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· March, 2006

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2006

Bahrain: Ship Disaster

Beside the deepest condolences expressed by Bahrain bloggers to the families who have lost relatives and friends in the catastrophic ship disaster, for Amira, this toke away the excitement of...

Moroccan Arabic blogs opt for the sarcasme and CAIR dare to defend a Christian convert

Moroccan bloggers who choose to blog in another language(Arabic) than Arabic are facing a new wave of criticism(Arabic). “Why don't you blog in Arabic?” (French) Is a question they had...

China: Detained Activist Released

Zeng Jinyan, wife of AIDS activist Hu Jia—detained last month during a nation-wide hunger strike in protest at the government's alleged hiring of thugs in February to beat up a...

This week in Israel: today is election day

Voting in the Israeli elections. Tel Aviv, March 28. (Photo by Lisa Goldman. Click to enlarge.) Israelis go to the polls to elect a new government today. The media have...

DRC: Kabila's Rwandan Ties Questioned

Renouveau Congolais posts (FR) a picture in which DRC transitional president and presidential candidate Joseph Kabila allegedly stands to the right of Rwandan General Paul Kagame during the 1994 Rwandan...

11 Quakes Hit Southern Iran

Early Saturday morning (at approximately 07 GMT), an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8, struck in Southern Iran, as measured by the USGS. With the given depth of 44 km...

Bolivia: Terrorism?

Miguel Bitrago writes about last night's explosions in La Paz, which are being called “terrorist attacks”. Eduardo Ávila, with the help of Jonathan Olguin has done some investigating on the...

Belarus: Radio Liberty Reports Violence Against Protesters

LJ user l_u_f_t posts a Radio Liberty report (BEL) claiming that the police are beating up protesters who are going down into the subway to go home and then return...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (9)

LJ user lipski writes (RUS) that two groups of around 1,000 people total remain on the square: one group guards the electricity generator and audio equipment, another is by the...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (7)

LJ user maty has posted (RUS) March 20 photos from Oktyabrskaya Sq. More to be posted soon.

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (6)

LJ user maty reports (BEL): “Milinkevich has had negotiations with the police. The police has allowed people to stay at the square. People are chanting “Police With the People” and...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (5)

LJ user lipski reports (RUS) that the riot police demand to turn off the music playing at the square at 11 p.m.; opposition leaders have agreed. People are still encouraged...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (4)

Opposition leaders have declared the March 19 election a coup and are demanding to cancel the results, reported lipski (RUS) a while ago. Also, Milinkevich has asked everyone to stay...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (3)

LJ user samuel_smith reports (RUS): people are leaving because it's cold; a Ukrainian LJ user advises to put something underneath the tents to make them warmer – on the photos,...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (2)

According to LJ user l_u_f_t (RUS), people from the regions are beginning to arrive and five tents have been set up at Oktyabrskaya Sq. already. LJ user samuel-smith writes (RUS)...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (1)

LJ user lipski reports (RUS) from Oktyabrskaya Sq. in Minsk for the second night in a row: weather's good; the square's not blocked; politically active young people decided not to...

Free Hao Wu!

On March 22nd it will be one month since filmmaker and Global Voices Northeast Asia Editor Hao Wu was detained without charge. We appeal to the Chinese government for Hao...

Belarus: Protesters Are Leaving the Square

LJ user lipski reports (RUS): “People are leaving the square en masse. The reasons: audibility is poor (people do not understand why they are standing there, what is being said...

Belarus: 15,000 People Gather in Minsk to Support Opposition

LJ user lipski reports (RUS) from Minsk where some 15,000 people have gathered to support the opposition: “The rally's taking place on the steps outside the Trade Unions Palace. Milinkevich...

Belarus: Non-Stop Blogging of Election News

Andrei Khrapavitski (ENG) and LJ user Wolni (BEL, RUS) intend to do non-stop blogging of the news from today's presidential election in Belarus. Another blog to follow is br23 blog...

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