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14 October 2006

Stories from 14 October 2006

China: Let your photos do the talking

While dealing with blocked pages and filter-trigger keywords can get pretty annoying on the wrong side of the internet, for bloggers in China who want some discussion on, say, the...

Mauritius: Local Filmmakers

Christina announces (Fr) La Seance des Jeunes Realisateurs, a show on Mauritian television channel MBC3 that showcases local filmmakers. She writes: “Shorts by Mauritian filmmakers are finally being broadcast nationally....

Bolivia: Visas in Hindsight

El Alto blogger Mario Ronald Duran Chuquimia laments the need of Bolivians to migrate to Spain [ES]. Even though internet technologies bring families closer together across the distance, it is...

Argentina: Indie Rocker in Commerical Music Festival

Avistando Quimeras [ES], a blog from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is excited about the appearance of indie lo-fi singer-songwriter, Devendra Banhart at the launching of the Personal Fest, a music festival...

Turkey is Typing…

Two things have been the subject of debate this week in the Turkish blogosphere…Orhan Pamuk being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the passing of a Armenian genocide law...

Venezuela: What Might a Rosales Government Look Like?

Francisco Toro imagines what a Manuel Rosales administration might look like, should he beat Hugo Chavez in the upcoming elections. Likely scenarios in “an institutional environment dominated entirely by chavista...

Ecuador: Campaign Blog for Movimiento Pachakutik

Christian Espinosa discovers the new blog [ES] of Movimiento Pachakutik candidate Luis Macas [ES]. Espinosa writes that the candidates in the upcoming Presidential elections in Ecuador are using blogs as...

Pakistan: Blog-o-leader

With the advent of citizen journalism and the unrelenting popularity of blogs as the main source of honest opinion and news, it won't be long before the world leaders jump...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

It's showtime in Bahrain where bloggers are preoccupied with a new craze – a campaign to wipe out sectarianism started by no other than the kingdom's most illustrious blogger Mahmood...

Rwanda: How To (Not) Get a Driver's License

Guillaume, an ex-pat in Rwanda, describes how he failed a very public driver's license exam (Fr): “It's a 3 hour drive to Nyatare … We had to wait until 3...

India: Dalits and Rights

Shivam Vij points to a Youtube video on the issues and troubles of the Dalit community in India.

India: Microfinance and the Nobel prize

Dina on Dr Yunus winning the Nobel prize, why it fell in the Peace category and what it means for women in India. “His model is being followed in India...

India: Right to Kill

Indian Muslims reflects on the death penalty and its wider perception in India. “Coming to one person at a time, The fact is that most Indians are confused on whether...

Sri Lanka: A new truce agreement

Moju on whether Sri Lanka needs a new truce agreement. “Sri Lanka needs a new ceasefire agreement to replace the lifeless 2002 Norwegian-sponsored pact and at least 15,000 foreign soldiers...

Pakistan: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th might be lucky for Muslims, Sajjad Zaidi explains. “Today was Friday the 13th, a day considered extremely unlucky by some in the West. Whatever the origins of...

Bangladesh: Grameen Bank

Or how I learned to stop worrying on Dr Yunus and the power of an idea. “Dr. Yunus discovered that microcredit can be both commercially viable and an engine for...

Bangladesh: Dr Yunus wins the Nobel

Dr Yunus winning the Nobel prize has Bangladeshi blogs celebrating and reflecting. Salam Dhaka reports on rumours that Dr Yunus might enter politics, and Rifat on what it means to...

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