And with this morning's dropping of the writ, CTV has unveiled its election site. Yes, there will be blogging there. If you want to revisit the polling “fiasco” of 2004, and why it could happen again, read my feature.
To see what I mean by that, click here.
The Beeb's backgrounder on Central Asia's 'stans' — Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, and my personal favourite — Turkmenistan! (there's also a complete Central Asia indepth page.) I would like to visit Turkmenistan and North Korea back-to-back, just to see which one is the weirder cult-of-personality state.
A former Texan, raised on a ranch and and a one-time hunter, is the new editor of Harper's Magazine, the erudite, foundation-supported journal of ideas. An excerpt: Harper's Magazine is an intellectual hothouse that tends to grow its own. The magazine will announce today that Roger D. Hodge, 38, will succeed Lewis H. Lapham as [...]
Ah, the dark side of citizen journalism: You do the work, we keep all the rights and profit. This Media Guardian article airs complaints about the Telegraph in the UK with respects to rights-grabbing. An excerpt: The Daily Telegraph's plan to encourage readers to send in pictures taken on cameras and mobile phones has come [...]
Club soda and tonic water come in similar-looking containers and are in fact similar-looking fluids. However, they taste quite different. Make sure your literacy skills are sufficient to distinguish between the labeling describing the two different products. If they are not, swallow your pride and ask a clerk for assistance. Otherwise, you might find yourself swallowing [...]
This BBC interactive is predicated on the fact that 12 Latin American countries will be having elections between November and the end of 2006. Find it here.
The European Union's top justice official has issued a warning that any member state found to be hosting a secret CIA jail could lose its voting rights. An excerpt from the BBC story: Franco Frattini said the consequences would be “extremely serious” if reports of such prisons turned out to be true. This comes amid [...]
Opposition MPs, mainly the Bloc Quebecois, have been pestering the government about possible CIA-linked flights in Canada. An excerpt from a CP story via the London Free Press: The government says if there's evidence CIA-controlled planes are involved in illegal activities in Canada, the matter will be raised with the United States. Foreign Affairs Minister [...]
My friend Stevie Cameron has had a rough few years. As befits one of this country's finest investigative reporters, she went after big game — stories like possible corruption in the Airbus and Eurocopter deals. The Airbus/Eurocopter saga got her in some difficulty. Those difficulties became very newsworthy to The Globe and Mail — much [...]