4 October 2006

Stories from 4 October 2006

Martinique: Aimé Césaire and Franz Fanon

  4 October 2006

Le Blog de Moi (Fr) describes the debate over after which anticolonialism thinker to name Martinique's international airport: Aimé Césaire or Franz Fanon. Fanon, although born in Martinque, is not well-known there. The balance has tipped in favor of Césaire who, still living, publically refused to meet with French Interior...

Vietnam: Visiting a remote Island

  4 October 2006

The blogger at The Final Word in Saigon visits Con Dao, an island in the South China Sea. The blogger posts pictures and some observations from the island. “If I had to pick one adjective to use for Con Dao, it would be ‘rugged’, although that may be influenced by...

China: Media literacy, meetings, Macau, memories and mooncakes

  4 October 2006

Do Chinese police see bloggers as some sort of criminal element? Blogging undisturbed nearly requires a mastermind these days, and it's getting worse. Liu Di (刘荻), aka Stainless Steel Mouse, imprisoned in late 2002 for over a year for writings she'd posted on the internet, updated her blog late last...

Malaysia: Space White Elephant

  4 October 2006

The blogger at Sensintrovert analyses a news report on Malaysian Prime Minister talking about Malaysia's space efforts. The blogger feels that there is too much hype in the media. “I am amazed of the media-hype when some ministers clicked on a mouse or had video conferencing. I guess that is...

Trinidad & Tobago: The 2007 Budget

  4 October 2006

Saucydiva offers an assessment of the budget presented today by Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, with a special emphasis on its potential effects on the upcoming Carnival season.

Brunei: Haze in South East Asia

  4 October 2006

This is the haze season in South East Asia. The cause of haze is the open burning of land by the farmers to clear it for agriculture. SaS in Brunei talks of some ideas to help reduce haze.

Hong Kong: Minimum wage

  4 October 2006

A citizen report at inmediahk.net on a demonstration for minimun wage in Hong Kong. Demand from demonstrators are HK$30 (US$3.5) per hour. While the existing fast food resturant (KFC) rate is HK$15 per hour (zh). More background information can be found at interlocals.net, the lowest hourly wage found in the...

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  4 October 2006

The Bolivian blog community continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In addition to its own website, Blogs de Bolivia, where new blogs are added to the blogroll on an ongoing basis, there is a Yahoo! groups specifically for this community to communicate amongst themselves. Another blog project was created...

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