1 August 2007

Stories from 1 August 2007

East Timor: Bias in Television Coverage

  1 August 2007

Tumbleweed in Timor Lorosae was pleasantly surprised that a local TV station accused of being biased to a particular party actually aired the news about local students protesting against the station's biased coverage.

Indonesia: Protitution Emergency

  1 August 2007

Indonesia Matters blogs about an umbrella Islamic organization, the Bandung Sin Watch, that is concerned about the scale of prostitution in the Indonesian city of Bandung.

Thailand: The Phallus Shrine

  1 August 2007

Richard Barrow takes to yet another off-the-beaten-track shrine. This particular shrine holds a collection of giant wooden penises that have been left as offerings by devotees.

Thailand: No to Coups

  1 August 2007

Siam Sentinel comments on the news that Thailand's new draft charter is making coups unconstitutional. The blogger finds the news amusing as the current government came into power after a coup.

India: Sanjay Dutt and Law

  1 August 2007

IndieQuill on Sanjay Dutt, a film actor, being convicted and awarded a 6 years sentence, and the reactions of the media and bloggers.

Malaysia: RM100k a month for Blogging

  1 August 2007

Suanie is asking bloggers who earn RM 100K a month to stand up and teach her their blogging tricks. This is after a Malaysian ruling party's information chief accused some bloggers of taking large amount of cash from foreign organisations and writing critical posts about the government.

Israel: Sudanese Refugees – like Darfur, as Auschwitz

Over the past several months, a growing number of Sudanese refugees have been crossing into Israeli territory through the Egyptian desert. The Israeli government has reacted by placing many in detention camps, and is currently considering their fate. Israeli bloggers are questioning their government's actions, comparing the situation to that...

Laos: New Mall and New Food Court

  1 August 2007

The blogger at Lao Cuisine is looking forward to the next trip to Lao in order to check out a new shopping mall and a food court. Lao was one of the more recent South East Asian economies to open up.

Malaysia: Welcoming Blogger's Political Move

  1 August 2007

Unspun welcome blogger Jeff Ooi taking an active role in politics by joining an opposition party in Malaysia. “It will be instructive to see, however, whether he can translate his skills as an outspoken blogger into those of a politician’s. The two skill sets are worlds apart and on can...

Armenia: World Bank and Corruption

  1 August 2007

Despite promises to launch a full investigation into a corruption case, the World Bank has still not sent an investigation team to Armenia. Onnik Krikorian has the background to the story and laments the lack of attention given to these high-profile crimes. Maybe blogs can fill the information void?

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