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1 August 2007

Stories from 1 August 2007

East Timor: Four Official Languages

Beyond Teresa looks at how East Timor might end up having four official languages and would it too much for a small country.

East Timor: Bias in Television Coverage

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...

Indonesia: Protitution Emergency

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

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

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...

Myanmar: Saving Colonial Buildings

Fifty Viss says an international effort is needed to save Myanmar's colonial buildings.

Malaysia: Commiting a Blog Suicide

Wuching says the best way to kill your own blog is to start writing paid posts.

Singapore: Battle of the Classifieds

Rana looks at the recent history of two biggest media companies in Singapore and how classified ads forms the latest battleground for the two companies.

India: Sanjay Dutt and Law

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

Iran:Portugal and Safavid Persia

In Pars Arts we read that there will be a conference in Washington D.C,from September 7-9, about exchanges between Portugal and Safavid Persia.The Safavids ruled the Iranian empire from 1502...

Nepal: Wireless man of Myagdi

United We Blog! on Mahabir Pun winning the Magsaysay – calling him the wireless man of Myagdi.

India: Prisoner of War, WW2

My Himachal has the account of an Indian Prisoner of War during World War 2.

Pakistan: Counterfeit

The Pakistani Spectator on counterfeit currency, despite the change in currency notes last year.

Malaysia: RM100k a month for Blogging

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...

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...

Laos: New Mall and New Food Court

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...

Malaysia: Welcoming Blogger's Political Move

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...

Indonesia: No to Foreign Talent

Unspun blogs about Indonesian Vice President Yusuf Kalla's call to stop employing foreign consultants and employees in the government sector.

Cambodia: Bloggers Conference

Khmerak posts information about the upcoming Blogger's conference in Cambodia.

Uzbekistan: Uzbeks abroad

Jamiyat collects some media mentions of Uzbeks abroad and finds that almost all of them are highly negative.

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