Stories from 26 June 2006
Collectif Haiti de Provence explores the how and the why of turning the city of Jacmel, Haiti into a cruise destination. Says the blog (Fr): “Jacmel has what cruisegoers need: an architectural, cultural, historic and environmental heritage. Plus, the region breathes tranquility and joie de vivre. There are no security...
Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique writes: (Fr)“A book by Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, Internet, a Chance for Africa [L'Internet, Une Chance Pour l'Afrique in French] talks about the benefits of new information and communication technologies for Africa. However, the Internet promotes extraversion even if it is a way to make local...
Coauthored by Jose Murilo Junior and David Sasaki Global Voices has become a supporter of Creative Commons licensing not due to ideology, but because our website depends on it. The translations we post, bridging bloggers from different languages and cultures, are modifications of original works, requiring either the author's permission...
Luke Distelhorst reports on Mongolia's efforts to boost tourism for the 800 year anniversary of Chinggis Khan's founding of the Mongolian state, and he notes that the country is not attracting uniformly positive reviews.
Anxieties about the possibility of resumed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno Karabakh are spilling over into the dreams of Christian Garbis, who says that he thinks the resumption of hostilities is inevitable.
Breed discusses the foolishness of doing business in Turkmenistan as a foreign investor.
Onnik Krikorian has a brief roundup of the Armenian blogosphere.
Nessuna has a public service advertisement and a translation of the ad that was produced by an Armenian radio station for distribution throughout the CIS to combat xenophobia in Russia.
Paavani writes about tops. “So I also thought of writing on something specific like – spinning top- it was extremely popular at certain phase now it lost its charm and replaced by other similar kind of toys like BeybLades. “
Shirazi on the Dolls of the World network. “The idea behind the Dolls of the World took birth in Pakistan when Thatta Kedona – a self help project – started in small Punjab village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka in Pakistan and NGO Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama (AeFeA) was registered in 1999.”
Samudaya.org on the presence of red in Khatmandu on June 2nd. “In preparation of the arrival of their hundreds of thousands, the party summoned schools, churches, business houses and other ‘neutral’ parties to provide room and board.”
Democracy for Nepal on military, militia, army and the state of law and order in the country.
Mezba ponders on the Reader's Digest survey on cities and politness, picking out the aspects that become culturally irrelevant. He talks about being polite to shop-keepers “Well, the last time a few British came to India to do a little bit of trade. They came to Bengal too, under Robert...
Sepia Mutiny discusses an article by William Dalrymple that explores the uprising in 1857. “I don’t think Dalrymple is saying that everyone involved in the Rebellion of 1857 was motivated by this kind of religious feeling (indeed, as I understand it there were as many or more Hindu sepoy rebels)....
What do the terms ‘women’s rights’ or ‘women’s liberation’ really stand for in today's context? This age-old debate has again raised its head in the Bangla blogosphere.
Malaysian politician and blogger Lim Kit Siang has five reasons for feeling disappointed at the Malaysian prime minister's response to his question on the implementation of the independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission
Fernando Casale features the duo Lulacruza. “This Colombian-Argentinean duo is formed by Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette, who met in the city of Boston while they were studying at the Berklee College of Music.”
Mariano Amartino says that Argentine bloggers think that Mexico outplayed their country's World Cup team (ES) and that the Argentina win was “an injustice.”
Posthegemony looks at the German presence and legacy in Paraguay.
The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomy asks who is to blame for Papua's low economic growth. Papua is a mineral rich province in Eastern Indonesia.
In Wanna's diary the author links to another Cambodian blog that has pictures of Cambodian winners of a recent science olympiad receiving gifts from Cambodian students resident in Vietnam.