9 October 2007

Stories from 9 October 2007

Russia, U.S.: Satender Singh's Murder

  9 October 2007

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about the murder of Satender Singh in Lake Natoma, California, allegedly by two Russian-speaking men, one of whom, Andrei Vusik, is still at large – and, likely, in Russia: “Contact the Moscow bureau of the FBI and demand that they pressure the Russian authorities to...

India: Rediscovering Che

  9 October 2007

a reader's words on rediscovering Che Guevara. “I finally found Che in The Motorcycle Diaries, in the deep humanism of a 23 year old student, as frightened by a pair of a cat’s eyes in the night as anyone else in his place would be.”

Bangladesh: Bloggers protest internet user profiling

  9 October 2007

It all started when an exclusive report from E-Bangladesh exposed a memo of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) which instructed 72 Internet Service Providers (ISP) of Bangladesh to submit their individual client details and their usage details. E-Bangladesh also revealed that raids have been carried out in innocent individual users’...

India: Marriage and Battles

  9 October 2007

Heartcrossings on picking one's battles when it comes to relationships. “To her, intelligent women like Mrs. Sharma know to pick their battles and that’s the reason they survive in their flawed and imperfect marriages.”

Nepal: Referendum Politics

  9 October 2007

United We Blog! on the consequences of a referendum in Nepal. “Referendum would be a step backward from where we are now and many steps backward from results of the Constituent Assembly elections.”

Zimbabwe: What is 200,000 Zimbabwean dollars?

  9 October 2007

Edward Popoola asks, “how much is $200,000 worth?”: The same amount in Zimbabwe (the Zimbabwean dollars) is nothing but a worthless, piece of paper that amounts to like a 100 Nigerian Naira. Well, maybe not so worthless, it would get you a drop of water in a country plagued by...

Swaziland: Swazi culture 101

  9 October 2007

A short post on Back to Swaziland blog about Swazi culture: “While we were waiting for lunch to be ready, because you can only take uncooked food for the chief and it is prepared by his family, the chief showed us around is residence. It was a privilege to be...

Blogger Flees Uganda After Threats

  9 October 2007

Controversial Uganda blogger, Dennis Matanda caused a stir last month with a post on his blog under the title “How to Be Dead.” The post chronicled the radio show, ensuing threats and frightening act of vandalism leading up to his flight from Uganda, a decision met with a mixture of support, bemusement and skepticism by his fellow blogren.

Japan: Sumo Wrestler Bullied To Death

  9 October 2007

Recently a Sumo wrestler was beaten seriously by his colleague and the wrestler eventually died. W. Anthony Malcolm from Japan Probe tried to give more background on Sumo training in Japan.

Hong Kong: We Are Ready For 2012

  9 October 2007

Rebuild Hong Kong has appropriated the Beijing Olympic 2008 theme song for 2012 universal suffrage movement in Hong Kong. The music video is up at Youtube.

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