5 October 2006

Stories from 5 October 2006

Russia: 13 Years Ago

  5 October 2006

Sean's Russia Blog marks the 13th anniversary of “Boris Yeltsin’s military suppression of the Supreme Soviet”: “Despite what anyone says about Putin, even poor Russians prefer Russia now than what it was when Yeltsin was lobbing shells at the White House. Plus Putin has made it acceptable to appreciate the...

Serbia: “Aphorisms”

  5 October 2006

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess translates some pretty hilarious political statements. Here's one: “This government unites the nation. Everybody is against it. – Zoran Stanojevic.”

Voices from Kazakhstan

  5 October 2006

After a break in voicing the Kazakh bloggers, caused by neweurasia team doing outreach in Central Asia, we present you the newest roundup of online conversations in Kazakhstan. Several major news attracted media attention to Kazakhstan recently: the President of the country Nazarbayev visited the White House, Sasha Baron Cohen...

India: Mohammed Afzal and the State

  5 October 2006

Gaurav Bhatnagar on the case of Mohammed Afzal – “But it is beyond my comprehension that we are witnessing widespread protests in Kashmir supporting Afzal. How can any case be made for defending a terrorist?”

India: Dengue and Chikungunya

  5 October 2006

The Mosquitoe menace in India continues, posing greater risk to public health says Sepia Mutiny. “In recent weeks, what is fast looking like an epidemic of dengue fever has been spreading in different parts of India. Delhi is over 600 reported cases, with 16 fatalities; Kerala has over 700 cases;...

India: Regional Party

  5 October 2006

Karnataka, which saw a statewide strike recently might benefit from a regional party. Argumentation Crisis has more. “What Karnataka needs is a strong regional party. A party that is based on strong regional sentiments. Since the dravida ethnicity isn't too popular here, perhaps language is the trump card.”

Pakistan: Hiking and Islamabad

  5 October 2006

Metroblogging Islamabad on why the city has much to offer to hikers. “. Although many of the residents take advantage of this opportunity and regularly hike up and down trail-3 or at the most go bush walking, yet most of the youth are reluctant to explore more of it. There...

Nepal: Extradition and India

  5 October 2006

Nepali Netbook on the dynamics of affairs between Nepal and India, on extradition and Maoist motives. “Deferring to Maoist wishes, Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula has called off his visit to India. All those non-Nepali-speaking Muslims we are told the country is rife with may now loosen up a bit.”

Bahrain: Just Bahraini!

While the elections fever is getting high in Bahrain, Mahmood is promoting anti-sectarianism online. He created some logos and calls everyone to display them. He said: “It doesn’t matter if you are a Bahraini, Indian, Sudanese, Saudi, Kuwaiti or Plutonian. Show your support for us Bahrainis who want to live...

Jordan: In Criticising Qatar!

As a Jordanian who claims to love his country and wish all success for its citizens in their hopes and aspirations, I felt angry by Qatar's refusal to vote for prince Zeid as a potential successor for Mr Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the UN. I thought this attitude...

Palestine: Internal fighting

I've often said that those who are protesting in Gaza, the ones we read about in the paper and see on tv, are not protesting bcause they are hungry-they are Fatah shabeeba hooligans and other members of security forces loyal to Dahalan and co., dispatched as part of “organized anachry”,...

Kenya: defending youth linguistic creativity

  5 October 2006

Defending the use of Sheng among the youth in Kenya, Greamhouze notes, “Through Sheng we accurately express our thoughts and ideas.The conception that the youth must speak in English or pure Swahili to get anywhere is colonial/political old guard inherent aptitude. Its true Kenyan youths do not read and if...

Congolese Blogger on Darfur

  5 October 2006

At Forum Realisance (Fr), Congolese blogger Musengeshi Katata takes France, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, Christianity, radical Islam and the black African elite to task for the conflict in Darfur: “Darfur is not only a new battlefield between Christianity and Islam; it is also offers a poignant indictment of the black...

Singapore: Group blog by MPs

  5 October 2006

Han at the legal janitor links to a new group blog run by Singapore members of parliament. The blog is called P65 blogs and it features reflection by 12 MPs who were born after the year 1965.

Hong Kong: Flash mob rape and disney bomb threat

  5 October 2006

A 42 years old man's Internet messages inviting others to join him in a “flash mob rape” has resulted in Hong Kong's first conviction for outraging public decency through expressions on the world wide Web on September 20 and sentenced to 160 hours of community service yesterday (October 4). Another...

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