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10 October 2006

Stories from 10 October 2006

Kazakhstan: Reacting to Russia-Georgia Conflict

Stavros says that Kazakhs are questioning Russia's actions against Georgians living in Russia to get back at the Georgian government.

Georgia: Primer on Conflict With Russia

Dan O'Huiginn has a detailed primer on Georgia's current conflict with Russia

Mongolia: Speaker on Speech

Shards of Mongolia reports that the speaker of Mongolia's parliament is appealing to the prime minister to curtail free speech rights.

Cambodia at a glance

Spurred by the fact that weblog stimulates open discussion among people who have common interest, Cambodians take their concerned issues online to share with the world who are listening to...

Tanzania: Jay Z and Beyonce among the Maasai

Jay Z and Beyonce are Maasai warriors in Tanzania!

African Blogosphere: controversy and misunderstanding

The African blogosphere is not immune from controversy and misunderstanding. Follow this “CNN” interview with a Kenyan blogger to learn about the latest controversy.

Sudan: MySpace rocks for Darfur

Ethnicloft is a bit pessimistic about initiatives such “Rock for Darfur” organized by Myspace:”As they party hard, shamelessly, a multitude of people are being raped, maimed and killed, helplessly, in...

Peru: Documentary on Rural Education Competes for Prize

The following post was originally written in Spanish at Cinencuentro. “Camino a la Escuela” (“The Road to School”) competes in the Seed of Tolerance contest of Current TV The director...

Indian Bloggers on Technology, Ram Lila, Ayudha Puja, Food, Films and Photos

Technology and festivals, somehow those two are the dominant themes for this  week's round-up about India. Of course, the round-up is peppered with some great recipes and that all favorite Indian pastime:...

Iran: New Research about Iranian Blogs

In Iranian Truth, Celine Petrossian shares her research about Iranian blogs. Researcher says without a doubt, blogs have allowed Iranians to connect with their homeland and cultural traditions and freely...

Syria: Blogger Blocked in Syria

Bloggers in Syria are puzzled by the new move from the Syrian Government to block access to all .blogspot blogs, although access to the main is still available… The...

Russia: “Russophile-Russophobe” Divide

David McDuff of A Step At A Time responds to La Russophobe, explaining the trouble with the “‘Russophile-Russophobe’ debate”: “…the character of the present “Russophile-Russophobe” divide, complex, call it what...

Russia: Politkovskaya Interview

A Step At A Time translates part of Natasha Mozgovaya's interview with Anna Politkovskaya.

Russia: Tribute to Politkovskaya

Sean's Russia Blog posts a tribute to Anna Politkovskaya: “What separates her books from most journalistic accounts is not the acerbic words she uses to condemn those who don’t hesitate...

Russia: Billiards in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

White Sun of the Desert writes about a night of billiards at a Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk bar.

Russia: Police Target Ethnic Georgians

Sean's Russia Blog translates Russian police documents targeting ethnic Georgians.

Moldova: Grape Harvest and a Wedding

Adventures in Moldova writes about grave harvest and a Moldovan wedding.

Poland: “Sudden Carnival of Democracy”

The beatroot covers the recent rallies that took place in Warsaw: “We had the ‘blue’ march, the ‘white and rose’ march; we had the governing party hold a rally; we...

India: Witch hunting

Megha writes on witch hunting in India. “While witch hunting has become a thing of the past in the western world, certain states in India still revel in this appalling...

India: An obit for Kanshi Ram

The death of Kanshi Ram has Bhupinder commenting on the man, the politics he played and the times he lived in. “Yet, Kanshi Ram is significant for a number of...

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