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26 December 2007

Stories from 26 December 2007

The First Six Months of Rising Voices

As we all get ready to enter 2008, Rising Voices celebrates its first six months of existence. It is time to step back, reflect on where we've come and think...

Armenia: Corrupt Politics

Martuni or Bust reminds it readers that the former judge now turned radical opposition activist as the February 2008 presidential election in Armenia draws closer has a few skeletons in...

Brazil: Open Source Living

“In less than five days, a personal list of “open source” software has become a huge archive that everyone must bookmark”. Antonio Granado [pt] reports on the Open Source Living...

Sri Lanka: Being Tami

groundviews on the experience of being Tamil in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Churches in Pakistan

All Things Pakistan wishes its readers on Christmas, and links to one of their old posts with photographs of churches in Pakistan.

Nepal: On Democracy

Bahas on the current political scenario – commenting on consensus and democracy.

India: Photographs from abroad

Glimpses of life abroad in the 70s (or so) at Sepia Mutiny. Beautiful photographs.

Iran:”A Weak Government”

Digital Klashinkov,Iran based blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that Ahmadinejad's government is a weak one and is in trouble for its economic policy. The blogger adds, recently, for the first time,...

Tajikistan: Students not allowed to drive cars

Vadim's post is about the Tajikistan president's order to strictly punish – right up to expulsion from the schools – students that are driving cars in the country.

Kazakhstan: Dangerous Places

Marat posts some analysis on where it is more dangerous to live in our country in the cities or in the rural areas of Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan: Tribal Law

Mohammad Fahim Khairy reports on a shocking case — resident of Paktia province of southern Afghanistan shaved his wife’s head, cut it her nose and ears by a knife and...

Saudi Arabia: Free Fouad Update

The leading Saudi blogger, Fouad Alfarhan, who has been arrested in Jeddah on December 10, 2007 for exercising his freedom of speech on his popular blog alfarhan.org has sent a...

Chile: Apology for Transantiago

Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos offered up an apology for the controversial public transport system Transantiago that has received plenty of criticism. Notas Al Margen [es] provides thoughts on this...

Costa Rica: Christmas Reflections

Costa Rican blogger Julia Ardón provides a reflection on “why she likes Christmas [es]“.

Peru: The Disappearance of Aymara Language?

Utero de Marita [es] discusses a statement made by director of the National Culture Institute, who predicted that the indigenous language Aymara will disappear in the next seven years in...

Mexico: The Year in Review in Monterrey

What happened in Monterrey, Mexico during 2007? Ocho Cuartos [es] provides a look back.

Guatemala: Christmas Eve

La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo explains how Guatemalans spend Christmas Eve or “Noche Buena”.

Bolivia: Commercial Activity at Christmas

Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] writes about holiday traditions and commercial activity in El Alto, Bolivia.

China: Bird Nest National Stadium Recycling

The Olympic national stadium, ‘Bird nest’, has some leftover construction material to be recycled. Wangxiaofeng gives a list of suggestions for the recycling plan: ashtray, toilet bowl and bra (zh).

China: Outraged Students Crushing Car

Sohu forum posted a witness report on a mass incident at Nankai University at Christmas Eve: A car crashed with a bicycle in the university campus, the car owner demanded...

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