20 February 2007

Stories from 20 February 2007

China: alternative voice about Tibet

  20 February 2007

Granite Studio blogs about a debate about the historical status of Tibet: professor Ge Jianxiong from Fudan University argues that despite the continuing official stance of the CCP, Tibet has in fact not always been a part of China.

China: Pearl River Cancer zone

  20 February 2007

Onemanbandwidth retells a story about a victim of cancer in Pearl River Delta, a most industrialized area in China: Like the Mississippi Delta, the Pearl River Delta is in the midst of a class four silent storm. It is a cancer zone. It is the dumping ground for every industrial...

Africa: Manifesto for the United States of Africa

  20 February 2007

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) a Manifesto for the United States of Africa written by the Working Group of African Students in France. The document was presented to Alpha Omar Konaré, the President of the African Union Commission, in March 2004 and was inspired by other country unions around the world...

Hungary: A Podcast on Ciaran Tobin Case

  20 February 2007

An expat who killed two children in a car crash in Budapest has escaped punishment – Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes more about the case after the childrens’ father contacts him, “detailing what steps the family plans to take next.” He is also featured in this podcast at...

India: On maps, thumbs and sexual harrasment

  20 February 2007

Known Turf on a recent exercise with the Blank Noise Project. Helping map experiences of street harassment in Delhi. “This was the idea. Mapping the city. Getting women to fill in the blanks – create their own letters to strangers, based on their own experiences. Involving them in ways that...

India: In conversation with Ameen Sayani

  20 February 2007

Kamla Bhatt Show talks to a living legend – Ameen Sayani in her podcast. “Legendary broadcaster Ameen Sayani talks about his early days, his brother Hamid Sayani and Bournvita QUiz Contenst in this first part of our conversation.”

Sri Lanka: Numbers and Deaths

  20 February 2007

Cynically Yours on numbers and dead soldiers. “I'd love to be able to say that when I hear 5 soldiers are dead I feel sad, but I don't. All my life I have heard about soldiers dying. After the first few years it just stopped affecting me. If it is...

Nepal: Maoists with guns and Maoists

  20 February 2007

Blogdai on the problem with guns. “They are attention-grabbers. So much so that ineffective organizations like the UN feel they can score major credibility on the world stage by pretending to effectively deal with weapons issues.”

Bangladesh: On corruption and the economy

  20 February 2007

Journal of a Disturbed Mind plays the devil's advocate in the case of of corrupt politicians and businessmen being arrested. “No matter how unwilling I am to defend the apprehended businessmen charged for corruption, it is true that they were also contributing to the society before their arrest. Some of...

Bangladesh: International Mother Language Day

  20 February 2007

Rezwan on the International Mother Language Day. “21st of February is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of Language Movement Day called ‘Ekushey February’, which is commemorated in Bangladesh since...

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