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 them. Is weblog community an open space for debate? In what way can this new tool enhance the way citizens...
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 Darfur. I wonder if that ever crossed their mind.”
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 Humberto Saco writes us to let us know that a 6 minute short version of his documentary, Camino a la...
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: movies. We round-up our review with some real great visual images of the "Big Apple," or New York. It somehow...
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 discuss political, cultural and social issues on a transnational level.
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 www.blogger.com is still available… The service is blocked through all Syrian ISPs including private one AYA, reports Amr.
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 you will, is similarly based on emotion and personal animosity, rather than on substantial intellectual content. Thus, the movement of...
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 to stomp on humanity; it is the deep humanism that pervades her prose. While violence may dehumanize her subjects, often...
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 had crusty anarchists with pet mongrels.”
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 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
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
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.