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10 April 2006

Stories from 10 April 2006

Barbados: “Women Need Not Apply”

Barbados Free Press scans in some local help-wanted ads to show the rampant and legal gender discrimination when it comes to getting a job.

Guyana: Prez Wants Kids

Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo is ready to make some babies. But Guyana360 explains that he's waiting until after the elections.

Jamaica: Lemon-Red Mix Series

Wayne of wayne&wax is “pretty psyched” to have contributed to the latest Riddim Method “Lemon-Red Mix Series” which is available for download.

St. Vincent: Open marriages/relationships

Writing from St. Vincent, Abeni says she is too old-fashioned to understand the reasoning behind open marriages or relationships.

Caribbean: Caribbean Christian Leaders Fail Women

Jessica of Alien in the Caribbean says that the region's Christian Leaders continue to fail women. “Without women, these priests, pastors and ministers would not even have a profession. So...

Mexico, Brazil: Creative Commons Creativity Contest

Eduardo Arcos introduces (ES) the first contest of “Mexicommons creativity (ES),” which solicits new works of music, video, animation, and podcasts. The top three winners of each category will be...

Brazil: Pontes Touches Down

Brazilian bloggers’ reactions to the space flight of Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut, run the gamut along a scale from enthusiasm to cynicism. At the “unqualified joy” end of...

Peru: Women Bloggers on Elections

Liz Henry summarized what Peru's female bloggers were discussing going into elections this past weekend.

Colombia: FARC and Uribe

Why are Colomabia's leftist rebels helping their conservative President in the upcoming elections? Adam Isacson explains the contradiction of last week's violence.

Peru, China: First Round Election Analysis

Peru Election 2006 and Un Lobo en Perú both have the latest numbers and analysis from yesterday's presidential elections in Peru. China Confidential explains why Chinese officials aren't ecstatic about...

Colombia: Bus Bombings

Western Hemisphere Policy Watch reports on two bus bombings in the Colombian capital of Bogota, noting that “had these attacks taken place in Baghdad, Bali, or Tel Aviv, the ‘mainstream’...

Beerless football

Blogger Vietnamese god takes us to a Hanoi stadium to support his home football team from Khanh Hoa province in Southern Vietnam and we find out why he can't buy...

English for Journalism contraversy

Bhojman points to an article which talks about a Myanmar(Burmese) state owned newspaper accusing the American Centre in Yangoon of harming “young Myanmar brains”. The U.S.-Embassy-run centre offers language courses....

Participatory TV and participatory democracy

TV reality shows where the audience gets to vote for their favourite idols are gaining popularity across Asia. Are such audience participation based shows a harbinger of true democracy or...

Lockout for junior gamers?

Gameshogun counters a Filipino politician's comments that online games produce violent people. Representative Florencio “Bem ” Noel is proposing that internet cafes should not allow minor and student gamers after...

Myanmar's water festival

This week is the Thingyan or Water Festival in Myanmar. Thingyan is the new year according to the Burmese traditional lunar calendar. Sean, a Myanmar citizen living in Singapore, reminisces...

Levels of stupidity

Taiwanese politician and talk show host Li Ao is not a popular guy in Singapore at the moment. Li Ao had remarked last year that Singaporeans are stupider than Taiwan...

Bridge over the River Nga

In 1971, Mel Schenck, fresh out of University, joined the Naval Civil Engineer Corps as a naval officer and volunteered to manage construction contracts in Vietnam. One of the projects...

Sri Lanka: Abortion

A very short post on abortion at Moju provokes an interesting conversations in the comments space.

Sri Lanka: The Tamil Identity on Tamil identity, politics, elections and history in Sri Lanka.

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