5 October 2007

Stories from 5 October 2007

India: A day in Calcutta

  5 October 2007

The author of I, Me, Myself finds himself in Calcutta and offers glimpses of the city, even as he compares it to other cities in India.

Burma, India: Midnight Raid

  5 October 2007

An update from Burma on the current situation. “raided many monasteries, they visited house to house around mid-night and picked up whom they suspected as the protest leaders in Rangoon” at Sacred Media Cow.

Russia, Ukraine: Gas, Again

  5 October 2007

Wu Wei writes about the most recent gas conflict between Russia and Ukraine: “Now it is threatening LOUDLY in public to cut off gas to Ukraine (and thus inevitably to Europe eventually) just as a slightly pro-western government might be formed? […] Russia just doesn't get it, does it? That...

  5 October 2007

In a new blog, Neojaponisme, W. David Marx reports on suppressed reports of pedophilia against a well-known Japanese producer, Johnny Kitagawa. It's a good read on the state of the media in Japan.

Guyana: Newspapers online

  5 October 2007

Guyana Providence Stadium compares the websites of the three daily Guyanese newspapers and finds the government-owned paper lacking in savvy.

Barbados: Visiting the Concorde

  5 October 2007

Notes from the Margin reports on a visit to the decommissioned Concorde supersonic jet preserved at the Barbados airport (there were once weekly Concorde flights between London and Barbados).

Barbados: Email snooping?

  5 October 2007

Is the Barbados government reading citizens’ emails looking for evidence of opposition? Barbados Free Press thinks so.

Russia: Corrupt Ethnocracies in North Caucasus

  5 October 2007

Window on Eurasia writes this about violence in the North Caucasus: “… The emergence of corrupt local ethnocracies as ‘the third force’ in this battle has generally passed unnoticed.” Also, according to the deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Nationality Affairs, “the people of Ingushetia no longer feel themselves...

Russia: A Protestant Country?

  5 October 2007

According to Window on Eurasia, “Russia could become a Protestant country, at least in terms of the number of practicing faithful, for a few decades until ongoing demographic developments transform it, at least in its current borders, into a Muslim majority one sometime later in the 21st century.”

Japan: Nova and Teacher Union

  5 October 2007

David Markle from Japan Probe picks up the Nova (English school) financial crisis issue and discusses the need for teachers to join union.

Hong Kong: Where's The Patient's Right?

  5 October 2007

Here is a brief summary of Hegel chong's story in his blog (zh): his father had gone through an operation in a private hospital in Hong Kong and have to stay in the ward for a week. However, because of the construction on top of the building, the patients’ wards...

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