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· May, 2009

Stories about Politics from May, 2009

Czech Republic: African Czech for European Parliament

The Czech Daily Word writes about an African Czech who is taking part in the race for the European Parliament.

Iran: Khatami answers bloggers’ questions

On Sunday, Mohamad Khatami, the former reformist Iranian president, who is backing Mir Hussein Mousavi's candidacy in the Iranian presidential election, took part in an internet TV programme launched by...

Morocco: Campaigning for the Disenchanted

The electoral campaign for the local council (or communal) elections in Morocco, due in June 12 has started amidst widespread apathy and disenchantment. The debate has been raging over the...

Malaysia: Globalization Dilemma – Educational Progress or Preserving Ethnic Identity?

The teaching of science and mathematics in English implemented in 2003 replaced Malay and other ethnic languages as the medium of teaching instruction in Malaysia. It is set for a...

Mongolia: Wiretapping to be discussed

Bilguun informs the readers that the Mongolian Parliament is to discuss possible changes to the Communications law, which includes legalizing wiretapping of mobile communication for law enforcement purposes.

Bahrain: Swine Flu Arrives

Earlier this week the first case of the new H1N1 flu, or swine flu, was confirmed in Bahrain, arriving with a Bahraini student who had been in New York. Bahrain's...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Remembering Fr. Jean-Juste

Blogger tributes are pouring in for the late Fr. Gérard Jean-Juste, a Haitian Roman Catholic priest who was known by his admirers as a champion of the poor and an...

Trinidad & Tobago: Police Presence

From Trinidad and Tobago, Mauvais Langue cannot believe that “in the year 2009 they [the police] still saying they have no vehicles”, while B.C. Pires takes great pride in the...

Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands: Cruise Control

The popularity of cruises to Caribbean destinations gets Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish thinking about “the overwhelm of the environment, marine and land, that these mega-cities-on-the-sea bring with them.”

Cuba: Sex Change Operations

Repeating Islands notes “that Cuba is reinstating sex-change operations that had previously been banned on the island.”

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Schengen Waived

As Bajan Dream Diary reports that “Barbadians travelling to the European Union will no longer need to obtain the Schengen visa”, Trinidad and Tobago's fake Prime Minister asks: “Since when...

Jamaica, Cuba: Amnesty International Report

Iriegal and Jamaica Salt comment on Amnesty International’s criticism of the Jamaican police force, while Havana Times notes that the organization”recognized…that the US blockade on Cuba has a negative effect...

Zimbabwe: Is Movement for Democratic Change backing down?

Is the Movement for Democractic Change in Zimbabwe backing down?, “In a shocking about face, the MDC told the media yesterday that they could live with Gideon Gono because they...

Morocco: The Blogoma's Journey Continues

Blogging has come a long way in Morocco. From a handful a blogs a few years ago, the blogosphere is now growing rapidly, in three languages. In this post, Anas...

Bahamas: Flooding

Weblog Bahamas republishes an article which addresses the serious impact of flooding on the island.

Haiti: Father Jean-Juste Passes On

HaitiAnalysis.com acknowledges the passing of “Father Jean-Juste, a friend and inspiration for us all.”

Trinidad & Tobago: AG Resigns

Bloggers have their say about the resignation of Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney General. This Beach Called Life: “The AG resigned, bringing with it accusations she wouldn’t tow The Party Line....

Barbados, U.S.A.: Getting the Message

Barbados Free Press is concerned about the conflicting messages being sent regarding the United States’ Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act.

Iran:'Photoland’ and election

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president, informs[fa] us that Mehdi Karroubi‘s supportes have launched a site named ‘Photoland’ where people can publish the photos. The site has proposed Iranians to send...

Colombia: Cyber-Politics for the 2010 Elections

With the Colombian presidential elections set for 2010, the list of candidates has not yet been finalized, but campaigning is well underway. Some candidates have started to use digital tools...

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