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29 September 2006

Stories from 29 September 2006

India: Child Marriage

Even as Child Marriage is illegal in India, parts of India continue the practice of child marriage. Especially on certain auspicious days when the practice intensifies. A flickr photo set...

Nepal: Women in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in Nepal just got a bit more gender neutral according to Legal News from Nepal. “The spouses of female judges of the Supreme Court can now go...

Pakistan: Lahore Fort

A history tour at Metroblogging Lahore. “Hathi Pol was built by Shah Jahan in 1632. It was meant to be exclusively used by elephants carrying the royalty. From this splendid...

India: Project Why

Online fundraising can be rather creative. Ammani invites readers to give her three random words, so she can weave a tale out of it and the reader can donate to...

Brazil: Dear Globo: Love, Lula

Colin Brayton translates a letter to Globo from Lula politely declining to participate in last night's debate.

Nigeria: Vice-President in self-denial

Aba Boy argues that the Nigerian Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, is in self denial: “His fight to clear his name has led a few to believe that his denial is taking...

Chile, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

More fascinating numbers from throughout Latin America in Boz's Friday poll numbers.

Iran:Ganji's letter to America

Nim Negah has published an excerpt of Akbar Ganji's, Iranian journalist and human rights activist, “Letter to America” in Washington Post. Ganji asked for a direct and transparent talk between...

South Africa: gay marriage debate

The man who wants to become the next president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, believes that gay marriages are ungodly and unAfrican, via Reluctant Nomad.

Chatter in Virtual India…

Blogging, Festivals, an updated version of Gods, travel, rare flowers, President Mush of Pakistan, films and water art are some of the things that we look in this round-up of...

South Africa: the Homeless World Cup

In an African Minute writes about the Homeless World Cup in South Africa: The Homeless World Cup ‘is an international street soccer tournament. Teams from 48 countries, comprising homeless, vulnerably...

Africa: whose voices were heard?

Africa Media uses number of links and comments to figure out whose voices were heard during the digital indaba controversy: “Importantly, it seems to me, is that bloggers such as...

Barbados: Land sale

Barbados Free Press employs a bit of allegory to highlight possible flaws in the logic behind the government's decision to sell the island's lands to foreign investors.

Cambodia: Vietnamese Soldiers

Chhay Vet blogging at Khmer440 remember the time immidiately after the fall of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The blogger has respect for the first batch of Vietnamese troops who helped...

Vietnam: Caring for Parents

Virtual Doug in a post titled Filial Piety talks about the differences in parent child relationship in Vietnam and the US. “The American and Asian cultures are very, very different...

Indonesia: New Political Parties

Indonesia Matters lists newly registerd political parties in Indonesia. The blogger also taks about how the explosion in the number of parties is causing parties to come up with similar...

Philippines: Typhoon Milenyo

Manuel Quezon in Philippines rounds up the typhoon Milenyo stories from the papers and the blogs. The typhoon, knows as Xangsane internationally struck the Philippines on wednesday and is now...

Philippines: Fiesta in San Agustin

Ivan Henaras visits the town of San Agustin and attends a fiesta there. The blogger is surprised to find a lost tradition still being practised in San Agustin/ “I was...

China: Killing chickens, not for bird flu

A corruption probe has led to the dismissal of Chen Liangyu, the highest-ranked Communist official in Shanghai and key member of former Chairman Jiang Zemin‘s Shanghai Gang, a rival faction...

China: the reply of the spoofed poet

The poet Zhao Lihua has been spoofed by netizen in the past few weeks. Joel Martinsen from DAWEI summarizes the debate and translates the reply of the poet: Let's all...

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