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11 November 2006

Stories from 11 November 2006

Indonesia: Running Out of Topics to Talk with Mr. Bush

The bloggers at Indonesia Anonymus are contemplating the topics the Indonesians want to discuss with American President George Bush and they seem to be running short of ideas.

Congo, France: Prix Renaudot Awarded to Alain Mabanckou

Sanaga Peregrinations announces (Fr) that the prestigious literary Renaudot Prize was awarded to Congolese novelist Alain Mabanckou for his novel Memoires de Porc-Epic [Porcupine Memories]. Explains the blog: “Fine storyteller,...

Niger, France: Debt Relief Activist Arrested and Released

On Thursday, Le Pangolin posted that (Fr) Claude Quemar, Secretary of CADTM France [Committee for the Cancellation of Third World Debt] was arrested in Niger presumably for participating in the...

Haiti: UNDP Human Development Index

Tout Haiti Blog points to (Fr) a Haitian news article on UNDP's latest human development country rankings stating: “The group of countries with weak human development only contains two non-African...

Caribbean, Africa: The concept of fine art?

Afro-Caribbean musician Rasheed Ali ponders the question: what is the concept of fine art in Africa? “For western thinkers and art collectors there may be a sense that these arts...

Malaysia: Remembering Japanese Occupation

Ooi Boon-Leong writes another episode of his blog-memoir of Japanese occupation of Malaya during the World War 2. “It was a Japanese school in that it taught us the Japanese...

Cambodia: Minefield Trip

The filmmakers writing the lianlian blog take an unusual trip in Cambodia. “But then, Aki Ra invited us to join him on a demining expedition. The offer caught us off-guard....

Indonesia: Bombing in Jakarta

Indinesia Matters reports that a bomb exploded in a fast food restaurant in Jakarta this morning. “The low-explosive bomb went off at the Kramat Jati Indah plaza branch of the...

Bloggers on the UN resolution condemning the US embargo against Cuba

On November 8, the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution aimed at condemning the US embargo against Cuba. Since then, bloggers have been actively sharing their opinions on...

Sri Lanka: The Army and the massacre

Transcurrents.com on the escalating conflict in Sri Lanka. “The coastal village of Kathiraweli in the Eastern district of Batticaloa was the scene of Sri Lanka’s latest massacre of innocents in...

Nepal: Photographs from rallies

A celebratory tone to events in Nepal, in the aftermath of the agreement being signed between the Ruling Alliance and the Maoists. Photographs at United We Blog! “Today’s rallies in...

Bangladesh: Strikes, livelihood and politics

Journal of a disturbed mind comments on the politics of strike (oborodh) in Bangladesh, linking these strikes to political parties and loss of livelihood. “To me, the situation is like...

Bangladesh: A debate on Presidential Rule

drishtipat has an interesting discussion on the nature of the government in Bangladesh, asking if there is a presidential form of government.

The Week That Was in Bahrain

With the Godfather of Bahraini bloggers Mahmood Al Yousif out of the way and sick in hospital – possibly recuperating from his head-on collision with authorities over the blocking of...

Holding the line for Internet freedoms in Brazilian Cyberspace

The Brazilian cyberspace was shaken this week by the announcement of a ‘Digital Crimes Bill’ under consideration at the Senate's Constitution and Justice Commission. Disclosing just one item in the...

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