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25 January 2007

Stories from 25 January 2007

Senegal: Flooded by Chinese Products

Blog Politique du Senegal is worried (Fr)about imports from China “flooding” local markets: “China has extremely low production costs … By opening its doors wide to Chinese products, Senegal is...

Madagascar: WordPress in Malagasy

Says L'Odyssee de Tattum (Fr): “Our national webmaster, Hery, has struck again! And it's all for the better! He redid and finalized the WordPress in Malagasy project begun by [blogger]...

Chilean Senator Explores World of Warcraft: Scholastic Team Building or Time Wasting?

Online, multi-player games like Second Life and World of Warcraft have attracted some authentic popularity in the form of subscription-paying registered users and a disproportionate amount of hype from techno-utopian...

Puerto Rico: Two poems

Puerto Rican writer Elidio La Torre-Lagares posts two interesting poems in English.

Belize: “Third parties” emerge

Melody at the Belize News Blog encourages readers to download the latest issue of the recently launched Belize Independent Newspaper, which is devoted to the emergence of new political parties...

Malaysia: Helping Flood Victims

Kenny Sia is asking his readers to assist in the flood relief efforts in Southern Malaysia. “Getting hit by the flood is bad, but getting hit by the flood twice...

Barbados: Calypso for Desmond Haynes

Robert Frische at remembers a calypso written by a Barbadian singer in honour of great West Indies cricketer Desmond Haynes, who, near the end of his career, was both...

Laos: Revisiting Laotian Modern History

The New Mandala links to a story from from the Boston Phoenix about the conflict in Lao between the US backed Lao Army forces and North Vietnamese backed Phathet Lao....

Trinidad & Tobago: National shutdown organiser arrested

Attillah Springer confesses to a sense of unease as the organiser of today's national shutdown in Trinidad and Tobago is charged under the country's anti-terrorism act.

The Arabist: Saudi Arabia Persecuting Ahmadis

The Arabist reported today a Human Rights Watch plea to the Saudi monarch urging him to stop presecuting Ahmadis. According to the letter, “Saudi Arabia has so far arrested 56...

Bahrain: Being Update Man is Not Fun

Bahraini Rants was appointed official Update Man for a day – while his friend's wife was in labour. He was charged with updating colleages and friends with the birth progress,...

Honduras: It's a contest!

Head over to La Gringa's Blogicito guess what she has posted a photo of, and win something nice.

Bahrain: Authorities Looking for Asian Aids Victim

Bahrain's top CID chief Farooq Al Maawda issued a warning against an Asian woman thought to be inflicted with Aids who may have sneaked back into the kingdom, wrote Mahmood...

Bolivia: 1/11: An Eyewitness Account

Jim Shultz on the violent protests that broke out in Cochabamba two weeks ago: “Since then I have also spoken to a half dozen people who were eyewitnesses to those...

Venezuela: Privatized Vs. Nationalized CANTV

Miguel Octavio of The Devil's Excrement compares the relative successes and failures of telecommunications giant CANTV both as a state run and private company.

India, Latin America: Bangalore, a Role Model?

Kamla Bhatt, a resident of Bangalore herself, is intrigued by an argument set forth by Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer who calls the Indian tech metropolis a “role model for...

Arabisc: Hijab-clad Doll Under Fire in Tunisia

This is Fulla, the Hijab-clad Arab Muslim adaptation of the decadent West's Barbie doll. Our Barbie wears the Hijab (head scarf) and Islamic attire – a long dress with long...

Malaysia: Prime Minister Comments on Blogger's Responsibilities

Unspun posts a part of Malaysian prime minister Abdullah Badawi's recent speech where the prime minister stressed that the bloggers are subject to the laws of the country.

Russia: “Kremlin, Inc.”

Robert Amsterdam scans and posts a 14-page New Yorker article on Russia, which is not yet available online (“Kremlin, Inc.: Why are Vladimir Putin's Opponents Dying“).

Iran:Iranian Journalist and Dissident Akbar Ganji

Nikahang writes that Akbar Ganji, journalist and dissident,Thursday, will accept the prestigious International Press Freedom award from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) awarded to him in 2000.He could not...

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