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· February, 2009

Stories about Politics from February, 2009

26 February 2009

Iraq: Predications and Politics

Pakistan: Sharif Brothers Declared Ineligible For Election Whilst Governor Rule Imposed

The Supreme Court after prolonged hearing of Sharif brothers’ electoral eligibility case, finally declared today that the two leaders of Pakistan's most prominent political party Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz...

25 February 2009

Singapore: Amended law to allow filming of “factual” political rallies

Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events...

Saudi Arabia: Nora Al Faiz Bio

Haiti: Carnival History

Ukraine: Politics on Twitter

Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko has an official Twitter account; his tweets mirror daily schedule announcements and latest news items that are featured on the official website as well. There is...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Injunction

Cuba: BTTR Four

Guyana: Mash 2009

Colombia: Another Illegal Wire Tapping Scandal

The news magazine Semana recently revealed that the "secret police" of Colombia had been illegally wire tapping politicians, journalists, magistrates, intellectuals and even government officials close to President Álvaro Uribe....

Fiji: Samoan PM criticisizes Fiji's government

Bloggers in Fiji and around the Pacific are remarking on recent comments by Samoa’s Prime Minister harshly criticizing Fiji’s military government. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said in an interview that he...

24 February 2009

Cuba: One Year Later

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Freedom of Info

Iran: Students protesting against martyrs re-burial are jailed

Up to 70 students from the Amir Kabir University in Tehran were arrested today, Tuesday 24th of February, while protesting against the re-burial of five anonymous Iran-Iraq War martyrs in...

Kenya: Police harassment of activists

Hong Kong: Defending freedom of speech

On 22 Feb 09, more than a hundred Hong Kong people took on the street to voice out their concerns about the alarming shrinking of freedom of speech in Hong...

Sudan: Mourning a Great Novelist and Musings on the ICC

After a long absence, a number of fascinating Sudanese bloggers, return to the blogosphere to rant, share their thoughts on recent events and vent. They're included in this roundup along...

Indonesia: Clinton visit a “diplomatic success”

Korea: Hillary Clinton's Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Korea. Rather than any other issues, North Korean issues were the major topic. Some people welcomed her on the street, raising signs, “Welcome,...

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

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