and reporting on SOS Kinderdorf's village near Abovian, Armenia. The organization, which works in 132 countries, gives children without parental care the opportunity to grow up in a family-type environment.
neweurasia reports on HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Dan Perlman, Robert Wright, and Jeff Barry all recount their Valentine's Day in Buenos Aires.
Argentine super blogger, Jorge Gobbi, has four posts (1, 2, 3, 4) on his recent trip to Rio de Janeiro. (With videos!)
Bangladesh: Muslim Aid
As Ilias Musayev, Copenhagen spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Independent Chechen Republic of Ichkeriya, shares his views on the Danish cartoons and other issues, David McDuff of A Step At A Time writes that “the West could certainly afford to take a few lessons from Chechens...
Pakistan: Students detained after demonstration
Pakistan: Real Islam
Nepal: The US Ambassador
Bonjour l'Estonie points to a documentary about a predecessor of the recent bloodless revolutions in the former Soviet Union – Estonia's Singing Revolution. The documentary's website is here.
India: Students abroad
Cuaderno Latinoamericano, a group blog maintained by students at Tulane University, says that the Rolling Stones will be playing a free concert this weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Free, that is, unless you take into account the $750,000 that the city is paying to make it happen.
Oleksandr at Messages From Canada has a post about “proFFessor” Victor Yanukovych talking poetry in Odesa. Very funny. Yanukovych is Ukraine's former prime minister who ran for president in 2004 and was accused of rigging the election, which caused street protests that became known as the Orange Revolution.
Gil the Jenius compares the Puerto Rican Department of Education's announcement that they're laying off of 5,000 personnel to “a patient with cancer-riddled internal organs being told he's about to have his appendix removed,” and offers his own diagnosis of the problems plaguing the Department.
Free Haiti fingers three US reporters — Carol J. Williams, Edward M. Gomez and Kathie Klarreich — who appear to be “spinning the facts” on the current situation in Haiti, and posts some dramatic photos of protesters swarming the pool at the Hotel Montana, where the members of the CEP...
MediaCritic publishes a letter sent to him by a journalist disputing MediaCritic's claim that the Stabroek News was the only Guyanese media outlet to carry the “complete” story of what happened at the funeral of slain journalist Ronald Waddell. MediaCritic wonders whether the Stabroek News “has pulled a James Frey...