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14 June 2006

Stories from 14 June 2006

Global Voices in Chinese!

Last September, Taiwanese blogger Portnoy started translating Global Voices posts into Chinese – not all of them, that would be impossible for one person, but picking and choosing things he...

Cambodia: World Cup Woes

Vutha in Cambodia discusses the seedier side effect of World Cup – gambling. “Bet on footbal was a driven force to make my youngest brother to drop out school and...

Taiwan: On Chen's recall

The recall motion on the Taiwan President Chen Shiu Bien is now a most hot topic. David from jujuflop had a lengthly discussion on whether it will succeed? whether it...

Singapore: Singapore-Australia Relations

Serendipity points to an article on Singapore's Prime Minister's visit to Australia and hopes that relations will improve after the low point last year when Singapore hanged an Australian who...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Bolivian bloggers are beginning to take full advantage of the different multimedia tools at their disposal. Jonathan Olguin recently opened a Youtube account and has begun to upload various news...

Haiti: Dress code

Troy, a US missionary based in rural Haiti, is refused service at a government office because he's wearing shorts. A friend tells him, “”Look, man, we have a new president...

Guyana: Remembering Walter Rodney

On the 26th anniversary of the June 13th, 1980 assasination of Guyanese historian Dr. Walter Rodney, Guyanese Resource Centre links to a Guyana Chronicle article outlining the incident and Rodney's...

Lust, Caution

Danny Bloom in Japundit provided some backgrounds on the Ang Lee's latest film “Lust, Caution”. The original story by the late Chinese novelist Eileen Chang (張愛玲) (1920-1995) is only about...

Bermuda: The wrong way to strike

The Limey calls the decision of teachers at a Bermuda primary school to stage a sick-out “wrong, unnecessary, self-indulgent and foolish.”

Hong Kong: debate over questionable poll

The Commerical Radio in Hong Kong launched a questionable poll on “the female artists they would most like to indecently assault” and resulted in a joint protest by woman organizations....

Barbados: New anthropological study

Titlayo gives a new anthropological study of rural Barbados two thumbs up, remarking that “what I liked the most about the book is that it portrayed a Barbados I could...

Barbados: Muslims offer to bury bodies

Barbados Free Press links to a news story which states that Muslims in Barbados have offered to bury the bodies of the eleven as yet unidentified men which were found...

Kazakhstan: Sarsenbaev Public Hearing

Aldiyar reports on a public hearing on the conclusions of the preliminary investigation into the murder of the Kazakh opposition politician Altynbek Sarsenbaev.

Bahamas, El Salvador: Lessons from El Salvador

On the occasion of a visit to the Bahamas by Francisco Flores, former president of El Salvador, Larry Smith offers an overview of the country's recent political history and recently...

Armenia, Georgia: Tourism Promotion

Onnik Krikorian discusses Georgian and Armenian plans to promote tourism to their countries to Western audiences.

Armenia: Stale Bread Strategy

Irina Petrosian writes about the use of the “strategy of stale bread” in Armenia that shopkeepers use to create loyal customers.

Uzbekistan: The Coke Wars

Ben Paarmann discusses the latest round in the wrangling over Coca-Cola in Uzbekistan. The country's bottling company was formerly owned by the former son-in-law of the country's president, and the...

Azerbaijan: Freedom House Rating

Denise of neweurasia notes that Azerbaijan's Freedom House ranking has again gone down, but she takes issue with their ranking of the state of civil society in the country.

China: the phone number in Mission Impossible 3

There is one scene in Mission Impossible 3 taken at Shanghai old city where a phone number “13347707266” painted on an old wall just over Tom Cruise's left shoulder. A...

Sri Lanka: Military and the LTTE

How far is the Sri Lankan military sold out to the LTTE. Moju on “Defence hierarchy in the country was in for one of its biggest shocks last week when...

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