· July, 2006

Stories about Law from July, 2006

Armenia: Open Source

Nessuna reports that the opening of Microsoft's representative office and the passage of a new copyright law may encourage the adoption of open source software by Armenian companies.

Much Ado About Lay Fung in Peru

  25 July 2006

The case of “Lay Fung,” [often written “Lay Fun”] a 4-year old Rottweiler watchdog that had been accused of murdering a suspected car thief in the parking lot he was entrusted to watch over, quickly turned into a media sensation throughout Peru and the country's bloggers were eager to voice...

Barbados: Deputy PM and free speech

  21 July 2006

Barbados Free Press comes out strongly against Barbados Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley's call for “the curtailment of free speech” on radio call-in shows and blogs.

Belarus: KGB Letter

TOL's Belarus Blog posts an approximate translation of a letter allegedly written by a group of Belarus KGB officers, which contains “revelations about what happened during the presidential elections and in its aftermath. Not a lot of new information – but the very attempt to drag attention to such anonymous...

African Women: Call for Nominations

  21 July 2006

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the stories and work of 20 women in Africa who embody the essence of leadership, determination, and innovation in addressing social,...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...

DRC: Police Repression at July 11th Demo

  20 July 2006

Le Blog du Congolais writes (Fr):” Kinshasa, June 3oth Boulevard, Tuesday July 11th 2006. The Congolese police, trained and equipped by the European Union, unleashed itself against the 19 presidential candidates to the July 30 elections and the demonstrators of the Front to Defend the Congo (FDC) led by UDPS....

Ethiopia: Call to action

  20 July 2006

Weichegud! calls for action urging the U.S. Congress to vote for the H.R. 5680 bill, “To encourage and facilitate the consolidation of security, human rights, democracy, and economic freedom in Ethiopia.”

China: corpses trade

  19 July 2006

OneManBandWidth discusses the good and the bad side of the news concerning the banning of trade and commercial use of corpses in China.

Bahamas: A drug lord's legacy

  19 July 2006

In light to recent rumours that notorious Colombian drug lord Carlos Lehder was seen partying at a Bahamian resort, Larry Smith discusses Lehder's “Bahamian legacy”: “The bottom line was that one of the world's biggest criminal enterprises, managed by one of the world's highest-profile crooks, was able to operate with...

Haiti: Reporter Jacques Roche Killed a Year Ago

  19 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an article stating (Fr): “To commemorate the first anniversary of the killing of poet and journalist Jacques Roche this July 14, the organization SOS Journaliste organized a forum at Le Plaza Hotel on the theme Security of journalists, impunity and disarmament.”

Haiti: NGOs Financing Violence

  19 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an article stating that (Fr): ” The violence in poor neighborhoods is financed by NGOs operating on the ground according to the Senator of the Ouest Department. Funds destined to development projects in those neighborhoods are being misused to those ends.”

France: The Beginnings of Affirmative Action

  19 July 2006

Says (Fr) France-based Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme about the allegedly affirmative-action induced hiring and debut of Black French newsanchor Harry Roselmack on French national television: “Roselmack's (…) professional competence and the recognition he has earned from his peers is so obvious that even the detractors of affirmative action are starting to...

Russia: “Senseless Brutality” in the Army

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about “senseless brutality” that keeps occuring in the Russian army: “This time one of the victims is 19-year old Radik Habirov from Kazan, who was brought in to a local hospital weighing only 65 pounds and is now in a coma. This is the...

Serbia: Symbols of the 1990s (2)

Viktor of Belgrade Blog posts part 2 of the series about the 1990s in Serbia: “Walking down some streets all you could hear was buzzing and see money switch hands, dinars for deutch marks, deutch marks for dinars, depending on peoples needs. Why buzzing, you may ask yourself. Well, Dileri...

China: How do you say RSS feed in Chinese again?

  18 July 2006

One day soon, when content flow between Chinese and English websites reaches a reciprocal balance, when newspapers, textbooks and bloggers everywhere go bilingual, how well-positioned will you be? It's not an easy question to answer, and keeping a foot firmly planted on the ground on both sides of the fence...

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