Stories from 4 September 2006
Sean Roberts discusses former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray's role in debates over Western foreign policies towards Uzbekistan, arguing his point of view is an important addition.
Zarchka reports on Onnik Krikorian's photo exhibition for Habitat for Humanity of Armenia. Examples of his stellar photography for Habitat for Humanity can be found at his blog.
Alexa looks at wealth disparities in Mongolia.
GI Korea blogs about the protest organized by the conservatives against Roh government on September 2. They urged the government to postpone the transfer of wartime operational control and revision of the private school law. The blogger thinks ” it was a real shock to many that America would be...
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translates the whole text of Ching Cheong Verdict into English. The Chinese Verdict is published by Singtaonet.com as an exclusive document.
Laowiseass puts up a foreign journalist notes on his interview with Panyu government official regarding Taishi village: “They refused to let me use the restroom in privacy saying they were concerned I might fall into the toilet hole or slip and break something”.
Richard from Peking Duck points out that purging Mao from Chinese textooks is a Maoist thing.
fiLi's world reports that some tourists travelling in China with the latest Lonely Planet book were asked to hand in their very expensive book at the border-crossing because the colour of China and Taiwan are different, and therefore political.
Enanga’s pov reviews the book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, a survivor’s personal account of the genocide. Holding the sustained memory of the Jewish holocaust as a point of comparison, blogger Rosemary states that despite the many books written about Rwanda, there will never be enough.
Nightshift reports on his visit to Haiti, where he notices an abundance of cellular service antennas and where family members tell him to “tell my family members in the states that Haiti is not as nightmarish. . . as they think.”
A newspaper report about a group devoted to helping convicted criminals who are deported back to Jamaica inspires Francis Wade to try and get involved.
Serbian forum dwellers are confused and terrified by the statements made by the UN representative Martti Ahtisaari, who is authorized to tackle international negotiations to determine the final status of Kosovo and Metohia (K&M in further text). During the set of negotiations held in Vienna on August 8, Ahtisaari announced...
Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about the opposition to construction of a monument to Peter the Great in Estonia.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog begins to repost “a list of over 800 Bosnian Serbs who allegedly participated in the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995, and are still believed to be in positions of power.”
TOL's Belarus Blog reports on the recent discussions taking place in the Belarusian blogosphere.
Novala, Europa closes the virtual Balkan journey with a Sarajevo war story: “There are millions of them, and this is just another story of war.”
BalkanCities writes that Plovdiv, the second-largest Bulgarian city, “may (or may not) become a destination for young Turkish females desiring to escape the ban on headscarves in educational institutions” in Turkey.
J. Otto Pohl writes about the 1941 mobilization of the Russian-German men aged 16-60 in Ukraine into construction battalions.
Laurence Jarvik has found a story by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti on “how weblogs are helping to save lives in Russia”: “Internet against cancer.”
Steven Taylor describes his visit to the Amazon where he observed the cultivation of coca: “Some coca cultivation is legal in Peru and other Andean nations. Indeed, everywhere I stayedd in Peru had coca leaf tea–which tasted no different than a standard green tea and provided less punch than a...
Celebrating Blog Day 2006, Liz Henry has a wonderful collection of links from Bolivia and Peru.