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12 October 2006

Stories from 12 October 2006

Reunion: 15 minutes of Fame on Global Voices

  12 October 2006

About Global Voices’ recent article on the Reunion blogosphere, Reunion Permanente writes (Fr):”The event of the year is obviously the 15 minutes of fame of Reunion's blogosphere on the American participative journalism site GlobalVoices: not to be missed.”

DRC: AMP Conference in Belgium

  12 October 2006

UDPS Liege warns (Fr) that an AMP conference entitled “Elections: Second Round in the Congo” that took place in Belgium today was really a “conference to buy the conscience of diaspora activists”. The blog asked that UDPS sympathizers protest it.

Reunion: Chikungunya Plagiarism

  12 October 2006

Scientist blogger LSZ Blog complains (Fr) about the widespread non-attributed reproduction of litteral portions of an article he recently posted on his blog about chikungunya fever. His unattributed work has appeared on other websites but also in an article by Reunion colleagues in a scientific print publication. He has written...

Tajikistan: Uncensored

  12 October 2006

Alexander Sadikov reports that the Tajik government has bowed to pressure and lifted its block on some websites that report information critical of the government.

Armenia: Divine Liturgy

  12 October 2006

Raffi Meneshian reviews Winds of Passion's Divine Liturgy at Life in the Armenian Diaspora, noting that the Armenian Church's Divine Liturgy is some of the finest spiritual music from Armenia.

Bermuda: Save the Gardens harnesses the WWW

  12 October 2006

Bermuda's “Save the Gardens” campaign, which aims to stop the government from building a hospital on the site currently occupied by the botanical gardens in Hamilton, have harnessed the power of the internet to help their cause. In addition to a blog, they've organised a Virtual March and a MySpace...

Barbados: Souls from Idiotville

  12 October 2006

Bim has an “I hate Barbados” moment attending a planning meeting for an upcoming heritage festival: “Ah Barbados…Why are you so hung up on sourcing your souls from Idiotville?”

Serbia: Big Brother Mania

  12 October 2006

Serbian bloggers explore the Big Brother mania by talking about the basic idea behind the puzzlingly super-successful world-wide TV project. Most of them are stunned by the extent of the show's popularity, acquired in such a short period since its kick-off in the country. One of the communal house residents...

Palestine: Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip

  12 October 2006

The number of murdered Palestinian civilians grows daily at an alarming rate so in the Neanderthal ‘wisdom’ of the Israeli government new weapons are being used experimentally, weapons that will permenantly cripple the individual rather than kill him. I suppose in their way of ‘thinking’, maiming will be a less...

Jordan: Election delay

  12 October 2006

The last week has seen a full blown attack against the idea of delaying parliamentary elections due next summer. No official has said that a delay is being considered. So, who set up this straw man for people to kick around? Khalaf wonders.

Iran: Inflation

  12 October 2006

Abbas Abdi, blogger and reformist politician says inflation is the most important threat to the Iranian present political structure [Fa]. He adds soon or late the inflation giant will wakeup.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  12 October 2006

Meat vendor in Osh market, Kyrgyzstan Just returning from a shopping tour on Osh Market, we welcome you to the latest roundup of notable online conversations that took place during the last two weeks, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. Armenia: France's new legislation to make the denial of the...

India: Rangdum, Padum

  12 October 2006

Breathtaking photographs and commentary by Sajith after a trip to Rangdum and Padum. “A hundred pictures not taken. Like those animals scuttling away from the bus. Like the mostly arind and sometimes icy and sometimes green landscapes. Mountains. Like Tenzin the lama I met when wandering around Padum. Like the...

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