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27 June 2006

Stories from 27 June 2006

Lusosphere blogs report the latest political twists in East Timor

Since the last report from the lusophone blogosphere, the crisis in East Timor has evolved with the country now divided between the President Xanana Gusmão and the Prime Minister Mari...

DRC: Kudos to Le Monde

Le Blog du Congolais points to a recent article by Le Monde on mining in the Katanga and says (Fr): “At last, Le Monde has decided to break from the...

Jamaica, USA: The making of a poet

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp recalls his early days in Miami and his rise from supermarket bag boy to community college student and — eventually — winner of a college poetry...

Afghanistan: Proud to be Afghan!

Sohrab Kabuli has published a photo from the Afghan cricket team in London and says he does not understand why their t-shirts say “Proud to be Afghan”. The blogger says...

Haiti, Ghana, Brazil: Football allegiances

Ghana's inspired performance at this year's World Cup raises issues of allegiance for Haitian-American blogger Nightshift and some of his friends.

Mongolia: Past Crimes

Luke Distelhorst reports on how the Mongolian government is and isn't redressing the crimes of the communist government.

Central Asia: Literary Guide

Registan.net has a survey of literature from and about Central Asia.

Guyana: Amusing umbrella

Guyana-Gyal's beat-up umbrella becomes a source of amusement for a minibus driver.

Armenia: House Blessing

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photographs from the blessing of a house built by Habitat for Humanity in Armenia.

Uzbekistan: Centralized Civil Society

neweurasia carries a report from an anonymous Tashkent resident on the Uzbek government's centralization of civil society.

Armenia: Fighting Corruption

Akhtamar of ArmYouth Blog has a strategy for fighting petty corruption.

Bermuda: Etiquette rules for guest workers

Bermudasucks.com presents a list of etiquette rules for guest workers. An example: “Ensure that all necessary tasks have been concluded before you give the customer your attention. These could include:...

Belarus: The Language Issue

In a perfect world, languages would be nothing but a way for people to communicate with each other – no language would be considered superior or inferior, children would be...

Reporters Without Borders: How They Protect Bloggers & How You Can Help

Last month, Global Voices launched its Help These Bloggers page, signaling the organization's entry into blogger advocacy. (Find out how to add our advocacy badge to your website here.) Although...

Belarus: Stencil Graffiti

A new LJ community has been created: by_stencil – “Belarusian stencil REVOLUTION” (BEL, RUS) It includes photos of both political and apolitical stencil graffiti in Belarus. One photo is from...

Ukraine: Trip to Chernobyl

MoldovAnn posts an account of her trip to the the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: “…wild land, more or less untouched by humans for the past 20 years. […] It was breathtaking,...

Ukraine: Party of the Regions vs the Coalition

Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis reports that the Party of the Regions is “preventing the new coalition from getting down to business.”

Ukraine: Coalition and Gas Agreement

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the newly-formed coalition and one of the most important issues facing it: re-negitiation of gas agreements with Russia and Turkmenistan.

News 21 team in Korea

News 21 team, formed by a group of students from University of California with the interest of reporting US military abroad, is now visiting South Korea. GI Korea Blog helps...

Chile, Argentina: Blogger Reunions

Two blogger meetups in the Southern Cone. Ariel Vercelli reminds readers (ES) that June 29th is “Weblog Day” (ES) in Buenos Aires with an event at the University of Palermo....

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