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26 November 2006

Stories from 26 November 2006

Japan: school bullying

Kaishin blogs about the school bullying issue in Japundit.

China: 50 years of peasant life in photos

Great photos stream from Tianya BBS on 50 years of peasant life in China. via Virtual China.

Guadeloupe: Route du Rhum Video Podcast reposts (Fr) a video podcast about this year's Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing competition.

Tunisia: Censoring Wikipedia?

Sami Ben Gharbia writes (Fr): “We don't yet know if it is censorship or not but what is certain is that the Wikipedia and Wikipedia Foundation sites have not been...

Ethiopia: pro-democracy websites and blogs blocked

“All pro-democracy websites are now blocked in Ethiopia. Blogs which were unblocked for the last three months are blocked again including this blog,” reports Ethiopian Life, Culture, Politics, and Arts.

Ethiopia: Great Ethiopia Run

Meskel Square writes about the Great Ethiopia Run organized by Haile Gebrselassie and British marathon star, Richard Nerurkar, “Best of all was the British BBC presenter who took part in...

Kenya: visual roundup

A visual roundup from Kenya by Kikuyumoja's Realm, “A collection of scenes I’ve caught during the week. Because life is about seeing and sharing.”

China: What pols blog, where subways end

Hexun blogger Guan Jiantao on a city in eastern China's Jiangsu province, where twelve senior government leaders were told to take up blogging, in their own names, following the flood...

Indonesia: Expensive Wheels

Indcoup wonders how Indonesian armed forces is able to afford expensive vehicles for its staff while it has no money for more important purchases.

Vietnam: Vietnamese Youth

Antidote to Burnout gets treated for his birthday by his young students in Vietnam and reflects on the future of Vietnam.

Myanmar: Graduation Ceremony

Dawn describes the unique graduation ceremony in Myanmar. “Myanmar graduation ceremonies are different from western ones. There are two days: rehearsal day and the actual ceremony day. I don't know...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

More than 300,000 Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday to elect 40 Municipal Councillors and another 40 Members of Parliament. This is the second time Bahrainis vote in their...

Egypt: Books Collection Application – Open Source

After looking for a simple clean application to hold his books collection and coming up empty, Ahmed El Zein decided to write his won application. It is written in Ruby...

United Arab Emirates: Road Toll

Moryarti explains why Road Toll is the solution for horrible roads traffic between Dubai and Sharjah. “If you live in Sharjah, you pay less rent, but in return you get...

Egypt: Stop American News From MBC TV!

Omar put a petition which asks MBC 4 Channel (a Saudi Sponsored TV Network) to stop constantly and repeatedly broadcasting the Western view point (constant broadcast of American produced news)....

Bahrain: Elections 2006

Election ‘coverage and monitoring‘ does seem to be the buzz of the Bahraini blogsphere.

Israel: The Crucial Difference

“Many people were upset about the fact that Olmert was invited to address the OU Orthodox Union Convention in Jerusalem because of his anti-Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) and anti-democratic...

Reunion: Sarkozy and Nassimah Dindar

Pierrot Dupuy writes (Fr): “I am learning from different sources, some of which are close Parisian relations of [French Interior Minister] Nicolas Sarkozy, that if he is elected President, he...

Flying Over the Iraqi Blogodrome

Literally this time. I am writing this as my flight to Dubai is actually flying over Iraqi airspace. First time ever. If I were to give a true summary of...

Kenya: mistreatment of Kenyan novelist

Black Looks has an update on the mistreatment of Kenyan academic and novelist, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

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