9 November 2006

Stories from 9 November 2006

India: Numbers and Opinions

  9 November 2006

Kafila on the use of numbers in the media and beyond in gauging public opinion, reflecting aspirations and instant voting on cellphones on people's fates. “With the spread of cheap computers and design software in the 1990’s the statistical image became ubiquitous, standing in as an explanation of the contingencies...

Pakistan: Reactions to elections in the US

  9 November 2006

Azad Forever has a video with reactions to the elections in the US – “On the eve of the election night we sat down with some American and Pakistani-American Law Students to hear their thoughts on the elections as well as on the results.”

Nepal: Maoists and the agreement

  9 November 2006

United We Blog! on the celebratory tone of various people on the signing of the historic agreement between the ruling alliance and the Maoists. “Newspapers, general public and political leaders are unanimously praising the Agreement and celebrating the achievement”

Nepal: Peace deal with Maoists

  9 November 2006

More reactions from Nepal on the recently signed agreement. Our Dream says “Finally Nepal government signed a peace deal with the Maoist rebels. Hopefully, they will all be sincere in carrying out the peace deals in the days to come.”

Serbia: Issues to Resolve

  9 November 2006

Neretva River posts a list of “issues that need to be resolved for [Serbia's EU] accession process to move forward.” Wu Wei hopes Europe would not ignore the fact that during the recent referendum on Serbia's new constitution “Kosovars were not invited to vote unless they were Serbs, who were...

Romania: Spelling Changes

  9 November 2006

The spelling of the Romanian word for “scissors” has been changed by a committee, and many people learn about it from their kids, the hard way, reports Andy H of Csikszereda Musings.

Russia: A Dedication to Vysotsky

  9 November 2006

Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis dedicates a vignette on today's Moscow to Vladimir Vysotsky, a legendary bard who died in 1980: “What would Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky think of all this, the Asiatic Medieval Post-totalitarian Capitalist Order? He would roll a paparos, blow blue smoke through on the balcony…Would he hate...

Mexico: Expansion of Credit

  9 November 2006

Ricardo Carreón is pleasantly surprised by the increase in consumer spending and credit lending in Mexico over the past few years. According to Carreón, “this is what economic stability can bring to an economy. A great testimony to the goodness that a responsible management of public finances can do to...

Mexico: Oaxaca Governor Meets with Secretary of Interior

  9 November 2006

Ana Maria Salaza writes: “As a result of a meeting held by Oaxaca governor Ulises Ruiz and Carlos Abascal, the Secretary of the Interior, to evaluate the situation in Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz has come to a partial compromise by promising to establish a program to recuperate some sort of normality...

Cambodia: Celebrating Water Festival

  9 November 2006

Julayne describes the water festival celebration in Cambodia. “I love how much the people of Cambodia celebrate things that actually matter….I mean, to celebrate, in such a huge way, the gift of water…it's amazing to think about all the things we take for granted. “

Mexico: Fox: I'm Outta Here

  9 November 2006

You would think that heads of state would be a little more careful about what they talk about when their wearing a microphone. Listen to outgoing Mexican President Vicente Fox say one thing on-air and quite another off-air [ES].

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