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4 October 2006

Stories from 4 October 2006

Martinique: Aimé Césaire and Franz Fanon

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...

Vietnam: Visiting a remote Island

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...

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

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,...

Malaysia: Space White Elephant

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: The 2007 Budget

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.

Laos: Fish Stuffed with Thai-Lao Herbs

Thai-Lao food blogger Manivan Larprom video blogs on how to prepare fish stuffed in Thai and Lao herb.

Brunei: Haze in South East Asia

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...

Jamaica: Rastafari influence

Geoffrey Philp starts a survey: How has Rastafari — and Bob Marley — influences our lives? powered by performancing firefox

Hong Kong: Minimum wage

A citizen report at 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...

Africa:positive news coverage for Africa

The European Union is funding a new media initiative to give Africa positive news coverage, reports Sociolingo.

Kyrgyzstan: Political Season Starts Up

Yulia says that with summer over, the political season in Kyrgyzstan is firing back up.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

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...

Kazakhstan: Diaspora in Turkey

Kazakhstan's diaspora in Turkey recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary there, and Özgecan of neweurasia reports on the celebration and the community's history.

Africa: Phil Collins, Keny Rogers, Madonna, and Rambo

Why is Phil Collins so loved in Senegal? Why can't you go a day in Rwanda without hearing Kenny Rogers? And why are there dozens of Madonna and Rambo stickers...

Armenia: Trouble for Diasporans

Onnik Krikorian discusses the difficulties and discrimination many Armenian Diasporans face when living in Armenia.

Kazakhstan: Car Culture

Car culture is blossoming in Kazakhstan, as videos from Almaty at KZBlog show.

Africa:positive news coverage for Africa

The European Union is funding a new media initiative to give Africa positive news coverage, reports Sociolingo.

South Africa: interview with South African security contractor

Someamongus interviews a South African security contractor in Iraq about the situation in Iraq and his thoughts on the new South African Anti-Mercernary Bill.

DRC: UDPS of Benelux Won't Support Bemba

On their blog, the UDPS of Benelux announces they will not support Jean-Pierre Bemba, incumbent Joseph Kabila's opponent in the October run-off election, even though they are staunchly anti-Kabila.

Russia: Ramzan Turns 30

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on Ramzan Kadyrov's 30th birthday.

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