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17 June 2007

Stories from 17 June 2007

Guatemala: Rating the Political Parties’ Websites

Romero GT [ES] links to and analyzes the web design of various political parties in Guatemala.

Chile: Transantiago Continues to Frustrate

En Tu Ciudad [ES] continues to feel resigned about the state of Transantiago, the city's public transportation system.

Bangladesh: natural disaster and responsibilities of the bloggers

Last Monday rain-triggered mudslides buried dozens of hillside shanty homes in Chittagong killing at least 134 people. This is just another piece of tragic news that we read everyday. As...

Iran:Censorship becomes worse for internet

Freekeyboard writes [Fa]that he discovered that a site like web resource that provides information about web related issues such as RSS, got filtered.The blogger says censorship becomes worse in Iran.

More on iSummit Dubrovnik 2007

Global Voices author Renata Avila adds another timely update to proceedings at the iCommons Summit in Croatia. There is commentary from non-English speaking sources, which has helped close the information...

Singapore: Ancient Scripts of South East Asia

Noelbynature recommends an exhibition on Malay scripts current being hosted at the National Library in Singapore. “this is indeed a rare opportunity to see the epigraphy of ancient Southeast Asia...

East Timor: Obscure East Timor?

Living Timorously blogs about businesses and individuals who continue disregard East Timor as an independent country.

Vietnam: Food Safety

Saigon Nezumi wonders about the safety of the food in Vietnam. Local newspapers have been reporting on the investigations by authorities on local and import food products.

The English language debate in the Philippines

The government wants English to be the medium of instruction in schools. A group of educators is opposed to this policy, and in fact has petitioned the issue in the...

Gay Pride in Brazil: 3.5 Million March and Government Sponsorship in São Paulo

There are controversies about the exact numbers — estimates range from 3 to 4 million people — but São Paulo's Gay Parade last week probably set a record as the...

Ukraine: Want an “A”? Pay $30!

When Ukrainian news site reported last week that Kyiv street cleaners would be receiving $400 a month beginning this June, a number of readers confessed that they were earning...

Iran:Watch a Film about Ahmadinejad and Tomatoes

Watch this short film on Current to “see why in Iran Ahmadinejad’s reputation hinges on tomatoes?”

China: Where's the disaster relief blogging?

It's monsoon season in China, floods sweep through the south and hundreds of thousands are left homeless. Where's all the local blog coverage?

Korea: Labor Law and E-Land

Last November, the Korean government finally changed the law for irregular workers. To fight discrimination against irregular workers and despotism of companies, the most significant change was to force companies...

Mexico: Taco Recommendation recommends Tacos Betos in Mexico City to get one's fill of “tacos de cochinada.”

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