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17 October 2006

Stories from 17 October 2006

South Korea: diaspora

Jodi introduces two documentaries in Pusan festival about Korea diaspora in Russia, Cuba and the U.S.

Korea: Ban Ki-Moon and North Korea

Citizen reporter Hyejin Kim from Ohmynews puts together analysis related to North Korea's response to the appointment of Ban Ki-Moon as United Nation secretary general.

China: labour and organization

Zheng Jinyan blogs about her workshop, “understanding China”, in Thailand. One of the session is on labour conditions and organizations in China (zh), it touches upon the relation between Africa...

Central Asia: IMT Phony?

A Tajik official has claimed that the Islamic Movement of Turkestan is merely a fabrication of the Uzbekistani government. Sean Roberts analyzes the news and whether or not the IMT...

Tajikistan: Corruption Permeates

Alexander Sadikov reports that Tajikistan's Prosecutor General announced that corruption afflicts all levels of the Tajik government and he discusses corruption in the country.

Armenia: Anti-Corruption

At Oneworld Multimedia, Nessuna reports on a presentation of a report on Armenian anti-corruption policy and anti-corruption public service announcements in Yerevan.

Kenya: Oil as a gift?

Afromusing comments on the news that Kenya gave China six oil blocks as a gift: “What. The. Fuzz. Since when did start ‘gifting’ natural resources to other countries, something’s off,...

Africa: China in Africa

Some interesting “China in Africa” links from Africabeat.

Uganda: birth control with plastic beads

Jackfruity writes about the use of beads for birth control in Uganda, “Last week Ugandan First Lady Janet Museveni introduced a system of birth control called Moon Beads. Designed to...

D.R of Congo: challenges of building a hospital

The Congolese-born basketball star, Dikembe Mutombo, talking about his experience building a hospital in his home country: “The big question was: Why do you want to be the first one...

Bangladesh: Dr Yunus as caretaker PM

Should Dr Yunus take over political leadership in the country. Drishtipat opens the question and there is an interesting discussion in the comments space. “If we agree that it should...

Pakistan: Hands without Henna and Bangles

With Eid around the corner, shopkeepers in Pakistan stock up on items that are traditional gifts on the festival. Metroblogging Islamabad says “Against the expectations, this time the costumer response...

Bangladesh: Homophobic persecution

imperfect world 2006 on homophobic persecution in Bangladesh. “Hussein explains that he first encountered anti-gay attitudes in university. He claims that fundamentalist outfits like Jamaat, Chatra Shibir and the Freedom...

Nepal: Monarchy and the Republic

Democracy For Nepal on being a republic and Monarchy. “Retaining the monarchy any longer gives the monarch and the monarchists room to play. If the monarch could invest a few...

Malaysia: Audio of Speech at Young Malaysians Forum

Nik Nazmi links to the audio of a speech he gave at the Young Malaysians Forum. In an earlier post the blogger talks about the speech. “Insya Allah, I will...

Singapore: Inspired by the Nobel Prize Winner

Huang Shoou Chyuan in Singapore is inspired by the Nobel Peace Winner for 2006 - Muhammad Yunus. “Yunus and the Grameen Bank is an inspiration to me. I hope that...

Cambodia: Casino Closed

The blogger at Details are Sketchy blog reports that a casino operated by a foreign company has closed. The casino attracted mostly Thai clients as such activities are banned in...

Malaysia: Falling FDI

The blogger at rocky's bru is concerned about Malaysia's falling attractiveness for foreign direct investors.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Mostar

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess writes about Mostar.

Russia: Wi-Fi in Novgorod

Copydude walks around Novgorod, looking for Wi-Fi internet connection.

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