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2 April 2007

Stories from 2 April 2007

Tunisia: Dailymotion Censored April 1st

Tunisian blogger Astrubal writes[Fr]: “Tunisian blogs and sites have been censored, then those of civil society, then those of LEGITIMATE political parties, now the stupidity of Ben Ali's regime is...

Africa, France: Suing African Leaders for Embezzlement

Demain le Congo Brazzaville posts [Fr] a complaint lodged in the French accusing of embezzlement African leaders such as Omar Bongo of Gabon, Denis Sassoun Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville and Blaise...

Caribbean: Rating the West Indies v Sri Lanka cricket match

Cricketwukup.com rates various aspects of Sunday's Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Sri Lanka. The highest marks go to the crowd, for “bravery in the face of...

Cuba: Say no to Santana

Claudia4Libertad links to a petition requesting that Cuban-American music star Gloria Estefan reconsider having Carlos Santana appear as a guest artist on her tribute to Cuba album “90 Millas” on...

Guyana: Berbice River Dance

Andy Moonsammy posts a video mashup on YouTube mixing video from the show “Riverdance” with tassa drumming and Indo-Caribbean chutney music.

Guyana: Her mother's voice

Guyana-Gyal's mother's hoarse voice – the result of a foreign “taliban flu” – reminds Guyana-Gyal of the voices of the vendors on Water street who “don’t talk to one another....

Vietnam: Countryside Wedding

Vietnamese God takes us to a friend's wedding in the Vietnamese countryside.

Thailand: Internet Usage Tax

Stuart Towns comments on the recently announced Internet usage tax in Thailand. “And it only gets worse: “In addition to the bandwidth tax, an extra usage tax of 490 Baht...

Kazakhstan: Architecture Square

Leila Tanayeva reports on a new, ultra-moder construction project for Almaty's Republic Square.

Singapore: Anti Smoking Advert

Culture Shiok comments on the decision by the Singpore's health authorities to show an anti-smoking advert after 8 PM as some children found the advert too disturbing. “Airing the advertisement...

Kyrgyzstan: April Fool's!

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on an April Fool's story that appeared in the Kyrgyz press.

Malaysia: Thinking Blogger Award

Yang-May Ooi writes about one of her readers tagging her as a “Thinking Blogger”. “I like the idea behind this award because it will make us all review the blogs...

Philippines: Culinary Adventure

Eating Asia visits Philippines to try out local food. The blogger has posted pictures and recipes of some of the dishes.

Kyrgyzstan: How Many Lives?

Sean Roberts says that Kyrgyzstan's president may have have staved off upcoming opposition protests against him, though he is not entirely out of the woods yet. Roberts says that eventually...

Georgia: Stuffing the Goose

Steady State says that the president of Abkhazia, a de facto independent region in Georgia, is trying to attract ethnic Abkhaz who fled to Turkey a century ago to return....

Internet and Philippine elections

Statistics vary on the actual number of internet users in the Philippines. It may range from as low as nine million to a high number of thirty-five million users. This...

Armenia: A1 Plus 5th Anniversary

Onnik Krikorian reports on the public events marking the fifth anniversary of the closure of A1 Plus, the only alternative voice in Armenia's broadcast media.

Afghanistan: Improving the Army

Afghan Warrior notes that re-enlistments in the Afghan National Army are very low, and says that the government should increase pay, replace old equipment, and provide housing for Afghanistan's troops.

Africa: women, where are thou?

Kenyan Pundit asks, “Women, where are thou?”: Several of my virtual and real buddies have received scholarships to attend TED Arusha. So far, all the receipients that I know are...

Armenia: Dialysis Hurdles

The Armenian Odar reports on poor treatment for dialysis patients at a Yerevan hospital.

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