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14 April 2006

Stories from 14 April 2006

Mexico's Ley Televisa and TV Duopoly

Sure, the heated U.S. immigration debate is also being discussed south of the border. But so is another controversy, which could have a lasting impact on the future of media...

Czech Republic: Matzah in Prague

David of Prague Blog describes what an ordeal it is to try finding matzah for Passover in Prague.

Belarus: Sanctions Against Lukashenko

Andrei Khrapavitski does not consider the EU's sanctions against Lukashenko's regime sufficient: “Had Belarus possessed any valuable natural resources, maybe our leader would’ve been excused and welcomed in Brussels. I...

Belarus: Opposition Prepares For April 26

Andrei Khrapavitski reports on the Belarusian opposition's preparations for the rally on the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe, April 26.

Russia: Chechen Children's Mysterious Illness

Bob Granico of Publius Pundit is calling to international health organizations to examine the Chechen children affected by a mysterious illness and investigate its causes: “Given that the children are...

Albania: Ajvar and Baklava

Traveller One of Stepping Stones lists two of her favorite Balkan dishes: Ajvar (“a luscious combination of roasted red peppers and eggplant”) and Baklava (“Ohhhhhh my goodness…. this is like...

Sri Lanka: Your New Year And Mine

Could something like a New Year celebration divide people? transcurrents.com on the celebrations of the Tamil Hindus, Christians, Sinhalas and the others.

India: Disability and Abortion

Inkspill poses a tough question and an interesting discussion follows in the comments space – “does aborting a disabled foetus mean you are not sympathetic to the disabled and you...

India: Caste and Community

The issue of reservations has had blogs take polar sides. Rashmi Bansal on the theme of caste – continues the discussion to comment on the distinct differences between caste and...

Another Belarus

A typical Vileika backyard – by Yevgenia Mantsevich (LJ user litota_) LJ user litota_, currently of Minsk, paid a visit to her native Vileika last weekend and posted photos from...

Pakistan: Hasan Abdal

Shirazi has a post on Hasan Abdal near Islamabad where “The legend has it that in 1521 AD, while passing through then deserted area on a very hot day, Guru...

Petition Hu Jintao for Global Voices editor Hao Wu's release

Many Global Voices readers have asked what they can do to hasten our friend and colleage Hao Wu's release from detention in Beijing. Hundreds of you have put badges on...

Nepal: New Year and Politics

Even as the New Year starts in Nepal, Nepali Netbook discusses the relationship between India and Nepal as the country appears to move towards democracy.

Mongolia: Protest Updates

Luke Distelhorst has another update on the protests in Mongolia.

Kyrgyzstan: A Bridenapping

Col give a play-by-play of her host-sister's abduction and wedding. “Bridenapping” is a tradition in Kyrgyzstan, and at least in this case, the abducted bride knew and liked the groom.

Kyrgyzstan: Baisalov & Stability

Alan Cordova has further thoughts on the attack on NGO head and blogger Edil Baisalov and what it says about the political situation in Kyrgyzstan.

Turkmenistan: Opposition Catch 22

Rico of neweurasia says that Turkmenistan's opposition parties, which plan to participate in upcoming local elections are in a catch 22.

Armenia: Corruption & Cafes

Onnik Krikorian says that cafes are Yerevan's most visible manifestation of corruption and explains why they are so heavily patrolled by interior ministry troops.

The shaman of Myanmar

Ian, a tourist in Yangoon, meets the famous shaman U Shein of Myanmar. U Shein is known for his magic goldash powder. The shaman's followers allege that this powder can...

Cambodian assistance in demining Sudan

Heng at Blog Cambodia has a report on Cambodian soldiers helping out in the demining in Sudan. This is the first time Cambodian soldiers are participationg in an U.N. peacekeeping...

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