Stories about Law from April, 2007
Bangladesh: The Politics of Exile
The Bangladeshi blogosphere heated up reacting to the drama of the process of exiling the two powerful lady politicians of Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina Wazed and Begum Khaleda Zia crowned the center stage in Bangladesh politics in the past few decades. They spearhead two different ideologies in Bangladesh, which instead of...
Dubai: Ministries Hindering Development
Dubai-based Keefieboy agrees with Dubai strongman Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoom that the Ministries of Education, Justice and Labour “are hindering the development of the UAE rather than helping it and they need a wholesale re-evaluation of what their roles should be and how they should go about doing...
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Cyber Crimes
Abeni is impressed by the swift action of the St. Vincent Police Force in dealing with cyber-culprits who have allegedly been doctoring photos of young Vincentian girls and sending pornographic material out over the Internet.
Iraq: Oil Law Threats
Iraq's new oil law threatens to tear apart the war-torn country even further, writes Raed Jarrar. “The law threatens Iraq unity through decentralizing the major authorities related to petroleum operations. Many Iraqis view the law as an “Iraq separation fund”. Many observers this that a number of Iraqi separatist leaders,...
Egypt: Worldwide Free Kareem Rallies
World-wide rallies to pressure the Egyptian government to free jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman are being planned on April 27, announces Free Kareem. “While we appreciate the support provided by organizations worldwide, everyone is participating first and foremost as a civilian, not necessarily as a member of a particular...
Egypt: El Attar Guilty
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia closes the last chapter on discussions about an Egyptian-Canadian accused of spying for Israel by declaring that El Attar is guilty. “The 15 years in jail is the maximum punishment for espionage in time of Peace , where as in time of war it can reach to...
China: Blame Canada?
Google seizes up before any results appear in a search for 'Celil,' 'Canada' (in Chinese) and '2007,' fitting given that a proxified search turns up no Chinese language media reports from websites that can be readily viewed within China. It's a different story, as usual, for a Google search which includes the word blog.
Hong Kong: Internet Article 23
A group of netizens have organized a new BBS forum: article23.net. The organizers compared the proposal in the government digital copyright consultation as the notorious article 23 in Basic Law which led to half a milion people demonstration in 2003. The BBS forum is to share information concerning digital copyright...
France: New Law for Monitoring the Internet
How do you say Big Brother in French? Guadeloupe Attitude writes about a new law (Fr) requiring French telephone, mobile and internet service providers to save all usage records so that they can be turned over to the police “at will.”
Tanzania: dual citizenship debate
Metty weighs in on dual citizenship debate in Tanzania: “Just a little further, globalization means mobility of labor and resources. Isn’t that’s why Tanzania is trying to lure foreign investors? If that is the case then, fear of foreign “invasion”, which has been cited as reason against dual citizenship, is...
Russia: “Protesting the Protesters”
Scraps of Moscow links to a few anti-opposition pieces and observes: “Of course this is not a real, capable, popular opposition. Of course Putin is supported by the majority of Russians, with some justification given Russia's recent economic good fortune. But none of this means that people engaged in a...
Ukraine: More on Suzanna Stanik
Foreign Notes has more on the corruption scandal involving Judge Suzanna Stanik.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about the people viewed as “extremists” by the current regime.
Barbados: Domestic Violence
“The ‘couple’ who everyone knows were at it again a few nights ago. Screaming, yelling, throwing. Kids crying, doors slamming.” Barbados Free Press wonders if anything can really be done about the issue of domestic violence.
Bahrain: Minister Withdraws Case Aganist Municipal Councillor
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif says Bahrain's Electricity and Water Minister withdrew a case he lodged against a Municipal Councillor, following mediation. “This is good news of course. Apart from the fact that – in an impartial judicial system – there is no way that the minister would win this...
Russia: Listening In On the Police; St. Pete Rally
Garry Kasparov’s aide, LJ user abstract2001, has posted recordings of the walkie-talkie conversations of riot police officers deployed for the opposition’s Dissenters’ Marches in Moscow on April 14 and in St. Petersburg on April 15. Also, below are some links to photos and text from the rally in St. Petersburg, which ended with the riot police attacking peaceful protesters.
Russia: Shell's Sakhalin II “Fiasco”
Robert Amsterdam writes about Shell's Sakhalin II “fiasco” and the maze of the Russian energy investment politics.
Russia: Reactions to Virginia Tech
Sean's Russia Blog and Lyndon's Scraps of Moscow examine the reaction of the Russian media and bloggers to the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Ukraine: Kyiv Developments
Foreign Notes and Ukrainiana run brief summaries of the recent developments in Ukraine; Abdymok.net posts a picture of riot police near the Central Election Committee: it may appear that Kyiv has begun to resemble Moscow.
China: Reactions to the Virginia Tech slayings
While most Chinese shared the horror and grief following the slayings at Virginia Tech, one prominent blogger asks why so little attention was paid to two similar tragedies which also took place this week in China.
Slovenia: “Stay Away from Media Temple!”
The Glory of Carniola gets cheated by his web hosting company, which prompts a number of fellow-bloggers from the region to start the “Stay Away from Media Temple!” campaign.