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3 October 2006

Stories from 3 October 2006

China: internet in rural area

ESWN translates an article concerning how internet help to faciliate knowledge flow and development in rural area.

Japan: outlook service

Want to look tidy and sharp? There is a new service in Japan that can help – JP in Japundit has the report.

Japan: Napster

JP in Japundit reports that Napster has formed a joint venture with Tower Records Japan to launch an online song distribution site in Japan. Members will be allowed to listen...

China: women empowered by divorce

A citizen report at Ohmynews about the history of marriage law in China and the recent trend in divorce.

China: women empowered by divorce

A citizen report at Ohmynews about the history of marriage law in China and the recent trend in divorce.

South Korea: language and regional expert

There is a discussion among some English bloggers in Korean concerning whether one needs to know the language to be a regional expert. Robert Koehler picks up the discussion in...

South Korea: international film fest

Jodi in Asia Pages introduces some films at this years’ Busan international film festival.

Kazakhstan: Ever Wandered?

Sean Roberts discusses Kazakhstan's television advertisements that recently ran in the United States promoting the country as a tourist destination.

Tajikistan: Workers or Slaves

Vadim reports on the use of child labor in cotton harvesting in Tajikistan.

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Airliner

Onnik Krikorian reports that an Azerbaijani airplane has landed at Armenia's main airport for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and that it might be a...

Kazakhstan: Transport Problems

At neweurasia, Leila reports on Kazakhstan's, particularly Almaty's, transportation problems.

Kazakhstan: Journalistic Ethics

Danna has been researching journalistic ethics in Almaty, Kazakhstan and reports on the problem of objectivity.

Cuba, USA: Swiss cheese embargo

“The embargo has more holes than a chunk of processed Swiss cheese,” concludes Luis M. Garcia, as he analyses some of the facts and figures behind the commercial embargo imposed...

Guyana: Plantains

Guyana-Gyal writes an ode to plantains: “Roast it green, mash it up, season it up with salt and black peppa and chopped onions. Blend it ripe with nuts and milk....

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Marathon walkers

Abeni reports that the “marathon walkers” from St. Vincent who were rejected by the Guiness Book of Records after walking for six days without sleep, have succeeded in topping their...

Ethiopia: Yvonne Chaka Chaka sings under a fig tree

The “Princess of Africa” sings a song by “Mama Africa” under a fig tree. According to Meskel Square, it could only happen in Ethiopia.

Belize, Guatemala: Mayan temple videos

The Belize Jungle Dome Adventure Travel and Vacations Blog has posted two videos showcasing Mayan temples in Belize and Guatemala.

D.R. of Congo: run for Congolese women

Run for Congolese women, via Congo Voices.

East Africa: Is Kikwete the face of the region?

“Is Kikwete (the President of Tanzania) the face of East Africa?,” asks African Affairs. He writes, “Having taken to reading The East African of late,I couldn't help noticing something that...

Belize: Maaga season

Lee Vanderwalker muses on life in Caye Caulker, Belize in “maaga” season, where “tour guides are fighting over customers, getting the police involved.”

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