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Luisetta Mudie · October, 2005

A freelance journalist based in the U.K. Special interests: China, cross-cultural dialogue, languages, religion, Jung, collective change.

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Latest posts by Luisetta Mudie from October, 2005

Indonesia: International Muslims

Jakartass writes about being a Westerner who converted to Islam to marry his wife, and posts an e-mail he received about a charity drive at Ramadan from the Jakarta International...

Vietnam: Foreign-backed J-programs

Vietnam Journalism notes the rapid proliferation in recent years of journalism training programs backed by foreign institutions, but laments that “a number of participants of these courses just go to...

China: Ground control to Major Yang

Yeohaeng Ilgi is in Beijing, watching endless media coverage of the launch of the Shenzhou VI spacecraft in a spooky re-run of 1950s space fever.

Indonesia: Why blog?

Must be something in the blogowaters. A. Fatih Syuhud, an Indonesian student based in India, is also moved to share his blogger's philosophy.

China: Trust no-one

ESWN shares his philosophy of blogging, China reporting and critical thinking, saying that no-one gets a monopoly on the ‘truth’, whatever their credentials, especially where this ‘thing’ called China is...

Uganda, Nigeria: Birthday reflections

Black Looks takes the opportunity of Uganda's 43rd anniversary (and Nigeria's 45th) to reflect on how little progress has been made in the area of human rights.

South Africa: AIDS quackery

commentary.co.za reports on revelations that a couple of AIDS patients apparently thriving on a patent medicine issued by the “Rath foundation”, were in fact taking anti-retroviral medication all the time.

Zimbabwe: MDC controversy

Zimpundit has more on the current debate with Zimbabwe opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change over whether or not to contest the forthcoming senate elections. “I think this might...

Sudan: Spotlight on Darfur 2

Coalition for Darfur calls on bloggers around the world to contribute simple posts, detailed essays, briefings or constructive criticism of nation-states, groups and individuals involved to Catez Stevens’ Spotlight on...

Sub-Saharan Africa: Roll out the barrel

Timbuktu Chronicles profiles a low-tech innovation that could help many poor families who lack easy access to clean water–the Hippo Roller.

Uganda: Court issues warrants

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for the alleged perpetrators of atrocities in Uganda, Human Rights Watch reports, calling on governments to help bring about the prompt arrest...

Myanmar (Burma): Internet censorship

“It probably comes as no surprise that as far as Internet censorship goes, the Burmese junta is one of the most restrictive in the world,” writes Burma Underground, citing a...

Cambodia: Football crazy

ThaRum writes about the growing popularity of European football (soccer) in East Asia, including Cambodia, saying that names like Beckham and Owen are big brand names as well as players.

Thailand: Vegetarian festival

Thai-Blogs posts a long essay with photos on the religious and cultural significance of the Thai vegetarian festival to the kingdom's Chinese community.

Indonesia: Bali sentence reduced

BaliBlog reports on the reduction to 15 from 20 years of the jail term handed down by a Denpasar court to Australian national Schapelle Corby, convicted of smuggling marijuana into...

Indonesia: Corruption charges

Jakartass says the suspension from duty of Indonesian Chief Justice Bagir Manan “could well be an event of cataclysmic importance in the burgeoning democracy of Indonesia”. Meanwhile, Indonesia Today reports...

China: Taishi update

ESWN once more rounds up commentary in the China-related blogosphere to recent events in Taishi village, Guangdong province, especially the Guardian‘s report on the beating of Lu Banglie. And Sun...

Uganda: Malaria outreach

Uganda-CAN reports that malaria outreach programs will be extended to northern Uganda, especially internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the strife-torn region.

Zimbabwe: Back from the dead

Sokwanele tells the story of “Themba”, a Zimbabwean man whose beating at the hands of a group of youths nearly killed him–but didn't.

Nigeria: Poem for R.S. Thomas

Molara Wood posts a poem written for Welsh poet R.S. Thomas by Nigerian poet Tade Ipadeola.

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