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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

Tanzania: Election trip

  12 October 2005

Arjen Westra takes a trip around Tanzania ahead of elections on Oct. 30, listening to men talk politics and drink coffee in some of the country's political hotspots.

Malaysia: Sniffer dogs in KL

  12 October 2005

Jeff Ooi reports that police with sniffer dogs made an appearance at a commuter station on the Putraline of the capital's light rail system. Commenters to the post say this was a security exercise.

Zimbabwe: Just say no

  12 October 2005

Sokwanele blogs about a petition entitled “No Shaking Hands With Mugabe” to be presented to Britain's Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street Wednesday, urging Tony Blair to bring up the problems in Zimbabwe at the United Nations Security Council.

China: Blogspot unblocked

  12 October 2005

Danwei reports that Chinese Web users now have access to Blogspot blogs and the Google cache, but suspects the move is a result of more efficient blocking using “forbidden” keywords.

China: Taishi village backlash

  12 October 2005

ESWN translates reaction from the Chinese-language blogosphere, notably from mainland Chinese journalist Michael Anti, on the reporting by Guardian reporter Benjamin Joffe-Walt of the attack on Hubei lawmaker Lu Banglie in Taishi village earlier this week.

Sudan: Camps overwhelmed

  12 October 2005

“There are so many people fleeing from the new attacks on villages that all we can do is scramble to keep up with registrations and emergency distributions for the new arrivals,” writes an exhausted Sleepless in Sudan in a hastily penned post from her Darfur internally displaced persons (IDP) camp....

Indonesia: Just around the Riverbend

  12 October 2005

Nad's Notes speculates on the Ulysses Awards for Reportage, wondering why so many contenders are writing about war and other horrors, and tipping the blog Baghdad Burning as a likely winner.

Zimbabwe: Senate debate

  12 October 2005

Senior pro-democracy political adviser Eddie Cross writes on The Zimbabwean Pundit about the debate now ensuing among the Movement for Democratic Change about whether to fight elections to an upper house they never agreed with in the first place.

China: Xinhua unveiled

  11 October 2005

Simon World picks up on a new report from Reporters Without Borders (RSF) about the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, which it says is one of the world's largest official propaganda machines.

Malaysia: Quake debate

  11 October 2005

Jeff Ooi rounds up, from a Malaysian perspective, the relief effort in the wake of the South Asian earthquake.

Philippines: How many bloggers?

  11 October 2005

Yuga takes issue with a recent estimate from the Blog Herald that there are around 75,000 bloggers in the Philippines, promising to come up with some more credible numbers.

Indonesia: Bombing theory deconstructed

  11 October 2005

Paras Indonesia posts a long essay deconstructing prevailing views of Bali as the “natural” location for Islamist suicide bombers to attack Western tourists in their reactions against the forces of imperialism. Kemal Taruc writes: “Many people may choose their preferred explanation as long as they can have peace in their...

China: Lu Banglie beating

  11 October 2005

AsiaPundit defends his fellow hack Benjamin Joffe-Walt, saying the Guardian correspondent isn't reponsible for the beating of Hubei lawmaker Lu Banglie in the southern Chinese village of Taishi. But he also reports some of the angrier comments in the blogosphere and among other foreign journalists that are circulating about his...

Liberia: Presidential elections

  11 October 2005

Liberians vote for a new president, and Chippla says that “an election in West Africa should be a thing of joy.” Who could have imagined this only two years ago when the dictator Charles Taylor was still in power, he muses.

Senegal: Migrants deported

  11 October 2005

Black Looks reports on the expulsion by Spanish authorities of a number of Senegalese migrant workers to Morocco. The move, which she says is illegal, has put the men at risk of further hardship and brutality. “The migrants are now trapped and cornered like hunted animals between the Moroccan desert...

South Africa: Bad night in Jo'burg

  11 October 2005

commentary.co.za posts an anonymous report about the incompetence of the Johannesburg police when answering an emergency call in which a child was at risk from a knife-wielding drunk, sparking debate and some recognition in the comments section.

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