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1 April 2006

Stories from 1 April 2006

Iran: Democracy & Peace

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...

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — echoes of the past

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...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

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...

Wives and sisters against the Chinese Communist Party's war on free speech

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...

Tajikistan: Success Story?

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.

Central Asia: OSCE Trip

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.

Mongolia: Clean Energy

Luke Distelhorst writes about increased use of clean, renewable energy in Mongolia.

Kyrgyzstan: Protests

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.

Armenia: Open Border

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.

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