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25 October 2006

Stories from 25 October 2006

China: real name registration

DANWEI has translated Wang Xiao Feng's post on “The paradox of registering bloggers’ real names”(zh).

China: error in arrest

The China Media project reports that Chongqing police admit error in arresting author of satirical poem.

China: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

Shang dan at Shanghaiist advises the readers not to travel to Beijing early Novemeber as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be taking place, and the traffic will be...

Trinidad, UK: Between two worlds

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor returns to the “quiet corner of the mudder country” (England) where he grew up: “There ought to be a name for this state of mind. (Perhaps...

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, Basdeo Panday

The Manicou says an offhand good-bye to Basdeo Panday, former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad & Tobago, who vacated his seat in parliament after being convicted...

Jamaica: Chutzpah and politics

Jamaica-based Linguist Ria Bacon uses the example of the Jamaican Minister of Information's statements about a recent political scandal to demonstrate the meaning of the Yiddish word “chutzpah”.

Jamaica, Dominica: Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”

After seeing a play based on Dominican writer Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”, Jamaican novelist Marlon James wonders: “Must every great artist have a self hating streak? Didn't Jean...

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime comes home

Trinidadian blogger Jonathan Ali receives a stark reminder that the country's deep-seated crime problem affects everybody.

Russia: Thoughts on LiveJournal/ZheZhe

The Second Blog War continues in Russia. Brad Fitzpatrick, the LiveJournal's creator, has now joined the discussion over at sup_ru LJ community: in English, he offers some explanations and apologies...

Armenia: Healthcare

Onnik Krikorian recounts some horror stories from the Armenian medical system, saying that seeking medical care in Armenia might be more dangerous than Russian roulette.

Kyrgyzstan: Joining the Russian Federation

Yulia of neweurasia notes that a Kyrgyz politician recently said that Kyrgyzstan should become part of the Russian Federation and she explains why this might make sense.

Kazakhstan: No Thanks!

Ben Paarmann notes that Kazakhstan's president has declined nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Armenia: Foreigner Friendly

Blogrel applauds Yerevan for making itself more friendly to foreigners and tourists by putting up bilingual signs and maps.

Armenia: Yerevan Traffic

At ArmYouth Blog, Pradafreak complains about traffic and transportation in Yerevan.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

What to do with the precious reserves of natural gas has been on the minds of Bolivians ever since their discovery. Recently, the governments of Bolivia and Argentina arrived at...

Serbia: Belgrade 2.0

Belgrade Inside Out merges with Belgrade Blog – and we now have Belgrade 2.0, equipped with a number of new features.

Albania, Italy, Turkey: “My First Hijacking”

Our Man In Tirana links to the story of a man who was a passenger on the hijacked Tirana-Istanbul flight – over at The Chronicles of Chris: Travel Recollections, written...

Global Voices Delhi Summit: Join us in December!

Please join us for the Global Voices 2006 Summit, December 16th in New Delhi, India! The Global Voices Summit, on December 16th, will be our annual opportunity to take stock,...

Slovakia: Anti-Soviet Joke

Lemuel of Deleted By Tomorrow shares an old anti-Soviet joke.

Slovenia: Dairy Products of Former Yugoslavia

Visit The Glory of Carniola to see what dairy products of the former Yugoslavia looked like and to read the memories of some readers.

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