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19 May 2006

Stories from 19 May 2006

Russia: Blogger Dies on Mount Elbrus

Aleksandr Antonov (aka LJ user caesar_rb) 1979-2006 Aleksandr Antonov's last LJ post was a very happy one: he was going on a two-week vacation to conquer Mount Elbrus. Here's what...

Nepal: Parliament Declaration

A historic Parliament Declaration in Nepal announces the revival of democracy. It's a complete turn-around from where the country was about two months back. United We Blog! covers the day.

India: Why is Tamil Nadu quiet?

As the rest of the country takes up strong demonstrations against the reservations quota, Nathanworld wonders why one particular state doesn't seem to be making too much noise.

India: Blogs and Conversations

Reshma appears to have been battling to figure out how to index her posts on blogger, and reflects “Depending on the metaphor you identify with, will influence whether you use...

Sri Lanka: Last-Mile Hazard Information Dissemination

LIRNEAsia on the launch of the HazInfo Project “LIRNEasia launched the first phase of the Last-Mile Hazard Information Dissemination (HazInfo) project funded by IDRC, along with its project partners Sarvodaya,...

Bangladesh: Loss of secularism

Drishtipat reflects on the loss of secularism in Bangladesh, seeing the example of Nepal revising its constitution. “After 15th August 1975, we lost one of the greatest assets of our...

Ukraine: 62nd Anniversary of Deportations of Crimean Tatars

J. Otto Pohl writes about the deportations of the Crimean Tatars, which took place 62 years ago: “In the early hours of 18 May 1944 some 32,000 members of the...

Ukraine: Support for Yushchenko Low

LEvko of Foreign Notes cites an opinion poll, according to which support for president Yushchenko is much lower than it was in February 2005, when he first elected.

Ukraine: New Mayor Against Teachers

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes writes about Kyiv's new mayor's alarming first steps: “We know someone who is a teacher in the Kiev district. She tells us that Chernovetsky...

Belarus: Yury Radzivil Trial

TOL's Belarus Blog reports on the trial of Yury Radzivil: “Yury faces 6 years in prison just for actually being almost killed. The man who has shot few times in...

Europe: Eurovision Song Contest

Rachel of Pustolovina: Adventure in Serbian shares her impressions on this year's Eurovision Song Contest, the first one she's watched.

Hungary: Prime Minister Decides Not to Watch The Da Vinci Code

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the prime minister's failed attempt to watch The Da Vinci Code.

Poland: The Da Vinci Code

The beatroot writes about the apparent sin of going to see The Da Vinci Code in Poland.

Poland, Russia: Sciagawki/Shpargalki

Edward Lucas, Central and East European correspondent of the Economist, writes about sciagawki: cheat sheets used by Polish students to survive exams, which are “largely a memory test.” Tom Adshead...

Russia: No-Hot-Water Season Begins

Owen of Lex Libertas writes about a very common occurence in Russia: as it gets warmer, it becomes more and more difficult to take a shower – because of the...

Estonia: Tallinn's Architecture

Simon of Tallinn Daily Photo highlights one aspect of the city's architecture: “the marrying of modern around the old.”

Grenada's Chinese Village

From the Caribbean Free Photo photoblog: This rather quaint archway marks the entrance to the construction site for Grenada's new National Stadium in Queen's Park, which is being built with...

Argentina: Free Wi-Fi for Buenos Aires

Chilean blogger Leo Prieto inspires applause in the comments for Buenos Aires Mayor Jorge Telerman's announcement [ES] that the city will provide its citizens with free wi-fi access. One commenter...

Blogging, The New Journalism Frontier

Este artículo también está disponible en español. The following article addresses five questions asked by university faculty member and digital journalism advocate, Zinnia Martínez, in her weblog, Periodismo Interactivo. The...

Costa Rica, Colombia: The Da Vinci Code and the Catholic Church

Uri Ridelman has the reaction of Costa Rican bishops to the release of the Davinci Code. Sergio Méndez says [ES] that an announced boycott in Colombia will ensure that everyone...

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