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7 August 2006

Stories from 7 August 2006

South Korea: traditional media reflection

Asia media forum puts up an interview with Kwon Tae-Sun, managing editor of Hankyoreh. Kwon reflects on the challenge of marketization and internet on the traditional media.

Cambodia: Defining Modesty

After its absence for a decade, in this new millennium Cambodia sets to organize its first Miss Beauty competition. The nominated contestant will participate in next year’s Miss Universe contest....

Bermuda: Self-made man

The Limey wonders why a young, self-made man — a former prisoner turned lawyer — won't acknowledge what his success might mean to other young, black Bermudians.

Caribbean, Canada: Caribana photos

Maangchi posts photos from this year's Caribana street Carnival in Toronto.

Bahamas, Cuba: Reparations

Nicolette Bethel is normally a bit skeptical about calls for reparations for slavery, but if Miami Cubans can demand them — so can she.

Guyana: The other side of the story

The plot thickens as Guyana-Gyal learns more about a local drug addict.

Jamaica: Happy Birthday!

On the anniversary of Jamaica's independence, Gela writes her native land a Happy Birthday letter: “Can't believe you're now 44! Wow! For a tiny island, you've made some serious strides...

Bolivia: “Happy Birthday Bolivia!”

Jim Shultz notes the myriad ways in which Bolivia is celebrating its 181st year of independence. Miguel Buitrago has a thorough summary of stories on the inauguration of the 255...

Mexico: Obrador's Supporters Disappointed

Having just returned to Mexico City from South America, Ricardo Carreon observed last week that much of the “protest” in support of Lopez Obrador consisted of empty tents along Reforma...

Latin America: Week in Review

Erwin Cifuentes has a broad collection of valuable links from around Latin America reviewing the week of July 31 to August 6.

Colombia: Nude Images Draw Criticism

Andres Duque describes the storm of controversy resulting from a series of semi-nude photos with religious overtones published in the Colombian monthly SoHo: “The images, which depicted recreations of Biblical...

Venezuela: Outsider Presidential Candidates

Boli-Nica gives historical and geo-political context to the outsider presidential campaign of Benjamin Rausseo, wondering aloud if the Venezuelan comedian might actually have a chance against Chavez in this December's...

Argentina: Modified Photos in Mainstream Media

Writing from Buenos Aires Mariano Amartino spreads the news that bloggers found a modified photo which was published by Reuters. “What is really odd is how a photo with such...

Kyrgyzstan: Death Penalty

Yulia of neweurasia translates a Russian language post on the debate over the death penalty in Kyrgyzstan.

Tajikistan: Passenger Complaints

Vadim discusses passenger complaints against Tajikistan's national airlines.

Sri Lanka: Why Norway?

Why exactly is Norway involved in the conflict resolution process in Sri Lanka? Komiyage Loke with conspiracy theories, oil and other factors that move the planet.

Kazakhstan: EITI

Ben Paarmann writes about Kazakhstan's implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative statutes. He says that if the EITI statutes are successfully implemented, high-level corruption in Kazakhstan could be seriously reduced.

Pakistan: About Satghara

Shirazi writes about Satghara – a sleepy and dusty village that once was a power center in its own right. “The first impact that this monument leaves is an emotional...

Armenia: Internet Out

Onnik Krikorian reports on this weekend's internet outage in Armenia. Krikorian says that high prices, poor quality service, and outages are all the result of ArmenTel's monopoly on internet access.

Bangladesh: A National ID

Rezwan on why Bangladesh needs a National ID card as a solution to many problems – including the numerous databases.

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