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· May, 2012

Stories about Politics from May, 2012

27 May 2012

Eritrea: Visit Eritrea Blog

Egypt: The Resurrection of Ahmed Shafiq

The initial results of the first stage of the Egyptian presidential election indicate that Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq will take part in the runoff vote. There has been widespread...

Iran: Deprivation of Medical Care Jeopardizes Blogger’s Life

26 May 2012

Bulgaria: President's Gift to Pope Provokes Questions

Bulgarian netizens are discussing their President's gift to the Pope: a gilded egg that seems "bigger than the President and the Pope combined." Ruslan Trad translates some of the jokes...

Cuba: The State of Human Rights

The recent request for information by the United Nations‘ Committee Against Torture with regard to alleged abuses in Cuba has got bloggers talking about the human rights situation on the...

Africa: Hands Off Africa Event in London

Syria: UN Report Shows Powerlessness of Observer Mission

Egypt: No, the Revolution is Not Over

On May 23 and 24, the eyes of the whole world were once again on Egypt as the country held its first presidential election after the huge popular uprising that...

Azerbaijan: Rewriting The Geopolitical Narrative

Zimbabwe: On “Look East Policy”

25 May 2012

Mexico: #YoSoy132, the Beginning of the Mexican Spring?

The visit of presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto to the Iberoamericana University was marked with protests by students who rebuked the candidate in several occasions. This, along with the media...

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Sex Issues

Trinidad & Tobago: Government Partnership a Leaky Ship?

A handful of Trinidadian bloggers seem disillusioned with the People's Partnership government and are being rather vocal about their reasons - especially in light of the country's upcoming 50th anniversary...

Azerbaijan: More Arrests Despite ‘Eurovision Effect’

On the eve of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Azerbaijan, police in Baku, the capital, have arrested dozens of pro-democracy activists protesting against human...

Africa: Celebrating Africa Liberation Day on Twitter

Africa Liberation Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). In 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the...

Mali: A President Assaulted, a Nation in Turmoil

A rapidly escalating crisis has taken over Mali, including a recent assault on the interim president in his palace. All indicators seem to point towards a prolonged situation, although voices...

Brazil: Will President Dilma Veto the Future of Forests?

Online social media has been abuzz since the approval of the new Forestry Code in Brazil by the National Congress. In the spotlight is President Dilma Rousseff, who can use...

Armenia: US Embassy Condemns Attack on Gay-Friendly Bar

Myanmar: Power Shortage Protests Spread

Power blackouts in several Myanmar towns triggered peaceful protests in the country. Several protesters were detained but it didn't stop the gathering of ordinary residents and consumers who are angry...

24 May 2012

Russia: Q&A with Tina Kandelaki

RuNet Echo

Tina Kandelaki is a Russian journalist, a TV celebrity and producer, a widely read blogger, and -- more recently -- a visible presence in Russian politics. Be it on the...

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