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23 September 2007

Stories from 23 September 2007

Peru: Fujimori Extradited to Face Charges

After a lengthy process, the Chilean judicial system ruled that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori would be extradited to face charges of corruption and human rights abuses. When news of...

Ukraine: The Language Issue

Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions is pushing for a referendum on granting Russian official status as a national language, in addition to Ukrainian. Below is a selection of views...

Russia: Conference on Renewable Energy Sources

Web 2.0. is finally coming to the Balkans: SeminarskiRad.com, a portal based on the share principle and offering free resources to Serbian students, has become really popular very quickly. A...

Lebanon: Language Differentiating Islamic Movements

Bech raises this question among others: “Is there something that differentiates Islamic movements from other movements?“ And he answers, tentatively: “The difference is in the language used as representative of...

Lebanon: Politically Apathetic

I am politically apathetic.I prefer this to being engaged in a political party whose leaders will deceive me, double-cross their ideals and sell their martyrs to the highest bidder… declares...

Turkey: access WordPress blog with WordPrexy

Great Firewall of Turkey activists launched WordPrexy.com project to make Turkish blogs hosted on WordPress.com accessible.

Singapore: Asian Horror Movies

Yznw, A horror movie fan in Singapore has a lowdown on couple of required plot elements in Asian horror movies.

Vietnam: Ignoring Myanmar

Diacritic highlights the protests happening in Myanmar and wants Vietnam to distance itself from Myanmar. In recent years Vietnam has increased its contacts with Myanmar.

Vietnam: Installing Linux

Saigon Nezumi, who is promoting open source in Vietnam, is pleased that his student was able to install Ubuntu Linux on his computer by himself.

Brazil: Atlantic forest may recover

A research by the French Institut de Recherche Pour le Développement (IRD) and the University of São Paulo suggests that “despite being reduced to just 8 percent of its original...

Brazil: Google Bombing the Senate

The president of Brazil's Senate, Renan Calheiros, has been recently absolved over accusations of graft in a 40-to-35 secret ballot vote in the Senate House. The accusation against Calheiros was...

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