14 April 2007

Stories from 14 April 2007

Iran:Remember Ali Farahbakhsh

Hanif Mazroi [Fa] reminds us that Ali Farahbakhsh,an economic journalist,has been in prison for 5 months.The blogger says journalism is an unpredictable profession in Iran. You, as a journalist, can never be involved with politics but you can go to jail without knowing the reasons.

Iran:No Sunni mosques in Tehran

Alpar [Fa]talks about recent Islamic Solidarity conference in Iran. He is surprised that Sunnites in Tehran has no right to have their own mosques.He asks is Islamic Republic ready to give this right to Sunnites?

Chile: building a new educational understanding

  14 April 2007

These days one of the issues that is capturing the attention of Chilean bloggers is the educational reform. The LOCE, Constitutional Organic Law of Students is being reformed to a new law called the General Law of Education (PLEGE) (ES). Michele Bachelet, president of Chile declared that origin of the LOCE was authoritarian and that this new reform is based upon republican and democratic visions “and in a democracy, a law has to legitimize the popular sovereignty and the current LOCE, clearly does not count on this legitimacy”

This week on Myanmar Blogosphere: Myanmar Thingyan 2007

  14 April 2007

April has always been the most exciting month for Burmese as it is the month to celebrate Thingyan - water festival. It is also a New Year in Myanmar calendar. Burmese around the world celebrate Thingyan with various type of seasonal food, music and lots of water. Over at Myanmar blogosphere, the bloggers are also celebrating Thingyan in their own style.

Egypt: Still in Prison after 125 Release Orders

Egypt-based blogger Tim Seah reports on five prisoners who have been behind bars for a decade and who are yet to be freed despite 125 release orders. “Security forces arrested five kids, some of them as young as 15, from the al-Sharqiyya governorate in the Nile Delta on suspicion of...

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