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28 August 2006

Stories from 28 August 2006

Afghanistan: President & Compromises

  28 August 2006

Dialogue 3 says Hamid Karzai, Afghan President has done a lot of compromises with warlords and has lost his credibility among Afghans. According to the blogger poverty, corruption, and insecurity are dominating Afghan society and Afghan President is unable to solve them.

Mayanmar: Myanmar Tycoons

  28 August 2006

The blogger at Man Actually reads about someone from Myanmar winning one of the bids for a posh property in Singapore. “Then.. My mind went busy to list the latest myanmar tycoons. Who could that be? There are no Bill Gates of Myanmar. No steel magnet. And no big corporate...

Mexico: Oaxaca Updates

  28 August 2006

Adirondack Base Camp writes: “My wife and daughter just arrived in Oaxaca and I’m concerned for their safety. Therefore I have started this page as a source of information and news regarding the current situation there as it develops.” Also, Ana Maria Salazar on allegations that armed groups have taken...

Mexico: Recount Results and Analysis

  28 August 2006

Eduardo Arcos has the freshly released numbers by the Electoral Tribunal following a partial recount of the July 2 vote. Despite a greater quantity of annulled votes, Mark in Mexico writes that “the 7 magistrates who have the final say in the July 2 presidential election, will, according to this...

Ecuador, Peru: Discovery Kids on YouTube

  28 August 2006

Christian Espinosa describes a nephew who prefers watching Discovery Kids (Lazy Town) on YouTube (ES) rather than the television or the program's own website. Bruno Ortiz has more links on Discovery Kids’ online presence (ES).

Iran: Unofficial media

Koroush Ziaberi, a teenager blogger & journalist says that blogs can be considered as unofficial media for new generation [Fa]. The blogger considers this fact that traditional media such as TV is not available for the Iranian young people to express themselves, gives a much important place to blogs as...

India: God of Encroachment

  28 August 2006

Recursive Hypocrisy on the God of Encroachment in Chennai – Vinayaka. Where every few feet you stumble into a a tiny temple. Power and boundaries in a secular country defined by how many temples one can make.

Lebanon: Blogging Back to Normality

This week the Lebanese blogosphere witnessed a sluggish move away from posts about destruction and death caused by the war to posts that reflect patriotic passions, politics and personal accounts. Photos of how ads, weddings and cartoons were affected by the war can also be found. Life in the blogosphere seems to be trying hard to go back to the way it was.

India: Flights and racial profiling

  28 August 2006

While racial profiling of some passengers may have contributed to their being detained in Amsterdam has bothered quite a few people. Dhoomketu writes about insensitive travellers and Govindraj remembers another flight journey where some passengers created quite a commotion.

Sri Lanka: For a few Ministers more

  28 August 2006

The number of Ministers in Sri Lanka appear to have gone up. Aachcharya discusses how the public will have to finance these extra Ministers and if it makes sense to have a Ministry for Youth Affairs and one for Youth Empowerment.

Nepal: On the interim draft constitution

  28 August 2006

Bahas on the features of the Nepali interim draft constitution. I like what it says about women. “Once the interim constitution becomes effective, women will enjoy equal property rights and all types of discrimination against women will end. Women will have right to participate by one third in each structure...

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