New Featured Resources

These resources have been selected from the most recent additions to our catalog. They have been selected based on the diverse geographical and topical breadth they represent, along with the high quality, original content they provide. Please feel free to visit these resources.

IBON Foundation Inc.
This resource focusing on socio-economic issues, presents information on the Foundation organization with the Databank and Research Center, Partnership in Education for Development, People's Education Resource Center, Media Education, Institute of Political Economy, and International Networking Program. Information about its publications with some full-text publications.

Country/Region: Philippines
Language: Language

Radio Free Asia
Created in 1996 with funding from the United States government to promote US ideals in countries that "lack the freedom and expression that is called for in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." The private, non-profit corporation broadcasts pro-democracy news and information. The site includes information about RFA and its history, program schedule, and full-text of news stories which are archived and searchable.

Country/Region: Asia
Language: English / Burmese / Chinese / English / Khmer / Korean / Lao / Tibetan / Uighur / Vietnamese
On-line edition of alternative monthly journal dealing with issues of social concern and human development ignored by mainstream media. Provides links and resources to volunteer organizations and other Web sites. Archived since January 1999.

Country/Region: India
Language: English

Il gun
This site is dedicated to news about the Turkmen minority in Iran. Il Gün is an online journal published four times a year in Persian and Turkmen covering a variety of topics. The journal is published out of Germany. The journal is published in PDF format from December 1997. Turkmen is in Latin script.

Country/Region: Iran
Language: Persian / Turkmen
Official website of the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani. Features biography, list of works, Q&A, and extensive rulings on Islamic law and Hajj rituals as interpreted by Sistani.

Country/Region: Iraq
Language: Arabic / English / French / Persian / Urdu

Official portal to East Timor government information. Presents links to East Timor ministries and agencies, and includes the text of the constitution, region profiles and news headlines.

Country/Region: East Timor
Language: English

Ha Noi Medical University
Established in 1902 by the French colonial government, Ha Noi Medical University, Vietnam, was said to be the first university formed after a Western model in the Indochinese peninsula. The website provides information on the university (including a comprehensive history of development), programs, departments, offices, scientific activities and research, and news.

Country/Region: Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese / English

Tibet Heritage Fund
Tibet Heritage Fund (THF) is an international non-profit organization working primarily to preserve Tibet's traditional architecture. THF is a member of the Lhasa Old City Protection Working Group and so offers a database with information and photos of 100 buildings in Lhasa. The sight also has interactive and downloadable maps, panorama pictures of Lhasa on Quicktime and information on the basic structure of historic Tibetan buildings. There is also an introduction to the city of Lhasa, including its history.

Country/Region: Tibet
Language: English / Tibetan / Chinese

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Regional institution that promotes and facilitates research and knowledge about the ecosystem and living standards in the Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountain ranges. The site presents extensive information about the area's agriculture, environment, living conditions, societies, with a focus on sustainable development in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Includes documents (in .ZIP format), annual reports, photos, and newsletters.

Country/Region: Pakistan
Language: English

Nihon no furuhon ya
This site offers information about Japanese used books and Japanese used bookstores. It provides listings of resources from current popular comics to special old books such as manuscripts and wood block prints made during the Warring State Period in Japan. This site includes 500 book dealers and more than 2 million book data.

Country/Region: Japan
Language: Japanese


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