12 December 2006

Stories from 12 December 2006

Haiti: Preval's Prostate Cancer and Healthcare

  12 December 2006

Reacting to recent news stories and speculation about President Preval's prostate cancer and his trip to Cuba to receive treatment, JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence reflects on healthcare for the everyday Haitian (Fr): “What Preval forgot to say … is to detail his plans so that all Haitians can...

Singapore: Youtube Video Leads to Firing of a Temp Employee

  12 December 2006

Themediaslut writes about an ISP/Mobile provider in Singapore who fired a temp worker for putting up a video on youtube that featured him and another employee playing around in the office. Analyzing the company's response to the press story on this incident, the blogger says “Right now, Starhub is being...

East Timor: Native Ceremony

  12 December 2006

Dili-gence gives us a glimple into a native ceremony in East Timor. “One part of the ceremony involved the symbolic killing of a pig. Probably in deference to the large foreign presence, the actual kill was carried out away from the Palacio but body parts from the pig are presented...

DRC, France: Dear Pascal Sevran

  12 December 2006

In response to comments about Africa, Africans, African penis size and its relationship to famine on the continent made by French TV personality Pascal Sevran in a recent book, Congolese-origined blogger Alain Mabanckou writes (Fr):”Dear Pascal Sevran, Africa does not need your diagnosis. Must we remind you that a sane...

Fiji: Bringing Tourists in after the Coup

  12 December 2006

The Invest in Fiji blog talks about an group being set up to encourage tourists to spend their holidays in Fiji. The tourists may be staying out because of a recent coup in Fiji.

India: Free drugs for the HIV positive

  12 December 2006

myHimachal on steps taken by the government in Himachal Pradesh to combat HIV/ AIDS. “The Himachal Pradesh Government would be providing free medicine to the HIV affected people, besides reimbursing the traveling charges of the patient alongwith an attendant to visit antiretroviral centre for checkup and treatment and also provide...

India: Suicides in Kerala

  12 December 2006

“Dog's Own Country?” on the high suicide rate in Kerala. “It is a sad fact that Kerala has the highest suicide rate in India. A friend of mine once speculated that the Malayalee is a unique creature prone to caving into peer pressure which forces people to resort to extreme...

South Asia: Muslims and Christmas in the UK

  12 December 2006

Pickled Politics points to an article by one of the authors in the Guardian. “That is, erm, me in a short article in today’s Media Guardian having a sarcastic dig at the tabloids for their annual idiotic headlines that proclaim ‘Muslims want to ban Christmas!’” Watch out for the 187...

Pakistan: Morality and Students

  12 December 2006

Metroblogging Lahore on Pakistani students caught cheating. “Last week, a friend of mine sent me this email about an embarrassing situation in Swedish universities where the number of Pakistani students involved in cheating cases is alarmingly increasing every year.”

Bangladesh: Going to RIS

  12 December 2006

A bengali in TO is rather tongue-in-cheek about suggestions for those going to an event for Muslims called Reviving the Islamic Spirit. “Some women will be without hijab. Such women do exist. Deal with it. The hair of a woman is a beautiful thing. Meanwhile, some men will pray with...

South Korea:

  12 December 2006

Robert Koehler at Marmot's Hole blogs about the National Human Rights Commission's decision on not to look into human rights abuses occurring in North Korea.

South Korea: demand apology regarding racist programme

  12 December 2006

Michael Hurt has written an open letter to demand an official apology from Korean T.V station (KBS) regarding their earlier Global talk show programme which is considered as “racist and sexist stereotyping of foreign people”. Marmot's Hole also blogs about NGO statement on the issue.

Anguilla: New Anti-Corruption Blog

  12 December 2006

Anguilla has a new blog dedicated to speaking out against corruption and Adam applauds the effort, saying, “It's challenging to engage in conversations about changing public life when you're on a small island.”

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