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· March, 2007

Stories about Politics from March, 2007

Cambodia: SMS blocked During Elections

Mungkol in Cambodia says blocking of mobile SMS during the elections is funny and unreasonable.

Bangladesh: The death of a Grandfather

Sajeeb Wazed (also the grandson of one of Bangladesh's founding fathers – Sheikh Mujibur Rehman) writes an account of the killing of his grandfather and other family members due to...

Russia: Photos of Grozny

Earlier this week, I linked to LJ user kunstkamera‘s photos from Grozny, Chechnya. (Warning: bandwidth intensive.) Below are some of the comments and kunstkamera‘s own remarks, translated from Russian. gematogen:...

Kyrgyzstan: Trouble Brewing

At Registan.net, Teo Kay shares some the political cartoons about Central Asia he co-created for an English-language newspaper distributed in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

India: Reservations, Law, Bollywood and Peanuts

So far this month the major topic of discussion in virtual India was the world cup cricket match in the West Indies. Now that India was unceremoniously bowled out of...

Cuba: Fidel's Blog?

“The blogosphere is certainly growing!” (ES) declares mi isla al mediodia (tongue firmly in cheek) as he notes that Fidel Castro has written an “entry” in his “blog” (ie, Granma,...

Twits and wits: Malawian bloggers on new technologies, nature, myths, Zimbabwe, and a hard work ethic

Since the last Malawi roundup, the Malawian blogosphere has continued to be abuzz with posts announcing new technologies, news on Internet-based radios, existing radio stations going online, stories about farming...

Bermuda: Presidential Motorcade

A Politics.bm reader writes in, comparing presidential motorcades to “children playing dress up.”

Ukraine, Belarus: Chernobyl

MoldovAnn attends the opening of a photo exhibition of Belarus-based American photographer Kristina Brendel, held at the Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv; she discovers that the Belarusian government's treatment of the...

Russia: Lenin, A Collector's Item

“Thus, what is so fascinating about the cult of Lenin is the efforts of an atheist regime to create a kind of religion for political control,” writes Darkness at Noon...

Anguilla: Constitutional Reform

Don Mitchell at Corruption-Free Anguilla was invited by the Members of the House of Assembly to lead them through the Report of the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Commission as Anguilla...

Venezuela: Constitutional Battle Over Chavez's Reelection

Miguel Octavio on “the looming Constitutional battle over Chavez poposal to allow his indefinite reelection.”

Armenia: Targeting Students

At the CRD/TI Armenian Election Mointor 2007, a student from Yerevan writes about how the Prosperous Armenia party targets students.

Saudi Arabia: Jailed Activists

Saudi-American blogger and journalist Rasheed Abou-Alsamh discusses whether a number of jailed Saudi citizens are terrorists or political activists.

Russia: Beggars and More

Darkness at Noon continues with the discussion of the Russian street beggars: La Russophobe guest-blogs around the issue; bloggers discuss the post in the comments.

Estonia: New Coalition Government

Vilhelm Konnander reports on Estonia's new coalition government.

Russia: Nashi Site Blocked

Strangely, no one from outside Russia can access the site of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi, reports Sean's Russia Blog.

Russia: Politkovskaya

Sean's Russia Blog reports on no progress in the investigation of Anna Politkovskaya's death. (Also, Sean mentions that Politkovskaya's last – posthumous – book is coming out in May.)

Algeria: Iran's Standoff

Algerian blogger Nouri links to an article which sums up his thoughts on Iran's conflict with the West. He even gives us his commentary here. “Had the Iranians not just...

Ukraine: New Foreign Minister

Ukrainiana writes about Ukraine's new 32-year-old minister of foreign affairs.

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