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1 August 2006

Stories from 1 August 2006

China: feedburner blocked

Williamlong reports that feedburner website is finally blocked in China after technocrati (zh).

China: farmer p2p

Neema from One Billion Users reports a provincial government sponsored project, “Zhejiang Province Farmer's Mailbox”, which allow farmers to send free p2p SMS and e-mails.

China: media control

ESWN translates an article written by Li Datong, the former editor of the Freezing Point supplement in China Youth Daily, about the erosion of precondition of media control in China.

Cuba: Fidel's location

On the basis of “information received directly from Cuba,” Fort Worth, Texas-based Dr. Eloy González identifies the location where Fidel Castro is said to be hospitalised.

Cuba: New message from Fidel

Zenia reports from Cuba (ES) that “a message from Fidel was read at 645pm — Cuba time — during the information round table on Televisión Cubana, in which he made...

Cuba: Not so fast, Miami

“Those rejoicing in the streets of Miami could do well to rethink their jubilation,” says Curzon as he posts an excerpt from a profile of Raúl Castro, the brother of...

Cuba: Some anti-Castro links

“As the hemisphere’s worst-ever dictator slides into death’s embrace, the mainstream media sweetly qualifies the Monster of Havana, one of the century’s worst tyrants, as a ‘maverick’ and other crap,”...

Mongolia: Sukhbaatar Scorpions

Nick Tay has photos of The Scorpions’ free concert in Ulaanbaatar's Sukhbaatar Square.

Tajikistan: Women & HuT

James discusses the growing involvement of Tajik women in Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an Islamist organization in which they were earlier only peripherally involved.

Cuba: CNN on Fidel

Babalu Blog weighs in on the CNN coverage of the Fidel Castro situation in two posts, one calling CNN the “Chávez News Network”, and another in which “the ‘internet’ expert,...

Kazakhstan: Overrated

Ben Paarmann takes a closer look at the quickness with which many accept that Kazakhstan is the most stable and economically sound country in Central Asia.

Cuba: Castro links

The Latin Americanist posts a valuable set of links relating to the Castro situation, including one for a few anti-Castro jokes.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Emancipation Day

Today several islands in the Caribbean observe Emancipation Day. Gela's Words notes that for Jamaicans, it's a time “we get back in touch with our culture and Ole Time Jamaica”....

Egypt: Hezbollah Proved the Arabs Were Wrong

Omar Nuri thinks that Hezbollah proved the Arabs were wrong, and I mean the Arab leaders. Their bet was Hezbollah is sliding slowly to an end, its end. Now, they...

Iraq: War Is Terrorism With a Bigger Budget

Ladybird believes that the controlled media lies about the Israeli aggression in Lebanon are similar to its propaganda about the terror attacks of 9-11. In both cases the gross deception...

Jordan: Qatar's Hypocricy

Issam referring to Qatar's Foreign Minister accusing some Arab states of supporting the Israeli offensive on Lebanon to dismantle Hizbullah. He is little surprised with the Minister approach this time,...

Lebanon: On Supporting Hezbollah

Mustapha explains explains why some Lebanese bloggers now support Hezbollah. He says that old readers of his blog know how critical of Hezbollah he has always been. But to them,...

Israel: It’s a Jewish Thing

Israel is currently fighting for the security of its citizens and soldiers on its sovereign soil. This war will hopefully establish once and for all that we will not compromise...

Syria: The Pawns of War!

Unless we can make some real breakthroughs that can help us deliver a different message to this particular segment of the populace, demography in our part of the world will...

Poland: Britain's Fear of the “Polish Plumber”

The beatroot criticizes the coverage of Polish migrant workers in two British newspapers, the Daily Mail and the Guardian: “But, alas, PC seems to cover every ethnicity these days except...

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