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11 May 2007

Stories from 11 May 2007

Peru: Border Issues with Chile, Reliving the War of the Pacific

Even though the War of the Pacific ended over one hundred years ago, many in the affected countries are still discussing the events to led to the loss of territory...

Chilean Ethnic Groups: Development Against Native Rights?

Many indigenous communities in Chile are being pushed off their lands in the name of development. Some bloggers are faulting the government for not fulfilling their obligations to protect these...

China: Time for a net video tv channel?

There was a proposal put forth recently at one collective of Chinese to English translation bloggers for people to consider making use of Dotsub.com to subtitle cell phone and digital...

Bahrain: The Never-Do-It-Yourself Culture

From dirty politics and squabbles between 'politicians' over peanuts, to corruption at the Traffic directorate, the Bahraini blogosphere is buzzing with commentary this week. Ayesha Saldanha walks us through some...

Hong Kong: Guilty for Hyperlink and for Sex Talk

The Hong Kong government is encouraging family to have three babies, at the same time, it is so keen on censoring away information concerning sex. Of course sex is not...

Korea: Living as descendants of Japanese collaborators in Korea

On the second of this month, the Korean government decided to take over land belonging to the families of nine Korean collaborators of the Japanese during the Japanese colonization period...

India: Education and the Government

Atanu Dey explains why liberalizing the education sector comes with many benefits. “The supply of educational services will increase, the quality will improve, and prices will come down. These are...

India: On Encounters

Kafila points to the suffixes used with the word encounter in India. “So my plea is that we stop using the phrase ‘fake encounter’ because encounter will suffice. Fake encounters...

Pakistan: Islam and Democracy

The Pakistani Spectator on why democracy is part of Islamic commitment. “Islam being the only religion teaches us about the rule of law & justice. People have the right to...

Pakistan: The troubles of commuters

Metroblogging Islamabad on the transport crisis for commuters. “Commuters faced problems as traffic police in collaboration with the Regional Transport Authority started impounding vehicles across Punjab to meet the ruling...

Sri Lanka: Photographing Sri Lanka

words of wisdom goes through photographs of Sri Lanka in flickr and is particularly struck by the work of one person. “When I looked at just one of his pictures...

Russia: May 9 Photos

Great pictures and comment on May 9 in Moscow – at Darkness at Noon.

Belarus: Blog Roundup

Belatedly, a link to the last week's Belarusian blogs roundup – at TOL's Belarus.

Belarus: Response to the Events in Tallinn

TOL's Belarus comments on the regional blogosphere's response to the events in Tallinn and posts translations of a few entries.

Belarus: Struve Geodetic Arc

TOL's Belarus writes about Struve Geodetic Arc, which was biult in the 19th century “as a part of the first scientific attempt to establish the exact size and shape of...

Belarus: A View on WWII

TOL's Belarus translates Ales Cajcyc's view on WWII: “Lukashenka’s Belarus has added another, special meaning to the celebrations of the 9th of May. Having no ideological or metaphorical grounding on...

Civil movements in Japan and Korea

kenzo , an architect actively involved in an anti-gentrification movement in the Shimokitazawa area of Tokyo, talks about his recent experience of receiving a group of enthusiastic urban planning students...

Belarus: Minsk Movie Posters

TOL's Belarus writes about movie posters in Minsk – which “some people call […] one of the main tourist attractions of the Belarusian capital.”

Bulgaria: Urban vs Rural

Sofia's Hidden Beauty writes about sheep and the relationship between Bulgaria's rural and urban population.

Bulgaria: Sofia's Old Buildings

Sofia's Hidden Beauty posts pictures of Sofia's old buildings.

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