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31 October 2006

Stories from 31 October 2006

Armenia: PDAs

Nareg, who descirbes himself as a “nice, quiet (i.e., conservative) Armenian boy” reports on an outbreak of making out in public in Yerevan.

Armenia: Hunger

Onnik Krikorian reports that 29 percent of Armenians are hungry.

Kyrgyzstan: Akaev & US Politics

Sean Roberts explains how Kyrgyzstan's former president could become a political issue in the United States.

Tajikistan: HIV Education in the Market

Jonny Mason of Tajikistan Travels writes about training of teenage Tajik boys who work in markets to be peer trainers to teach other youths working in the market about HIV.

New Caledonia: At the Beach

Two Caledonia-based bloggers have been to the ocean this week and brought back breathtaking pictures too. Sebastien Merion has just (Fr)come back from a week-long sailing excursion that involved sun,...

Sri Lanka: Hosting Propaganda

FILEnetworks Blog takes a look at propaganda and the LTTE. “So we wanted to know who hosted Tamilnet. We found the answer and it didnt surprise us at all. Finding...

Pakistan: Dengue

Dengue in Pakistan is becoming a problem. Sajjad on the increasing number of people taken ill. “The outbreak of “Dengue Fever” in parts of Pakistan is now becoming a countrywide...

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

Guadeloupe: New Travel and Tourism Site

InternetRapide.com announces (Fr) the launch of www.guadeloupe.fr a new travel information portal dedicated to promoting Guadeloupe as a vacation destination.

Slovakia: “Stupid” Things by Politicians

Deleted by Tomorrow covers some of the “stupid” things said recently by Slovak politicians.

Slovenia: Ghost Cows

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian ghost cows and a World Cup broadcast lawsuit.

India: Capital Punishment, Afzal and Santosh

National Highway reflects on capital punishment. “For the simple reason that the desire to see his life extinct reflects society’s desire to disown his act of crime as being ‘inhuman’....

Ukraine: Andrei Kurkov

Ukraine Study Tour blog writes about Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov and Ukrainian literature.

India: Assamese Writer – Manikuntala Bhattacharya

my xofura on an emerging Assamese writer and why her work is worth reading. “Be it Pages Stained With Blood,The Moth Eaten Howdah Of A Tusker of Goswami,almost all her...

India: Future of the blogosphere

Brands N Ads on the future of blogging. “All this made blogging more sensational and led to the exponential growth of blogosphere. But with a little more than a million...

Ukraine: Change of Seasons

Carpetblogger writes about the change of seasons in Kyiv.

Honduras, Uganda: Kiva Microfinancing

Global Voices readers are surely dedicated to staying informed about the rest of the world. But the Internet can also enable us to make positive change. “La Gringa” describes how...

China: Writings on the walls

Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan...

Chile: Desert Documentary Heads to Rome

“Chileno” excitedly announces that the documentary film Deserted Memory was accepted to the United Nations International Film Festival in Rome. “Deserted Memory is a documentary on Chacabuco, an abandoned nitrate...

Bolivia: National Book Reviews

Blogs de Bolivia describes [ES] how all this week the blog of Editorial Nuevo Milenio [ES] will focus on prize-winning books by Bolivian novelists.

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