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· October, 2006

Stories about Protest from October, 2006

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

China: Writings on the walls

Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan...

Mexico: First Hand Account of Oaxaca Violence

Having met Bradley Will a week before his death in Oaxaca, British Journalist John Dickey asks, “does a gringo always have to die for the world to act?” Dickey also...

Hugo Chavez in the Iranian left-wing blogs

Hugo Chavez, the leftist Venezuelan President, has developed a very friendly relationship with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Islamist President. Iran even awarded the Venezuelan President its highest state medal for...

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: A Big Week

Sean Roberts notes that next is a big week for three Central Asian countries. Three very different events will take place that show how different their politics have become since...

Kyrgyzstan: Lack of Competence

Mirsulzhan Namazaliev writes that both the government and the opposition in Kyrgyzstan are destabilizing the country by failing to engage in dialogue. He says that only well-known and respectable centrist...

Belarus: News Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about yet another arrest; prize for Milinkevich, and the Belarusian language museum.

Bulgaria: The Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on “the buildup of international pressure” in the Tripoli Six case.

Arabisc: Sexual Harrassment and the Egyptian Blogosphere

After a month of abstinence (from sex naturally) during daylight hours in the Holy month of Ramadhan, a mob of sex starved Egyptians decided to celebrate Eid by attacking and...

Voices from Zimbabwe

Following recent reports chronicling the decline in Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS prevalence, the spotlight has now been turned on to the effect anti-AIDS campaigns have wrought on traditional Zimbabwean morals and values:...

Bangladesh in Turmoil

Bangladesh is going through turbulent times as the row over an interim caretaker government chief persists who will lead the country towards the upcoming parliament election in January 2007. This...

Russia: LJ and Politics

On October 25, International Herald Tribune published Evgeny Morozov's opinion piece on the recent developments in the Russian blogosphere. On his blog – Sharp & Sound: Perspectives On Modern Politics...

Mexico: Teachers Return to Classrooms, APPO Wants Proof

Mark in Mexico says that all hell broke loose once the striking Oaxacan teachers voted to return to their classrooms: : APPO has begun to lock down the city. There...

Indonesia: Rise of Democracy

Adam's Gecko in Bangkok looks at the rise of democracy and de-centralisation of power in Indonesia. The blogger has interesting perspectives from a trip to Indonesia in 1992, just after...

Guyane: Anti-Violence Demonstration

Blada.com posts (Fr) a reminder of a day of protest taking place in Kourou tomorrow October 27th to force the town's authorities to address crime.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Alpine Pastures – Jailoo (c) Christopher Herwig, www.herwigphotos.com It's time to strike our tents (or Kyrgyz yurts in the Jailoo in this case), the summer is over (although in Kazakhstan's...

Romania: 1956 in Csikszereda

Csikszereda Musings writes about the events of 1956 in a Romanian town with a sizable Hungarian community.

Ethiopia: this was a massacre

The Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable declares, “This was a massacre,”: “Ethiopia struck me as a story of crucial importance. Parliamentary elections had just been held on May 15, and the opposition...

DRC, Belgium: Anti-Kabila Demonstration

Congolese demonstrating in Brussels last weekend. Photo by Etienne Ngandu. In anticipation of the presidential runoff taking place this Sunday, October 29 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, opposing Jean-Pierre...

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