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28 November 2006

Stories from 28 November 2006

China: no big deal to die in demolition

Zhao mu blogs about a suicide note by Li Min-sheng in Shandong who hanged himself to death because of government's demolition project. The official response to Li's suicide was: people...

China: limited real name registration?

China Media project follows up the report and debate on blogger real name registration. The chairman of the Internet Society of China claimed that backstage real name registration is a...

China: Rise of Nations

ESWN translates some netizens’ comments on the CCTV series “Rise of Nations”.

China: Rise of Nations

ESWN translates some netizens’ comments on the CCTV series “Rise of Nations”.

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking?

Tom Terry, Managing Director of Eagle TV in Mongolia, has a long, information-rich post on what appears to have been a fake hijacking by government agencies of a plane in...

Kazakhstan: Fashion

KZ Blog has a bit of fun with photos from Kazakhstan's Fashion Week.

Japan: typical foreigner?

Debito blogs about a school ad: “E R English School needs a native speaker. Blonde hair blue or green eyes and brightly character.”

Afghanistan: Opium and the Economy

At Registan.net Joshua Foust comments on the World Bank's new report on opium eradication in Afghanistan, saying that something new must be tried because the current approach is a failure.

Guyana: Spare the rod

Guyana-Gyal reacts strongly to a newspaper headline stating that the Guyanese Education Ministry backs corporal punishment: “I ain’t anti-discipline. I just am anti-beating a child. I wonder why we can't...

Armenia: Vote Quality

Onnik Krikorian disagrees with other Armenian bloggers who are calling on fellow Armenians to vote for Silva in the BBC's The Next Big Thing contest. He says that they should...

Cayman Islands, SVG: Sexual harrassment

Mighty Afroditee in Grand Cayman and Abeni in St. Vincent find themselves in situations where they are touched inappropriately by men.

Armenia: Destruction on a Whim

Christian Garbis is outraged about a new Armenian law legitimizing the government to tear down any building by decree when the government says it is necessary for government or public...

Caribbean: Nalo Hopkinson audiobook recording

Caribbean-born sci-fi writer Nalo Hopkinson solicits help with the pronunciation of certain Igbo words and botanical names as she prepares for the audiobook recording of her novel, The New Moon's...

Caribbean: Blind Cricket

As the West Indies prepares to participate for the very first time in the Blind Cricket World Cup, cricketwukup.com outlines the rules of blind cricket. Among them: ” Umpires give...

Barbados: Credit where credit isn't due?

A former Barbadian ambassador to the US states that whites are given too much credit for the success of the Barbadian economy. Barbados Free Press thinks he's entitled to his...

Bahamas: Threats to marine resources

The Bahamas needs to defend its marine resrources and fishing grounds against the encroachment of poachers and similar threats, says Sir Arthur Foulkes.

Trinidad & Tobago: Violence against women

To mark the 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence, Titlayo has pledged to write 16 posts on the subject of violence against women. Today, she writes about the situation...

Guatemala: Video of Kites in Sumpango and Santiago

About Guatemala has a video of giant kites in Sumpango and Santiago as part of All Saints’ Day.

Brazil: Post-Election Podcast

Luís Afonso Assumpção has published a podcast about his disappointment with the outcome of Brazil's latest elections and his thoughts on Latin America's current political reality.

Guatemala: Ranking of Blogs

Notas al Margen links to two lists ranking Guatemalan blogs [ES].

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