Stories from 1 April 2006
Alpar (Persian) talks about Dr. Mostfa Moin's, reformist presidential candidate & blogger, interview in Shargh newspaper. Dr. Moin says “democracy at home & peace in world” was more than a beautiful landscape (wishful thinking) and could have become reality. He adds he does not understand Iranian government's policy.
The past two weeks have seen much discussion in the Salvadoran blogosphere about crimes committed during the civil war in El Salvador which continue to have considerable impact on the society. In particular, bloggers explored considerations of impunity and historical memory arising from the assassination of Oscar Romero and disappearances...
Bad news travels fast , faster than tragedies and their full scope unfold. A tragic incident in Bahrain brings bloggers together to express their condolences to those who have left their dear and near ones. May their souls rest in peace.
AIDS activist Hu Jia and documentarian/Beijing or Bust blogger Wu Hao were both arrested in Beijing earlier this year on charges that have yet to be specified. While Hu—who went missing on February 16th—was released last week, Global Voices Online editor Wu nears his seventh week in detention. What's significant...
US Ambassador to Tajikistan Richard Hoagland called the country a success story recently. Alan Cordova takes a look at whether or not that is truly the case.
The OSCE recently visited all of the states of former Soviet Central Asia except for Uzbekistan, which it is snubbing and ignoring completely, says James at neweurasia.
Luke Distelhorst writes about increased use of clean, renewable energy in Mongolia.
The Golden Road to Samarqand posts about protests outside the White House in Bishkek demanding resignations from government officials and that a well-known criminal be allowed to run for parliament.
Life As I See It reports that the border between Armenia and Turkey has opened. Raffi N and Raffi K of Life in Armenia also weigh in with more.