Stories from 10 November 2006
Barbados: Online art gallery
Barbados Free Press pays a visit to an online art gallery featuring work by Caribbean artists.
Kyrgyzstan: Anatomy of a Political Crisis
Sean Roberts explains the sequence of events that led to Kyrgyzstan's recent protests and new constitution.
Kazakhstan: Filipinos in Tengiz
KZ Blog notes reports of violence and robbery against Filipino workers in Tengiz, Kazakhstan that have been overshadowed by the violence between Turkish and Kazakh workers there.
Kyrgyzstan: Hasty Constitution
Was Kyrgyzstan's constitution adopted too quickly? Yulia appears unhappy with the fast pace of the constitution's drafting and adoption while Kyrgyz Report notes that some in Kyrgyzstan are already noticing problems with the new fundamental document.
Armenia: Corruption & the Environment
Onnik Krikorian publishes a letter explaining how official corruption damages Armenia's natural environment.
Armenia: Komidas Project
Notes From Hareinik reviews a reinterpretation of Armenian music that stands out from the rest of the crowd.
Uganda Update: peace talks, reconciliation, and a frustrated president
It's been an excellent week for big news and sharp writing in Uganda. The peace talks in Juba continue to dominate the agenda. Last week, a renewed ceasefire gave LRA rebels until Dec. 1 to assemble at the two meeting points in Southern Sudan. The Government lead at the talks,...
DRC: BanaCongo Rejects Official Election Results
Looking ahead to the publication of election results, UDPS Liege publishes a BanaCongo declaration stating (Fr): “Pressure group BanaCongo asks the Congolese people to remain vigilent and ready to vigorously protest the election results that the Western media are generally publishing to put the people to sleep.”
Corporate Social Responsibility: The blogosphere reacts
If you missed the live webcast of Reuters’ Corporate Social Responsible panel yesterday, you can click here to view the full-length archived video. Stephen Frost live-blogged it on the CSR Asia blog. We had a sizeable group of bloggers from a range of countries on the live IRC chat –...
Ukraine: Kyiv Rallies
Anton Petrov (LJ user voevoda) posts photos (RUS) from the Nov. 4 and Nov. 7 rallies in Kyiv.
Belarus: Lack of Tourists
Some 95 million tourists visited the Czech Republic in 2003 – and only 90,000 toured Belarus in 2005, writes TOL's Belarus Blog.
Belarus: Country Name Gaffe
TOL's Belarus Blog catches the Economist on a country-naming gaffe.
Romania, Macedonia: Roma Music in Borat
Illyrian Gazette writes about Borat‘s soundtrack.
Russia: Borat, Brezhnev and Driving
The Turkish Invasion writes on the ban of Borat in Russia, posts an old Soviet Brezhnev joke, and warns of the dangers of having a car in Moscow.
Serbia: Kosovo's Past and Future
Russia Blog posts on the recent panel discussion on Kosovo at Columbia University.
Two weeks in Costa Rica's blogs
Roundup of Costa Rica blogs posts in politics, culture and daily events.
Hungary: Paprika in Szentes
“Some like it hot” – Photo by Kris of Little Town in Hungary, a blog featuring daily photos “from Szentes, a small town located on the southern Great Plain of Hungary.” Kris writes about this photo: I saw this scene yesterday. Does the owner of this flat like paprika so...
Puerto Rico: Blogs, context & trust
Gil the Jenius heeds the call of a fellow Puerto Rican blogger and explains why people may trust local blogs more than the media: “All consistent bloggers have one thing in common: a strong need to share. In order to feed that need, the blogger must adhere to certain principles:...
Blogging for the Cause in Honduras
Nelly, a Honduran entreprenuer who received a small business loan from Kiva Honduran bloggers La Gringa, Matthew, Ruthy, and Jill are blogging for a good cause. Though media attention on world hunger is often focused on Africa, Honduras – a small Central American country with a population of about 7...
Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus
Club in Almaty/Kazakhstan – (c) Christopher Herwig – www.herwigphoto.com Welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogospheres. A lot has happened over the past two weeks – so let's get down to business straightaway. Political crisis in Kyrgyzstan… The stalemate between opposition and the Bakiyev/Kulov administration...
Ethiopia: challenges of being a dictator
Ethiopian Life, Culture, Politics, and Arts: “Ethiopia's dicator, Meles Zenawi, will dicuss the challenges of being a dictator on Friday November 17 – 9.30 to 12.00 in Brussels with the invitation of the European Commission as the relationship between the commission and Ethiopia is supposed to have deteroriated further.”