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Friday World Blog Roundup

Central Asia:
Kudos to Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow and Nathan at Registan.net for their excellent collection of posts and links, aggregating and translation (by Lyndon) of information about the Uzbekistan uprising.

Peace_duke_1Baltics:
This picture appeared around Latvia during President Bush's visit. All About Latvia explains what “Peace Duke” means.

Belatedly, here are some impressions on Bush's Latvia visit by Baltic coctail (sic)

Eurasia:
Blogrel links to some critical Armenian views about Bush's Georgia visit.

Cyber-Generation hates cold showers in Moscow.

Some silly person has created a Xanga blog claiming to be authored by Vladimir Putin…

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Africa:
Afrotecnik posts some useful links on the impact of cell phones in Africa.

Zimbabwean Pundit gives us the latest links on arbitration for farmers whose land was forcibly seized.

Sokwanele describes his local pastor's latest junket.

Bankele posts from Nairobi on the state of Kenyan media.

ChinainternetcrimeEast Asia:
ESWN has a long post on China's biggest internet crime trial to date.

Danwei mocks CNN's China coverage.

Southeast Asia:
In Thailand, Sampaworn shows how Bangkok Post editors make things worse.

Mack at BrandMalaysia criticizes Anwar Ibrahim's latest TV appearance.


Middle East:

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Iraq:
Raed in the Middle has a good news story on Shia peacemakers in Fallujah.

A Free Writer says the insurgency is death with no rules.

Iranian Election Blogging:
Iranian Prospect describes a Strategy of Fear.

Hossein Derakhshan says the regime is desperate for a high turnout.

Free Thoughts on Iran describes Iran's censorship situation.

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