6 April 2007

Stories from 6 April 2007

Hong Kong: Save RTHK

  6 April 2007

The evaluation committee on public broadcast recently suggested to form a new Public Broadcast Service body in Hong Kong rather than reforming the present Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Lee Yui-Wah starts a blog for saving this media institute which has been critical towards Hong Kong government policy (even though...

The UK-Iran Maritime Crisis Comes To an End

On Wednesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered the release of 15 detained British sailors in a gesture meant to “show the Islamic affection of the Iranian people.” During a news conference, he declared that although Iran had every right to try the Britons on charges of trespassing in Iranian territorial waters,...

Africa: exploiting Africa's beauty and pain

  6 April 2007

waxspell considers movies such as Hotel Rwanda and The Last King of Scotland a form of exploitation: It is a dismay to see how these money hungry opportunists take advantage of our painful history and make it their gain! How dare we celebrate such insensitivity without questioning it? Can we...

Holy Week in Guatemala: Antichrist Not Welcome

  6 April 2007

Guatemala, as a former Spanish colony, has a heritage that includes not only Catholicism, but also the many Spanish traditions involved with it, including its most sacred expressions and traditions during holy week, or “Semana Santa.” Blogger Victor Arriaza has a topical blog which covers all of the Catholic traditions...

The adventures of Phatry Derek Pan in Cambodia

  6 April 2007

Now settling in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, without close relatives to accompany him, where unlike his Seattle home there is no local McDonald’s, Phatry Derek Pan adapts to a new pace of life. Slim and charming Phatry speaks fluent English and holds an American passport. Wearing a T-shirt and...

DRC: Local Elections Pushed Back to 2008

  6 April 2007

UDPS Liège is disappointed [Fr] that local elections in the DRC have been postponed to 2008. The blog regrets that they did not take place before presidential ones as was apparently discussed in international community negotiations in South Africa.

Syria: Parlimentary Elections

Syrian blogger Tajreed talks about the changes in people with the upcoming parliamentary elections: “And last thing I want to talk about are the prospects of change I notice that there is an interest in the parliamentary elections this year and while I haven't voted in previous elections I see...

Poland: A Roundup

Some of the subjects recently covered by the beatroot: Aleksander Kwasniewski‘s back (34 comments; Traveling Life has a post on the tape scandal involving Poland's ex-president); Poland's “Bono-like behaviour” (24 comments); “fast-track saintification” of Pope John Paul II that 61 percent of the Poles support (79 comments); and – “should...

Ukraine: Polissya Travel

MoldovAnn shares stories from her work-related small-town and rural travel in Ukraine's Ivankivsky and Polissky districts: “We saw storks everywhere. Their huge nests sit on top of electricity posts, water towers, lamp posts, and other tall structures. Storks are considered good luck, and disturbing one of their nests is an...

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