10 December 2006

Stories from 10 December 2006

Rwanda: African Bloggers on Kagame Judgment

  10 December 2006

French Judge's Arrest Warrant From Cameroonian Diaspora Blogger Sanaga Peregrinations: Un bref résumé des épisodes (récents) s'impose pour ceux qui n'ont pas suivi. 1. Le juge antiterroriste français Bruguière, clôture son enquête sur l'attentat du 6 avril 1994 et qui fut le declencheur du genocide qui couta la vie a...

Taiwan: election outcome

  10 December 2006

ESWN blogs about the gaps between public opinions and election outcomes in Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral elections. Michael Turton picks up the discussion.

Japan: wealth

  10 December 2006

Alexpappas in Japundit puts forward a local report about the distribution of wealth: Japan is home to a fifth of the world’s richest 10% of adults in terms of global household wealth…

Cambodia: The Cambodian Land Grab

  10 December 2006

ki-media links to Australian television story on the land grab taking place in Cambodia. After the Khmer Rouge was ousted, the Cambodia Goverment allowed anyone who occupied a piece of land legally for five year to become the de-facto owner of the land. As the land prices are growing, the...

Japan: organic architecture

  10 December 2006

Verena in pinkmag writes a feature story on organic architecture by Patrick Blanc, where plants can grow vertically into a garden building.

Russia: A Letter to Putin

  10 December 2006

It's a letter-writing season in Russia. LJ user yashin posted an appeal (translated here) to the judge who had given a harsh sentence to an activist for placing a banner saying “Putin, go away on your own” on Hotel Rossiya in Moscow. LJ user aneta_spb has come up with a...

China: I have no legs

  10 December 2006

A lump of coal would actually come in handy for the cold souls in Petitioner Village this winter, judging from the stories told in The China Next Door, a photo montage posted at Beijing-based journalist Huang Zhangjin's Bokee blog, since deleted, but safe at his Bullog.cn space. 当你翻到本页时,相信你的眼光一定会在这里长久停留。这里的人你一定见过,当你急匆匆走过地下铁的通道,当你到某个政府办公楼去办事,也许某个角落就有他们的身影,他们在你不经意的余光里,在你匆匆的惊诧里。 他们是长久哀怨、悲愤的一群人,他们因某一意外而改变了人生轨迹,奔波于故乡和大都市,顽强地追逐一个说法、一个公正的梦想。他们是固执而又乐观的人群,他们日复一日地失望,年复一年地坚持,始终坚守着我们民族几千年来对”青天”和”人间自有公道”的一线信仰。 As...

Malaysia: Unimpressive Medals

  10 December 2006

Tony P at Education in Malaysia blogs writes why he is not impressed by the tally of five gold and five silver medals that a Malaysian University won at a recent exhibition in Europe.

Myanmar: Write in English to be Google Friendly

  10 December 2006

Myath Thura explains why the posts on the blogger's Burmese blog always has a translation in English. “Whether you are writing a web site, or writing a Blog, it is not very Google friendly to write it in Myanmar (Burmese). Google doesn't understand Myanmar, and doesn't index web pages in...

Myanmar: Perspectives from North East India

  10 December 2006

The North Eastern States of Myanmar lie adjacent to Myanmar and there is a growing interest there in Myanmar. The New Mandala blog links to a report on a Myanmar related conference held recently in India.

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