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28 November 2006

Stories from 28 November 2006

China: no big deal to die in demolition

  28 November 2006

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 die everywhere because of demolition… (zh)

China: limited real name registration?

  28 November 2006

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 limited real-name registration.

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking?

  28 November 2006

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 Mongolia.

Japan: typical foreigner?

  28 November 2006

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

Guyana: Spare the rod

  28 November 2006

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 seek alternative ways to discipline. But the truth is, we so beaten, we don’t even know how to think creatively...

Armenia: Vote Quality

  28 November 2006

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 instead vote for the best entrant and let Armenians succeed in such competitions on their own merits.

Caribbean: Blind Cricket

  28 November 2006

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 verbal commands and the bowler must shout ‘play’ as he releases the ball.”

Barbados: Credit where credit isn't due?

  28 November 2006

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 viewpoint, but “the future for all of us who love Barbados must belong to a different vision.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Violence against women

  28 November 2006

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 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Brazil: Post-Election Podcast

  28 November 2006

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.

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