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· July, 2005

Stories about Afghanistan from July, 2005

BBC statement on Afghan blogger threats

29 July 2005

The Committee to Protect Bloggers recently received the following statement from the BBC in response to complaints by Afghan Blogger Sohrab Kabuli that somebody has been using a BBC computer to threaten him. The statement was sent by Mike Gardner, Head of Media Relations at BBC World Service: The BBC...

Eastern Europe, Russian, NIS & Central Asia Thursday Blog Roundup

7 July 2005

Blog de Connard reports that the Ukrainian parliament has, after some arm-twisting, passed legislation designed to ease Ukraine's entry into the WTO. Three malls in Budapest were evacuated after copycat bomb threats were called in, reports Pesticide. The Daily Czech notes that Mikulas Dzurinda, the Slovak Prime Minister barely survived...

More on the BBC investigation of Afghan blogger threats

6 July 2005

The BBC continues to investigate claims by Afghan blogger Sohrab Kabuli that somebody has been threatening him from within the BBC computer system. Here is the latest statement from the BBC: “The BBC has been investigating a serious allegation that offensive e-mails were sent from one of its staff members...

Threats against Afghan blogger

5 July 2005

This post has been removed at the request of the Afghan blogger involved, as new information has come to light substantially changing the story. The post concerned the following: “Sohrab Kabuli“, Afghan blogger and winner of the Freedom Blog Award for his Farsi blog, Shared Pains, has been getting death...

Sohrab Kabuli: Afghan blogger

5 July 2005

Global Voices Online continues to bring you interviews with winners of the Reporters Without Borders Freedom Blog Awards. This week we bring you an interview with Sohrab Kabuli (not his real name), author of two blogs: Shared Pains in Farsi and Afghan Lord in English. Kabuli answered questions via e-mail...

Monday: Eastern Europe, Russia, NIS & Central Asia

4 July 2005

Afghan Lord has been receiving threats, and discovers they're coming from an IP address associated with the BBC. (More on this in a separate post coming soon.) Onnik Krikorian at Oneworld Multimedia reports on Vardavar, an ancient Armenian festival in which people douse each other with water. Sounds a bit...

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