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7 March 2007

Stories from 7 March 2007

China: water issues

Dan Washburn at Shanghaiist puts up a map indicating areas in China that have water issues (such as dam construction, shortage of water, etc.)

Hong Kong: migrant worker

A citizen report on migrant workers’ life in Hong Kong and their feelings for this society, translated from to

China: livejournal dead

Several reports about China has blocked livejournal and Onemanbandwidth has a up -to-date summary of blocked blog hosting sites.

Georgia: The Best of YouTube

Joshua Kucera offers up the best YouTube videos from Georgia.

Afghanistan: Cut Off

Part of Afghanistan are all but cut off from the outside world due to heavy snow, says Safrang. The author says that better transportation links would massively improve the situation.

Kazakhstan: Myths about Foreigners

At neweurasia, Aiman writes about myths about foreigners that Kazakhs believe.

Kyrgyzstan: Self Immolation

Kyrgyz Report says that self immolation is becoming a more common occurrence in Kyrgyzstan because desperate members of society have realized that this form of protest draws attention.

Afghanistan: Ethnic Separatism

Afghanistanica explains why ethnic separatism is not a problem in Afghanistan.

Ecuador: Human Smuggling

Milton Ramirez, himself an Ecuadorean immigrant from Loja, takes a look at the lucrative business of human smuggling and how authorities are cracking down.

Brazil, Kenya: World Social Forum

Brazilian photographer Tatiana Cardeal was at the seventh World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, where she captured this incredible photograph of children playing in Kibera.

Argentina: Buenos Aires Blog Roundup

Alan Patrick rounds up the Buenos Aires blogosfera and finds a list of free wi-fi hotspots and a guide to “understanding Buenos Aires women.”

Bolivia: Constituent Assembly Debates

Miguel Buitrago continues his coverage of the Bolivian Constituent Assembly with a summary of some of the topics being debated.

Francophone Bloggers on Oscars and Césars

Hostess Valérie Lemercier performs a Guadeloupean zouk hit from the 80's at the Césars awards. Blogger reactions to the recent film award ceremonies in France and America are quite varied....

Ecuador, Chile: Kitsch Goes for Cash on YouTube

Is there any method to the madness of who becomes a celebrity on YouTube? Should there be? Should the Hollywood stars of the global, digital era consist of an overweight...

March of the censors: France, Turkey and China clamp down on freedom of speech

Two weeks ago, the French blog AgoraVox, one of the leading European citizen media blogs, warned against what it termed the gradual “berlusconisation” of the French media and the threat...

El Salvador: Rufina Amaya Passes Away

Hora Cero [ES] and Tim Muth on the death of Rufina Amaya, the sole survivor of the 1981 El Mozote massacre which claimed over 1,000 lives.

Soviet History: “Child Ambassadors”

Russian Kafe pays tribute to two “child ambassadors” of the 1980s: Samantha Smith and Katya Lycheva.

Russia: Student Sentenced for Anti-Semitism

A Moscow law student is sentenced to 150 hours of community service for sending an anti-Semitic SMS to a live television program, Russian Spy reports.

Estonia: Post-Election Picture

Vilhelm Konnander reviews the chief players in Estonia's post-election politics.

Ghana: Ghana turns 50

Ramblings of an African Geek posts links related to Ghana@50, “For those of you not in the know, Ghana became the first black African colony to gain its independence on...

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