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28 June 2006

Stories from 28 June 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Este artículo también está disponible en español en el sitio Blogs de Bolivia Another election in Bolivia is only four days away. A dearth of information characterizes this election of...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out...

Armenia: Dutch Dancer

Myrthe writes on Tineke van Geel, a Dutch woman who has been teaching Armenian dance for almost 30 years.

Mongolia: Amnesty vs. Reform

Shards of Mongolia argues that, rather than just a simple amnesty of prisoners, Mongolia needs a transparent and trustworthy judicial system.

Armenia: Vigil Photos

Onnik Krikorian has photos and a brief report on a candlelight vigil in Yerevan in support of the current US Ambassador to Armenia, who is being removed after publicly calling...

Mongolia: Resumed Protests

Luke Distelhorst notes that protests against the Mongolian government have resumed, and he wonders whether or not, with the large numbers of tourists arriving in the country, the government will...

T&T, Venezuela, Bolivia: Emails between friends

Trinidad-based blogger Jeremy Taylor reproduces an e-mail exchange — real or fictional? — taking place between himself and a former US embassy operative friend. The topics at hand: Hugo Chávez,...

BarCamp / BlogCamp

India is going to have a BlogCamp in September. “This barcampish event will be India's biggest and most comprehensive blog event ever conducted. This event will aim to push the...

Sri Lanka : LTTE and Tamils

How far does the LTTE represents the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka? “The LTTE is not at all concerned about the rights, privileges, safety and security of the...

Pakistan: Traffic blues

Crow's Nest… on traffic blues. “The traffic police are non existent. Those that are can be found resting their lives away on a chair by the road side under the...

Nepal : Democracy Textbook

Nepali Netbook: A Dahlian Wave of Democracy? “The mechanics of Marxist-Maoist prose could not always be distilled into vernacular appealing enough to become part of the general political conversation Nepalese...

Bangladesh: Arabs, camels and Bangladeshi trafficked children at imperfect | world | 2006

Arabs, camels and Bangladeshi trafficked children at imperfect | world | 2006 “The Kuwait Times today reports that the United Arab Emirates has sent home more than 1,000 smuggled child...

Kurdistance:

No tricks or wittiness today folks, here is just the straight skinny on the Kurdish Blogosphere. Hiwa Hopes this week gives a great link to an article about the frustration...

Russia: Four Diplomats Killed in Iraq

Four Russian diplomats were taken hostage and killed in Iraq, one more died shortly after the attack. Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the lack of coverage of the...

Russia: Justice Minister Replaces Prosecutor General & Vice Versa

TaliaXianne of Something In The Way She Moves tells “a true ‘only in Russia’ story“: minister of justice replaces prosecutor general – and prosecutor general replaces minister of justice.

Russia: Photographs Critiqued

Wu Wei writes about Simon Roberts’ photos of Russia published in Granta and some of the realities they convey: “I know what he means, but I'm not sure he really...

Russia: Ethnic Profiling on the Metro

Sean Guillory writes about the problem of ethnic profiling on Moscow's subway.

Russia: Moscow the Most Expensive City in the World

Sean Guillory writes about the cost of living in Moscow: though it has recently been declared the most expensive city in the world, the locals “know how to cut corners...

Hungary: Gay Pride Parade

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the Gay Pride that took place in Budapest this past Saturday – and recommendations on how to remain anonymous while...

Hungary: Lake Balaton Fish Bandits

Pestiside.hu writes about illegal large-scale fishing on Lake Balaton: “Despite the audacity of the poachers, who left 25 kilometers of nets behind last year, the criminals are largely untouchable, with...

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