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22 September 2006

Stories from 22 September 2006

Blogs debate over Brazil's latest electoral scandal

In the last days before the October 1 vote, the Brazilian electoral process was shaken again by the latest event in a string of scandals tainting the ruling Workers Party...

Kurdistance

First up on this week's edition of Kurdistance, there has been a fantastic conversation about the Kurdish Question on the Washington Post's PostGlobal feature. The conversation has been very active...

Sudan: no solution for Darfur

EthnicLoft is pessimistic about the situation in Darfur, “There is profound displeasure over the crisis; claims by some that the West hasn’t done enough; some have labeled the crisis an...

Pana-Blogs Report

#1: From Panama FAQ: Panama's Tap Water – The Best in the World? This might surprise people coming from the US and Europe as I often see them logging bags...

Hungary: “Budapest '06 vs. '56”

Amid the continuing protests in Budapest, Pestiside.hu is trying to help foreign reporters covering the situation: “So as a public service to these naive hacks and their even more clueless...

Serbia: Belgrade Taxis

Belgrade Blog writes about the city's taxis: “Its a sad fact (or happy depending on your perspective) that educated taxi drivers are increasing in numbers.”

Serbia: The Military and Internet Domain Issues

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess writes about Serbian military and domain issues.

Russia: “Don't Try This At Home” Recipes

Copydude shares some literary and real-life “Don't Try This At Home” cocktail recipes from Russia.

Russia: A Road From Moscow

English Russia posts pictures of the Russian Federal Highway “Moscow-Yakutsk”: “Everytime it rains the road gets paralized, these shots are made a few days before the traffic jam for 600...

Russia: “Racism and Human Nature”

Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes about “racism and human nature” in Russia: “Xenophobia is even necessary, as is the immune system.”

Ukraine: New Head of Presidential Secretariat

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the new head of Victor Yushchenko's Presidential Secretariat, a 43-year-old Victor Baloha, a former mayor of Mukachevo, a man of “decidedly ‘mixed’ [political] background.”...

India: Youth and rebellion

Youth and rebellion. The Delhicate Constitution on why youth and children are the way they are. “I'm simply saying that being rebellious and anti-establishment in this case is not merely...

India: Issues and Fatwas

On what issues are the Muslim Clerics in India issuing fatwas? “However, A TV channel, with the help of sting operations, has shown that some of the Muslim clerics were...

Sri Lanka: Pro-LTTE in London

The Tamil Sri Lankan community in London is being pressurized to join demonstrations on UN Peace Day. “What is enlightening is the LTTE organisers are using events like these to...

Barbados: Road signs

Photoblogger Barbados in Focus posted this image of a sign at a crossroads in rural Barbados. “No matter where in the world you are you still have the make a...

Notes on Montenegro and Transnistria

In his yesterday's Balkans Blog Roundup, Ljubisa Bojic quoted this passage on Montenegro by a Serbian blogger: […] I know how things operate down there. Its also a privatised state...

Iran:Deep Dish Score Music for Anousheh Ansari

In Community Weblog of Persian Students in the UK we read that Grammy Award-winning production and Iranian-American DJ duo Deep Dish today announced the recording of ‘Be the Change’, an...

Africa: who is an African?

Is there such a thing as White Africans? Alexcia joins the debate.

Sri Lanka: Muslim Concerns

Moju on the current conflict in Sri Lanka and the concerns of the Muslim Community. “In August 2006 the Muslim community of Mutur found itself at the centre of the...

Bangladesh: Fishermen and their troubles

Drishtipat Group Blog on the issues that the fisherfolk face in Bangladesh. “Without navigation knowledge and equipment, very frequently they find themselves in foreign water and a large number of...

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