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12 October 2006

Stories from 12 October 2006

Reunion: 15 minutes of Fame on Global Voices

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...

DRC: AMP Conference in Belgium

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...

Reunion: Chikungunya Plagiarism

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...

Armenia: Genocide Bill in France

Raffi K and readers of Life in Armenia discusses France's bill that would make denying the Armenian genocide in Turkey a crime

Guyana: Invasion of the four-leaf clovers

Contrary to popular belief, in Guyana-Gyal's garden, four-leaf clovers aren't so rare. . . .

Cuba: Internet penetration

Luis M. Garcia reviews an article on internet penetration in Cuba published in the Cuban Communist Party's publication Juventud Rebelde.

Tajikistan: Uncensored

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

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

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...

Barbados: Souls from Idiotville

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?”

Barbados: Offshore patrol vessel

Barbados must get a new offshore patrol vessel, says Barbados Free Press, or else scrap any pretense of having sovereignty over its waters.

Serbia: Big Brother Mania

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...

Qatar: Might as well watch CNN?

Information has come out that Al Jazeera International, as the English station is to be called, is shaping up to be nothing more than another standard fare Western news channel,...

Palestine: Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip

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...

Jordan: Election delay

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,...

Israel: Immigration

Katherine explains how it is that her one-year trip to Israel turned, almost by accident, into immigration.

Iraq: Iraq Sold

LadyBird says that Iraq is sold. The northern region to Israel, Southern provinces to Iran, and the middle will be given to Jordan.

Iran: Inflation

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.

Brazil: The Fake Ovation Noise Machine

Colin Brayton gives some free advice to Lula's Workers Party: “fire that PR firm.”

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

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...

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