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26 June 2006

Stories from 26 June 2006

Haiti: Why Jacmel Should Be a Cruise Destination

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:...

Africa: What Internet Brings

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...

The State of Creative Commons in Latin America

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...

Mongolia: 800 Years

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...

Armenia: Dreams About War

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...

Turkmenistan: A Lesson to Others

Breed discusses the foolishness of doing business in Turkmenistan as a foreign investor.

Armenia: Notes from the Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian has a brief roundup of the Armenian blogosphere.

Armenia: Mom Called Me Khachik

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.

India: All about Tops

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...

Pakistan: Dolls of the world network

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...

Nepal: All red in the Capital 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...

Nepal: Military and the Country

Democracy for Nepal on military, militia, army and the state of law and order in the country.

India, Bangladesh: Being Rude

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...

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Rethinking 1857

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...

Debate on women’s rights and freedom in the Bangla blogosphere

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.

Malaysia: Dissapointing Answers from the PM

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...

Colombia, Argentina: Music: Lulacruza

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...

Argentina: An Unjust Victory

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.”

Paraguay: German Presence

Posthegemony looks at the German presence and legacy in Paraguay.

Indonesia: Papua's Economy

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.

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