21 September 2006

Stories from 21 September 2006

Indonesia: Execution in Sulawesi

  21 September 2006

Indonesia Matters updates a post about the execution of three men found guilty of inciting violence during the rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus Da Silva were executed last night by a firing squad.

Kenya: is John Githongo a blogger?

  21 September 2006

Does Githongo have a blog?, asks Kenyan Entrepreneur. He also shares his views about the meeting between the American President, George Bush, and the Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, early this week.

Third Chilean City with free Wi Fi

  21 September 2006

Molina is located in the Maule Región, in Curicó province. The main square in Molina now has free Wi-Fi for the citizens. This is the third city in Chile with free Wi-Fi, The other two are Salamanca and Puerto Montt, as Plataforma Urbana (ES) explains in a post about the...

China: Cows, pigs and balls

  21 September 2006

Last week, two women at Bullog.cn—a blogger's portal unique in that it was set up by prominent bloggers themselves as opposed to a large media corporation—acted on dissatisfaction with what they saw as an old yellow guys club (the Chinese name is Bull Blog) and started their own blog, Cow...

India: Farmers killing themselves

  21 September 2006

Even as success stories roll off from India, many farmers in the country are committing suicide. Kamla Bhatt has more. “his is the India that is seldom spoken about, but in recent years has got lot of press coverage because of the abject poverty and debt that many farmers find...

Hungary: Rally Not Cancelled Amid Unrest

  21 September 2006

As the demonstrations in Budapest continue, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar isn't too hopeful about the opposition's populist leader: “On the other hand, maybe he'll use the occasion to tell, not only his supporters, but also the brain-dead thugs that democracy (i.e. the ballot box and parliament)...

Bulgaria, Libya: Save the Tripoli Six

  21 September 2006

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, draws attention to the plight of the “Tripoli Six” – five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Libya: “Can the blogosphere help free the Tripoli six? — innocent medics risking execution in Libya.”

Russia: New Home for the UN?

  21 September 2006

David McDuff of A Step At A Time suggests an alternative location for the UN: “It really is time that the United Nations were moved out of New York, and out of the United States. With the Soviet-like hate-speech of Ahmadinejad, and in the light – or rather darkness –...

Russia: Countering Media Stereotypes

  21 September 2006

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog, in an attempt to provide “accurate and fair reporting and analysis—without fear or favor” – of Russia, comes up with a list of “10 Western Media Stereotypes About Russia” and offers alternative views on each item.

India: Crafts and papier-mâché

  21 September 2006

Paavani writes on the incredible craft of papier-mâché.”So how did this amazing craft reach to India, that too paradise of earth (Kashmir). Sultan Zain-ul-Adidin was the person behind bringing it to the valley in 15th century. Kashmir is famous for papier-mâché intricate painted tiny boxes and huge vases.”

Pakistan: Albright still around

  21 September 2006

Whisk on the sort of representatives who are still sticking around, years after tactless remarks. “I believe she has since apologised for her tactless remark (7 years after making the remark) about the Iraqi children. It is essential that everyone read John Ryan’s excellent article on Ms. Albright entitled “An...

Pakistan: The Autorickshaw

  21 September 2006

The auto rickshaw is one of the evident symbols of South Asia. Light Within has a rather comprehensive post on the auto rickshaw in Pakistan.

Palestine: Destroyed villages on Google Earth

  21 September 2006

umkahlil says that palestineremembered.com is working on comprehensive project to bring the Nakba online by integrating maps of destroyed Palestinian villages and towns in 1948, into the Google Earth maps, so that Palestinians can see where their original town or village is in Palestine.

Lebanon: Who wants to rule Lebanon?

  21 September 2006

Hizbullah is holding an unlicensed rally on Friday, which is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of their supporters celebrating their “divine victory” over Israel. The Lebanese Interior Ministry, which normally issues permits for such mass gatherings, has not even been approached or asked for permission. Security for this rally...

Bangladesh: Texting

  21 September 2006

imperfect world 2006 on the sorts of things that texting or SMS is being used for in Dhaka. “Well how about this use of texting technology: for calling the fire brigade in an emergency! Presumably they phone you back and get the details? Or perhaps they use gsm positioning and...

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