1 June 2006

Stories from 1 June 2006

Egypt: From Alaa to Bloggers

Alaa, in his new letter from his cell says that he thought he will be happy to meet the rest of the detained activists, but ended up in disappointment and frustration from the conditions inside the prison (Arabic).

Caribbean: Good writing

  1 June 2006

Jamaican poet Geoffrey Philp writes on his blog about a family recipe for chicken soup, and gets an e-mail suggesting he contribute something to the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Which prompts him to think about the craft of writing: “Any con man can tell you a sad...

The Philippines: School Memories

  1 June 2006

The blogger at the citizen on mars is looking forward to his son entering elementary school. This also reminds him of a memorable incident from his school days.

Malaysia: Police Arrogance

  1 June 2006

Jeff Ooi in Malaysia has the latest on the IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission) issue. The IPCMC idea was proposed by the Royal Commission on the Police Force to keep a check on the conduct of the police force in Malaysia. An internal report by the police criticising...

Trinidad & Tobago: Denominational schools

  1 June 2006

Club Soda and Salt asks Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Education for some data to support her assertion that “with the establishment of the religious schools over 75 per cent in the primary sector, we have been able to see in the school system emphasis on morals and values and...

Benin: President's Blog Calls for Citizen Input

  1 June 2006

On his blog, President Boni Yayi announces (Fr) a process he hopes will make Benin competitive: “I have started, with my team, a series of discussions with the daily actors in our key economic sectors. I think that nothing should be done without social collaboration and input. Any announcement made...

Lithuania: A Traveler's Observations

After a recent visit, Andy H of Csikszereda Musings posts his notes on Lithuania: “All male nouns in Lithuanian have to end in “s”. Thus there is a bankas, a baras, and various other things that end with “s”. Georgeos Bushos, for example, gets a mention in the papers. Seriously.”

Belarus: Young Activists on Hunger Strike

More young Belarusian activists are hunger-striking now, TOL's Belarus Blog reports: “Twenty-two activists of the unregistered youth group Young Front are carrying out hunger strike to protest the harassment and persecution of their friends. It started with seven activists in Salihorsk, Minsk region, and was joined by the activists in...

Poland: Investigation of Attack on Chief Rabbi

The beatroot reports on the lack of progress in the investigation of the attack on the Poland's Chief Rabbi that took place a day before the Pope's visit to Auschwitz: “If they want to show the world that they are a modern, civilized government then they should just get on...

Poland: The Pope's Visit and Anti-Semitism

The beatroot writes on the Pope's first visit to Poland: “Pope Benedict has been getting good crowds for his first visit to Poland since taking over the pontificate but nowhere near as good as what John Paul II could muster. In Pilsudski Square in Warsaw yesterday about 250,000 turned out...

Poland: Poles on Fascist Black List

The beatroot comments on the Polish component of an international fascist organization's black list posted online: “Krakow’s students, feminists, gays and academics have been put on the internet “black list” of fascist organization ‘Blood and Honour’.”

Pornography Fear Sparks Cambodia 3G Ban

  1 June 2006

The fear of pornography spreading through video-capable mobile phone prompted the wives of government officials to petition the government to formally ban the new 3G technology. The planned 3G network shows the potential that the growing popularity of mobile phones has in Cambodia. However, in an attempt to improve social...

Peru: Elections Coverage

  1 June 2006

Living in Peru is collecting excerpts from foreign press stories on this weekend's election. Meanwhile, both Peru Election 2006 [ES] and Gran Combo Club [ES] comment on Vladimiro Montesino's latest assertion that Ollanta Humala is an intelligence pawn of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

Nigeria: Heritage Park Abuja

  1 June 2006

Ethnic Loft reports on a theme park on 15,000 arces of land just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja…Heritage City otherwise known as the African Kingdoms and Empires Theme Parks and Resorts is “designed to showcase Africa’s rich history, enhanced with modern technology to produce a total experience in learning, entertainment and...

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