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19 October 2006

Stories from 19 October 2006

Kenya: Kenyan blogger passes away

The Kenyan blogger, Kachumbari, who wrote from a village in Central Kenya has passed away: “I just found out from Ndesanjo that Kachumbari was killed in a car accident several...

Africa: opening door to African cinema

“For decades, African cinema has been poised for the kind of international breakthrough that Asian and Middle Eastern films have enjoyed. There are lots of stories to be told and...

Zimbabwe: woman-on-woman violence

Zimbabwean cartoonist joins the debate around the Domestic Violence Bill, “He raises an interesting issue, writing at some length about the ill-treatment of maids by their female employers, discussing this...

Gambia: human rights violation

Home of the Mandinmories writes about torture and coercion of the alleged coup plotters in the Gambia: Browsing through the Point today, a story on the court martial of Captain...

Tajikistan: HIV/AIDS

At neweurasia, Vadim discusses the HIV/AIDS problem in Tajikistan.

Kazakhstan: Dirty Atyrau

The Atyrau Informant gives a tip on what shoes to wear to make it through Atyrau's winter mud.

Kyrgyzstan & Azerbaijan: Pollution

Ben Paarman notes that Kyrgyzstan's Mailuu Suu has been listed as one of the ten most polluted sites on earth by a US environmental group. Elsewhere in Central Asia and...

Korea: North Korea nuke analysis round up

Kotaji puts together analysis on North Korea nuclear test and its effects.

Korea: Mount Geumgang Tourism project

Occidentalism summarizes the buzz over Mt Geumgang tourism project. Reports said that Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill demanded the supension of “inter-Korea project” as a part of the sanction...

China: Agricultural bank of China

Logan Wright points out that Agricultural bank of China is following the bailouts and the overseas listings of the other large state-owned banks (Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank...

China: Social harmony with one child policy?

Positive solution discusses whether social harmony is possible with one child policy.

Turkmenistan: Monument to Irony notes that Turkmenistan's president has unveiled a building shaped like a book that is a gift to the country's media and dedicated to free media. The author notes that...

China: Satiric SMS or libel

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translated an article from Nanfang daily on a prosecution resulted from a political poem in Chongqin.

Kyrgyzstan: Kochkor Rodeo Journal

Peace Corps Volunteer Trent Milan posts a journal detailing the planning for the upcoming rodeo in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

Chilean Bloggers Around the World

Ana María (ES) lives in Heidelberg. She explains that to pass the cold winter she discovered wool. With it she makes small handcraft dolls and posts them on her blog....

Mexico: English Language Weblogs Reviewed

Ellen Fields has been reviewing Latin America-focused weblogs in English for quite a while now. Here is a list of every blog she's reviewed so far.

Panama: A Rant

In his inimitable style, Rob Rivera let's loose with “Panamanians and My Rants.”

Mexico: Oaxaca Update

Both Ana Maria Salazar and Mark in Mexico relate, in their respective styles, the heightened political ambitions of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO). Colin Brayton describes...

Honduras: How to make tortillas

La Gringa gives a lesson in bi-national cuisine; a step-by-step explanation of how to make “Honduran-American tortillas.”

Chile: Participatory Journalism and the Ministry of Culture

Citizen media and the Chilean government continue to collaborate. This time Atina Chile announces its alliance with the Ministry of Culture [ES]. According to the post, a series of joint...

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