14 August 2007

Stories from 14 August 2007

Iraq: Police Bully Boy

Ala from Iraq recalls a horrifying incident in which a 12-year-old Iraqi child was bullied by police in 1997. The boy ended stabbing a policeman and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Pakistan: On Pakistaniat

  14 August 2007

All Things Pakistan on defining what Pakistaniat means to various individuals. “we ask our readers to share the one thing – a song, an image, a verse, a thought, a quote, a person, anything – that represents their Pakistaniat for them.”

Nepal: Students and Politics

  14 August 2007

UWB! has details of a student clash. “The Maoist affiliated All Nepal National Independent Student Union (ANNISU) beat up Nepali Congress affiliated NSU students in a college in Kathmandu”

KenyaUnlimited: Gigabytes of Voices, Opinions, Knowledge and News

  14 August 2007

Any discussions about the rise and future of online communities in Africa will be incomplete without mentioning KenyaUnlimited, the home of the Kenyan Blogs Webring (KBW) and Kenyan blogs aggregator.KBW turned three years last month. Since its birth, KBW has been able to bring to a global audience gigabytes of voices, opinions, news, knoweldge and debates from the Kenyan blogosphere.

Russia: Ethnic Hate Crime Video

  14 August 2007

Sean's Russia Blog writes about a video of the execution of two ethnic non-Russians by masked figures claiming to be members of a Russian neo-Nazi group. The violent video has been one of the most discussed topics in the Russian blogosphere lately; it's authenticity has not been confirmed yet.

Armenia: Smoking waste

  14 August 2007

Anahide writes about a dump site outside of Yerevan, where unrecycled waste is slowly burning and releases toxic emissions. Thomas of Follow the Way took some pictures of the site.

Kazakhstan: Building a tent

  14 August 2007

Michael Hancock finds “Khan Shatyr” to be a manifestation of the widening gap between rich and poor in Kazakhstan: the huge tent which is being built in the capital Astana at the moment will mainly cater to a growing, but essentially small elite.

Kyrgyzstan: SCO summit

  14 August 2007

Bonnie Boyd writes a comprehensive update on developments in the run-up to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to take place in Kyrgyzstan this week. Meanwhile, Azamat is upset that he can neither buy nor order alcohol in central Bishkek anymore: “Absurdistan!”

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