3 February 2007

Stories from 3 February 2007

Czech Republic: A Message to Condoleezza Rice

  3 February 2007

On one wall in Brno, the second-largest Czech city, there's a collective letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. When Swobodin v Brne discovered it, he asked a friend to do an English translation of the text that appears next to Ms. Rice's portrait and a reproduction of a...

USVI: Blues Festival

  3 February 2007

At the News of St. John blog, Frank Barnako posts a podcast featuring an interview with the organiser of the St. John's Third Annual Blues Festival.

Trinidad & Tobago: Hosay

  3 February 2007

Q the Creator at Snaphappy posts photos of the Hosay (Ashura) observances in Trinidad, which is celebrated by the Shi'ite Muslim communities in the districts of St. James and Cedros.

Indonesia: Floods in Jakarta

  3 February 2007

Unspun in Jakarta posts a message from a local NGO trying to help the people affected by the latest floods in the Indonesian capital. “As I write this the skies are cloudy, it has been raining lightly but it may pour at any moment, even as the flood waters have...

Bangladesh: Political Posters

  3 February 2007

imperfect world 2007 on political posters and violence in Bangladesh. “Bangladeshi political posters don’t belong in galleries or your walls….they belong in the streets…In Bangladesh it is to seek out vengeance, to fan the flames of hatred and carry out retribution on the streets. “

India: The economy and The Economist

  3 February 2007

The Indian Economy Blog on The Economist's story on India overheating. “I don’t normally consider myself an economic nationalist – but there is something in the Economist’s words which hearkens back to how Wall Street viewed East Asia before the crisis, or how the IMF prodded Argentina in the early...

South Asia: British Identity Debate

  3 February 2007

Sepia Mutiny on another round of the British Identity debate. “This moves the discussion into the realm of public policy, which is the whole point of course, but does so with an off-hand definition of “multiculturalism,” a term that is bandied about a great deal in the UK political conversation...

Nepal: Meeting other bloggers

  3 February 2007

Nepali Voices on the first ever formal blogmeet for Nepali bloggers. “Talks were mostly centered on the need of the blogging community and its benefits for all. There were talks on blogging, and even on Terai issue (much of which was done after the end of the meet).”

Bangladesh: First politician blogger

  3 February 2007

Sajeeb, the son of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina, is the first Bangladeshi politician to blog. “Wait a minute. Where’s our credit? Why are we being blamed for destroying our democratic institutions? After all, we have been completely shut out of government for...

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