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2 November 2006

Stories from 2 November 2006

Ukraine: News Digest

Recent updates on Ukrainian business, politics, utility services, opinion polls and more, at Foreign Notes.

Ukraine: Banya

Carpetblogger writes about banya and private parts.

Serbia: Referendum Fraud and Other Issues

All ballot stations across Serbia closed in the evening of Sunday, October 29, as people voted for or against the constitution draft proposed by all political parties represented in the...

Qatar: Aljazeea Unveil “The Wall of Freedom” Memorial

Yesterday, Aljazeera unveiled a monument to honour journalists who were killed in the line of duty. A blogger on Qatar Living has the story and first pictures.

India: Violence and Violations

Atrocity News highlights violations and violence that is sidelined by the mainstream media. “Our basic objective is to bring to notice the inhuman actions done by many, noticed by few...

Jordan: Children museum

Now, we are seeing the new, modernist leaning, Jordanian architecture arriving in even bigger way. The Children Museum will be a landmark of that trend. While it still has some...

Kuwait: Deserve Better

Mark describe what they have in Kuwait compared to what he saw in Bahrain during his last visit and said: “Boring designs, no luxury hotels, small toy stores, and generic...

Nepal: Telephone in the village

Wagle Street Journal has notes from a village with a phone while on a trek. “Phu Phone Man: Nyima Chhesang, 35, is the phone man of Phu, says that the...

Bangladesh: The privileged and the poor

Drishtipat on how the gap between the privileged and the poor in Bangladesh is still wide. “Simply put, it’s because our policy makers, our industrialists, the rich and the beautiful...

South Asia: Identity and geography

Sepia Mutiny on identity and the word term South Asian. “If “South Asian” exists mainly in the imagination of the diaspora, does that make it less meaningful?”

The real Caribbean?

“Is the Caribbean Global Voices portrays the true Caribbean?” asks Trinidad blogger Taran Rampersad, in a thoughtful post pondering the ability of certain kinds of initiatives to represent communities adequately.

Arabisc: Sexual Harrassment Saga Continues in Egypt

Citizen journalism (blogging) took a new turn in Egypt this week, with online journals going where traditional media dared not go. It was only after bloggers brought a two-day orgy...

Cambodia: Life of a Karaoke Girl

Vutha describes the life of a girl working at a Karaoke bar in Cambodia. Koraoke bars are a common sight across South East Asia and East Asia and they usually...

Philippines: All Saints Day Visit

Elizabeth in Philippines describes her visit to the family graves on the all saints day. “Like most of the people there, we also offered flowers and lighted candles. The lawn...

Ethiopia: turning mortar shells into coffee machines

Turning mortar shells into coffee machines in Ethiopia: Azmeraw Zeleke is turning burnt-out shells into cylinders used in coffee machines…He uses old mortar shells, which stand about one metre high,...

Nigeria: Nigerian Google version

Google has launched a Nigerian version of its search engine, Gbeborun of Lagos reports: A search on the Google Nigeria version of the phrase ‘election 2007′ with the ‘pages from...

Ivory Coast: peace initiative

The Head Heeb writes about the latest international attempt to end civil conflict in Cote d'Ivoire , “In an attempt to keep the Ivoirian “peace process” on life support for...

Africa: celebrating miserable African leaders

Read Celebrating Miserable African Leaders and K'naan, Somalia Needs You, at The sub-Saharan African Roundtable.

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