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21 April 2006

Stories from 21 April 2006

China: Hu's heckler footage

Chinese media guru Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei links to Youtube footage of Chinese president Hu Jintao being heckled at the White House late last week. “Are you nuts man?,” asks...

Vietnam hosts Bill Gates

Bill Gates is visiting Vietnam. Sadgopan, an IT industry veteran, finds lots of excitement in Vietnam for this. He finds strong pro-US sentiment among the people. The blogger also shares...

Quotas in Brazilian Universities: The Online Debate

This post is also available in Portuguese. There is an important public conversation going on in Brazil. Affirmative action quota policies are being implemented in some Brazilian universities*. The debate...

Mongolia: Cleaning the Capital

Luke Distelhorst reports that Ulaanbaatar's governor's office is finally cleaning up the capital for Mongolia's 800th anniversary.

Singapore-Malaysia relations spoof video

Singapore blogger Lancerlord links to a short video made by Malaysian students that pokes fun at some Singapore-Malaysia issues.

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

Nanyaar has a chronology of events around the death of an Indian student in Armenia while Onnik Krikorian has a few updates and more photos.

Mexico, Spain: WordPress.es and Ferca

As they occasionally do, a web2.0 war of words has broken out. When Eduardo Arcos typed in the domain wordpress.es he was redirected (ES) to the weblog of the Ferca...

Kazakhstan: Iran Policy

Ben Paarmann reports on Kazakhstan's Iran policy.

Armenia: Being Armenian

Anarchistian writes on the connection between one's beliefs and being accepted by other Armenians.

Russia: NGOs Under Attack, Anti-Fascist Killed

Sean Guillory reports on one day's news out of Russia's capital: “Soldiers’ Mothers, HIV/AIDS NGOs Under Attack & Anti-Fascist Murdered in Moscow.”

Russia: Demographic Situation

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about the demographic situation in Russia.

Poland: GM Crops

The beatroot writes that Polish conservatives have joined forces with liberals to fight against GM crops.

Poland: Communist Jokes

According to one Russian historian, about 200,000 people were sent to camps for telling jokes in Stalin's time. The beatroot doesn't find Communist jokes funny: according to him, “the jokes...

Moldova: Corrupt Police and Gang Crime

Jessica of Life in Moldova writes about gang crime and the corrupt police in a small town in Moldova.

Hungary: Opposition Lost

Pestiside.hu reports on how the opposition is taking its defeat in the general elections.

Belarus: “Public Repentance”

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about “public repentance” taking place in Belarus now: “Students, who spent 10 to 15 days in prison after being arrested on the Square or...

Belarus: Meaning of EU Sanctions

TOL's Belarus Blog considers the EU's introduction of entry bans for 30 Belarusian officials slightly more than a symbolic move: it “won’t bring about a revolution, but in situations like...

Belarus: Conference on Mass Media

Edward Lucas, the central and east European correspondent of The Economist, has been invited to an unlikely conference on “integration of Belarus into the world media landscape” in Minsk, sponsored...

Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela: Poll Numbers

It's Friday and Boz has his now infamous poll numbers from across Latin America including a now tighter race in Mexico.

Brazil: Workers Party Corruption

Luís Afonso Assumpção lists his 40 “corruption nominees” from Lula da Silva's Workers Party.

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