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6 November 2006

Stories from 6 November 2006

China: Can China's internet media compete globally?

Fons Tuinstra outlined the discussion on whether China's internet media can compete globally in China Herald.

China and Africa: Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC)

Positive solution blogs about the local media report on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC): It’s the mutually beneficial development, stupid!

Taiwan: corruption case

Sun bin studied President Chen Shui-Bien's self-defence of the corruption charge.

Taiwan: Former Justice Minister

The former Minister of Justice, Chen Ding-nan passed away in the midst of the President corruption scandal. Levitator has more background on the Chen.

China: real name registration

ESWN translated an article from Southern Weekend on the blogger real name registration system proposed by Ministry of Information Industry.

South Korea: who are US allies?

Robert Koehler comments on a commentary by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist which was viewed by Korean media a “naked expression of anti-Korean sentiment”. In the article, the columnist called Japan and...

Puerto Rico: Mosquito experiments

“For things like this the colony has always been useful,” says (ES) Tinta Digital, discussing a series of experiments conducted on mosquitos in poor communities in Puerto Rico by the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cricket, breathalysers and crime

The Manicou offers his two cents on the West Indies cricket team's defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy, Trinidad and Tobago's proposed breathalyser law and observes that “murder in Trinidad...

Brazil: Lula's Victory

The presidential election results in Brazil showed, despite dire opposition predictions that victory for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would produce an untenable political situation, that Lula indeed has the...

Moldova: Borat in Moldova and Romania

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about Borat: “ Borat's “Kazakh village” was in fact filmed in Romania, so it was fun to watch the first four minutes of...

24-hour demonstration against Internet censorship

Our friends at Reporters without Borders (often called “RSF” – Reporters sans Frontières) are organizing an online demonstration against Internet censorship, beginning tomorrow at 11am (Paris time) and continuing until...

Russia: National Unity Day

Sean's Russia Blog writes about “unity and disunity on National Unity Day” in Russia.

Tajikistan: The Election

neweurasia Tajikistan reports on voting for Tajikistan's president within the country and outside the country.

Serbia: “Countries Rush to Include Kosovo in Their Constitutions”

South East Europe Online posts a hilarious, Onion-style piece on Kosovo: “After Serbia included Kosovo in its constitution, other countries from the region have declared their intentions to do the...

Kazakhstan: Free Haircuts

KZBlog reports on a bizarre scheme in Astana, Kazakhstan in which local officials have required hair salons to provide free services to pensioners and veterans of World War II.

Serbia: Albanian Evangelicals and Kosovo Independence

South East Europe Online reports on the reaction from the Kosovo Albanian evangelicals and American misisonaries working in Kosovo to the claims of Serbian Orthodox Church that some key U.S....

Kazakhstan: Borat Opens

Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, the story/mockumentary telling a “Kazakh” journalist's quest across America to marry Pamela Anderson, opened over the weekend in North America much of Europe and neweurasia looks...

Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan: Steinmeier

neweurasia reports on the visits of Germany's foreign minister to Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. Both trips were part of a region-wide tour that comes as Germany works on a comprehensive Central...

Jamaica: Death by dancing & the murder of a heavyweight

Stunner weighs in on the death of a young Jamaican woman from engaging in movements associated with the “dutty wine” dance craze, and the murder of former heavyweight boxing champion...

Serbia: Attractions of Halovo

Trans Europa Express writes about the blacksmith and other attractions of “Halovo, Serbia: 538 meters above sea level, 500 meters away from the Bulgarian border. Number of houses: Depends on...

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