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10 August 2006

Stories from 10 August 2006

Hong Kong: dead of intellectual newspapers

Richael Li finally bought up to 50% of Hong Kong Economic Journal. Following ESWN's earlier post analysizing media conditions in Hong Kong, duke of Aberdeen shares with ESWN's optimism that...

Hong Kong: mainstream media's choice

Learnedfriend wrote a citizen report in inmediahk.net comparing the two demonstrations he had attended and helped organized in the past few days (zh). One was a series of anti-war protests...

Japan: rock on the torii

JP in Japundit shows some pictures of rocks on the torii: a custom in making wishes by tossing rocks.

Voices from Central Asia

Armenia: Screen Scene

Nareg of Life in Armenia wants to know what is up with the sudden appearance of large, flat-panel screens in various locations around Yerevan.

Tajikistan: Said Abdullo Nuri

Ataman Rakim writes briefly about Said Abdullo Nuri, the leader of Tajikistan's Islamic Rennaissance Party who recently passed away.

Armenia: Sex & Virginity

Nessuna carries a fictional story composed out of many elements of truth about virginity and attitudes towards sex. Onnik Krikorian and Ani have related posts.

Mexico: Recounts and Protests

As the partial recount of disputed votes gets underway, Ana Maria Salazar says that Sympathizers of the Coalition for the Good of All, blocked major banks across Mexico City. Ceci...

Jamaica: Corporal punishment & crime

Francis Wade wonders if the widespread acceptance and practise of corporal punishment in Jamaica might be linked to the country's high crime rate.

Bloggers Opinion of Sanfic Film Festival in Chile

Sanfic is an international film festival in Santiago held from the 8th to the 12th of august. Countries from all over the world participate in the exhibition, such as the...

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: Views on the bomb plot

Trinidadian bloggers Jeremy Taylor and Seldo offer their two cents’ on today's thwarted airport bomb plot in England.

Cuba: Portraits of a people

Daniel Mauermann has a wonderful Flickr photoset comprising images of Cubans from all walks of life, including one extensively pierced individual smoking a cigar.

Cuba, USA: Misinterpreting Bush

Henry Gomez accuses Joe Garcia, the former executive director of the Cuban American National Foundation, of deliberately misinterpreting statements made by President Bush during a television interview and playing playing...

Lebanon: Call for Action!

A new blog called, Civilian Resistance in Lebanon – www.lebanonsolidarity.org has started a campaign for Lebanon; ‘An Open Country for Civil Resistance.’ The campaign is calling upon the local and...

Egypt: The Games Regimes Play

Baheyya describes Gamal Hosnie Mubarak (son of Egyptian President) visit to Lebanon as adding insult to injury by pretending to care for the Lebanese people. She says: “But why should...

Israel: Face to Face

Well, face to face it is, and the question before all of us, particularly government and military leaders, is whether reserve forces, who only a few days before were sitting...

Lebanon: Shiyah

Hilal Chouman describing what he saw on TV: Yesterday, a man was seen on a TV channel. He survived from Shiyah massacre. All his family members died. He was seen...

Russia: Hermitage Thefts

Sean's Russia Blog reports on the theft of 221 exhibits from the Hermitage.

Russia: Competing for Airbus Crash Victims

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the competition between U.S. and U.K. law firms to represent those who suffered in the Airbus A-310 crash in Irkutsk in July.

Russia: Russian “Chochkas”

Michael Averko of Russia Blog writes about toy Soviet tanks, hammer-and sickle-and-red-star jerseys, two-headed-eagle sweatshirts: his favorite Russia-related “chochkas.”

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