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26 October 2006

Stories from 26 October 2006

Vietnam: Hanoi Pavements

Vietnamese God takes us on a trip through the pavements in Hanoi and posts pictures of the attractions.

Singapore: Leave the Blogger Alone

Kway Teow Man has a balanced look at what Singaporeans call the Wee Shu Min fiasco. Wee Shu Min, a teenager wrote a sharp response to another Singaporean blogger's post...

Dominica: Independence

On the occasion of Dominica's independence, Kenny Green affirms the strength of the island's culture while sounding a warning: “Dominica has some major questions to ask itself about independence. Most...

Indonesia: Rise of Democracy

Adam's Gecko in Bangkok looks at the rise of democracy and de-centralisation of power in Indonesia. The blogger has interesting perspectives from a trip to Indonesia in 1992, just after...

Trinidad & Tobago: Rock band offers free downloads

Christopher Yee Mon reports that Trinidadian rock band Tripped and Fallen is offering their latest album as a free download.

South Korea: expatriate experience on screen

Robert Koehler at Marmot Hole introduces a film, “Expats”, in Pusan film festival. The director Wonsuk Chin's goal is to introduce Korea to Amercian audience: Korean Wave films are doing...

Japan: American celebrity in Japan

Marie Mockett poses a question in Japundit: Is it true that every American celebrity can find instant success (in Japan)?

Chilean Cycling Bloggers

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is one of the most polluted cities in the World (of which we are not proud). In this scenario a group of bike lovers, have developed...

Jamaica: Firefox party

There'll be “Firefox parties” taking place throughout the world this weekend, reports Leon Robinson, including Jamaica.

Jamaica: When Prime Ministers doodle. . . .

Ria Bacon offers an update to an earlier post in which she discussed the matter of a close-up photograph of the Prime Minister's notepad taken during a debate on a...

Guyane: Anti-Violence Demonstration

Blada.com posts (Fr) a reminder of a day of protest taking place in Kourou tomorrow October 27th to force the town's authorities to address crime.

Africa: $5 Million for the Best Head of State

Sanaga Peregrinations writes (Fr): “A $5 million prize for the best African head of state. The prize was created by Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim … The winning head of state...

Madagascar: Among the Top Third for Freedom of the Press

Blogin'i Harinjaka writes (Fr): ” Madagascar is 66th in the global ranking of freedom of the press established by international non-governmental organization Reporters without Borders. … 66th is not among...

Afghanistan-Tajikistan: Crossing Over

Sanjar Qiam writes about crossing over from Afghanistan to Tajikistan.

Tajikistan: Journalists’ Paradise

Vadim notes that Tajikistan is ranked the most favorable environment for journalists in Central Asia by Reporters Without Borders, though he says he does not agree with that determination.

Kazakhstan: Angry in Atyrau

The Atyrau Informant explains the sources of anger in the recent outburst of violence between Kazakh and Turkish workers in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Astana's Two Sides

KZBlog notes that a couple articles on the the Palace of World Peace, a pyramid designed by UK architect Lord Foster, in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Featured in these...

Mexico: Monterrey Yesterday and Today

After discovering several old black and white photographs of Monterrey, Mexico, Hipocratico of RegioBlogs took to the streets with his camera and photographed those same locations. Here are the side-by-side...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Alpine Pastures – Jailoo (c) Christopher Herwig, www.herwigphotos.com It's time to strike our tents (or Kyrgyz yurts in the Jailoo in this case), the summer is over (although in Kazakhstan's...

Russia: Tap Water

Copydude writes about tap water in Russia: “As everyone knows, if you invite a plumber to your Soviet apartment, he will invariably ask you to close either the brown or...

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