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8 June 2006

Stories from 8 June 2006

Georgia: Borjomi

Jeremy, who is on his way to Armenia, sings the praises of Borjomi, Georgia, known to many in the Soviet Union as a summer retreat, the source of the country's famous mineral water, and a candidate for the 2014 Olympics.

Puerto Rico: La Voz del Centro

  8 June 2006

Tinta Digital introduces (ES) “La Voz del Centro”, a radio show on Puerto Rican and Caribbean history and culture whose episodes are also archived online.

Jamaica, UK: Celebrating Zadie's win

  8 June 2006

JT at the Caribbean Beat Weblog celebrates Zadie Smith's winning the Orange Prize for Fiction: “Zadie Smith is British but counts as Caribbean on account of her Jamaican mother and the multicultural world she lives in. . . . Don't worry about the critics who make much of this book...

Storms and rain in Chile

  8 June 2006

Pancho Cornejo show us the capital rain collecters in this photo. The first rain arrived and half of the capital, Santiago, is flooded. One of the main reasons is that the urban ground of the city has erased the natural channel’s that drained the water accumulated in the mountains towards...

Venezuela: Blog-Journalism Conference

  8 June 2006

Luis Carlos (ES), Jorge Letralia (ES), Zinnia Martinez (ES), and José Roberto Duque all partook in the event “Blogjournalism: Your Voice on the Web” at the Central University of Venezuela on Saturday.

Argentina: Blog Conference

  8 June 2006

Leandro Zanoni is finally going to university. Well, at least for a day to take part in the Blog Conference at the University of Palermo on June 29th where he will be joined with Luis Majul, Darío Gallo, Gastón Roitberg, Mariano Amartino, Alejandro Rotizchner, Julio Lagos, Julián Gallo, Laura Ubfal,...

Playboy Indonesia and Two Contradictory Opinion

  8 June 2006

There are two interesting contradictory responses regarding the second edition of Playboy Indonesia which was released from its new office in Bali. Budi Putra thinks that the second issue is “skinner”: The edition, which hit newsstands across the country on Wednesday, offers bolder content than the first. The first issue...

Nepal: Prachanda speaks

  8 June 2006

United We Blog! comments on Prachanda, the leader of the Nepal Communist party on television. “Prachanda said that first Maoists should be incorporated in the interim government and the country should talk about developments and bringing in help packages from abroad.”

Nepal: Interim Constitution

  8 June 2006

Legal News from Nepal on the need for an interim constitution – “Legal experts stressed the need for an interim constitution to legalise the recent achievements of the movement and the declaration of the House of Representatives (HoR).”

India: What's with the copywriters

  8 June 2006

Jabberwock comments on an advertisement. “…dapper-looking Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns to the camera and tells us, “I decided not to be ordinary. I chose to shine.” Cut to close-up of shoe-polishers looking up at Dhoni in adoration and subservience; looking, essentially, like buffoons who have “chosen” their lot, chosen to...

Singapore: Singapore as a model for South Korea

  8 June 2006

Jodi at Asiapages wonders if Singapore could serve as a model for South Korea's aspirations to be a international business hub. “What struck me most about Singapore though was how I have heard people talk about how Korea is striving so hard to model itself into something sort of like...

India: Culture, Myths and Justice

  8 June 2006

Ashok questions why the story of Silappathikaram is considered reflective of Tamil culture or zest for justice, when clearly it is about a woman who tolerates the waywardness of her husband.

Malaysia: Malaysia vs. Europe

  8 June 2006

A Malaysian politician, currently on a trip to Europe asks on his blog “Why is it Malaysians can match person-to-person the Europeans, but lose out when it comes to nation-to-nation?”

Indonesia: Playboy Indonesia Tame

  8 June 2006

Indcoup in Jakarta find the latest issue of Indonesian Playboy rather tame and figures out an alternative “adults” magazine that is doing well in Indonesia. Since its introduction, Playboy has seen protests by various groups trying to close it down.

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