10 October 2006

Stories from 10 October 2006

Cambodia at a glance

  10 October 2006

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 them. Is weblog community an open space for debate? In what way can this new tool enhance the way citizens...

Sudan: MySpace rocks for Darfur

  10 October 2006

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 Darfur. I wonder if that ever crossed their mind.”

Peru: Documentary on Rural Education Competes for Prize

  10 October 2006

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 Humberto Saco writes us to let us know that a 6 minute short version of his documentary, Camino a la...

Iran: New Research about Iranian Blogs

  10 October 2006

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 discuss political, cultural and social issues on a transnational level.

Syria: Blogger Blocked in Syria

  10 October 2006

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 www.blogger.com is still available… The service is blocked through all Syrian ISPs including private one AYA, reports Amr.

Russia: “Russophile-Russophobe” Divide

  10 October 2006

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 you will, is similarly based on emotion and personal animosity, rather than on substantial intellectual content. Thus, the movement of...

Russia: Tribute to Politkovskaya

  10 October 2006

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 to stomp on humanity; it is the deep humanism that pervades her prose. While violence may dehumanize her subjects, often...

India: Witch hunting

  10 October 2006

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 practice. The folks in the rural areas of Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh (specifically the Telengana district), Tripura, Assam, Orissa and Bihar...

India: An obit for Kanshi Ram

  10 October 2006

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 reasons and one has to acknowledge the singular, if not stellar role that he played in the Indian political stage...

Sri Lanka: The Eelam Obsession

  10 October 2006

Moju links to an article on the plight of the Tamils and the Eelam obsession of the LTTE. There is an interesting discussion in the comments space.

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