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14 November 2006

Stories from 14 November 2006

Armenia: More Swastikas

Onnik Krikorian reports more swastika graffiti in Yerevan while Thomas Seropian has photos.

Kazakhstan: Party Reconfiguration

Sean Roberts reports on the reconfiguration of Kazakhstan's political party landscape.

Armenia: Internet Monopoly

Raffi K. reports that there is finally some strong evidence that Armenia's internet monopoly will be broken up.

Georgia: Describing Blogs

Hans reports on difficulties explaining blogs to Georgian youth.

India: Activism at the India Social Forum

Rantings, ravings and musings of a twenty somebody goes to the India Social Forum and finds the mood to be rather activist. “And I realize that Indian Social Forum is...

India: The India Social Forum and The Great Indian Picnic

Jhansi Ki Rani goes to the Indian Social Forum (part of the World Social Forum) and reflects on what she calls the Great Indian Picnic. “I realised that the vast...

Pakistan: The last standing statue from the past

Cities with a colonial history often undergo face lifts, including a change in the public art and sculpture. Metroblogging Lahore on the stature of Alfred Woolner and a picture. “This...

Sri Lanka: Confidential information

Unreformable Muddle on the lack of privacy for confidential information in Sri Lanka. “One is bombarded with a gazillion ultra personal and highly confidential questions when obtaining bank a account,...

Bangladesh: The violence in the last five years

Salam Dhaka posts a link to a video that highlight “The five year reign of terror that branded the Nizami-Khaleda rule.” (2001 – 2006). [Note – Video contains graphic images.]

Russia: Albats on Politkovskaya

La Russophobe‘s reader provides a translation of a Russian-language piece on Anna Politkovskaya, written by Yevgenia Albats.

Ukraine: “Ideologically Harmful”

Sean's Russia Blog translates a 1985 Soviet-time internal document listing the “ideologically harmful” Western music bands.

Russia: Police Day

White Sun of the Desert writes about spending part of the Police Day at a police department in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Russia: Travel, Trains, and Communist Hell

A trip to Sergiev Posad, travel by Russian trains, and a joke about the Communist hell – from the Turkish Invasion.

Ukraine: New Tariffs

Foreign Notes points out that Ukrainians are very concerned with the soon-to-be-raised communal services tariffs: “My bet is that this is a far greater worry for most families that questions...

Serbia: Open Letter to Belgrade Mayor

Desperate Serbwife writes an open letter to the Belgrade City Manager: “I have a few ideas. Instead of spending money on digging up perfectly good sidewalks and resurfacing streets that...

Indonesia: Islam in Indonesia

The Swanker introduces an ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) TV series on Islam in Indonesia. The blogger links to the transcripts of the program and asks “anyone with even a passing...

PNG: Sago Worms

Sjroeplog in Papua New Guinea writes about a dish he tried recently. “And to be honest; it tasted good. Just like eating chips.”

Arabisc: Best Blog Awards Winners and Recurring Nightmares

Arabic blogs are making their mark on the international blogging scene, with more writers and commentators taking to their keyboards and enjoying the thrill of the instant publication of their...

Images from Guatemala: Doña Maria

Doña Maria by James Rodriguez Doña Maria, the family matriarch as noted by her white huipil (embroidered blouse) sits proudly in her kitchen. Doña Maria is just one of the...

Ecuador: Technology Conference Includes Bloggers

Ecuadorean blogger and communications professor, Christian Espinosa publishes the agenda of an international conference on “the evolution of the technological revolution, which will be held in Quito, Ecuador from November...

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