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16 April 2007

Stories from 16 April 2007

Arabeyes: Egyptian Blogger Abdul Monem Mahmood Arrested

Egyptian blogger Abdul Monem Mahmood (Arabic) is the latest in a string of bloggers arrested by Egyptian authorities. He is being detained under custody for 15 days as charges are...

Bangladesh: Celebrating Bangla New Year 1414

Shuvo Bangla Noboborsho (Happy Bengali New Year) to everyone. April 14th was the first day of the Bangla year 1414 also known as Pohela Baishakh. In Bangladesh, this day is...

Poland: Splitting Parties

“… Splitting tendency has been evident in Polish politics ever since the fall of communism. It even happened to the Beer Drinkers Party,” the beatroot reports.

Ukraine: Family History

Wu Wei resumes writing about her father's life: “No wonder his nationality was not so clear. And no wonder he could apparently speak Polish, Romanian, Hungarian and Ukrainian when he...

Iran:15 students arrested in a university in Mazandaran

According to Eteraz[Fa], 15 students were arrested by security forces in a university in Mazandarn province in the northern part of country.According to the blogger a few days ago,Bijan Sabagh,...

Ukraine: Orthodox Easter Photos

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an Orthodox Christian Easter service held at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

Russia, Latvia: April 16 in History

April 16 in history – at De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis: a failed attempt to kill the Russian emperor in 1866; the first Russian trade union is created in 1905;...

Russia: Talking With “Dissenters”

Following the Dissenters’ March in Moscow this past Saturday, Robert Amsterdam talks on the phone with Eduard Limonov, Garry Kasparov and Karinna Moskalenko, and other friends in Russia. More –...

Russia: Coverage of the Rallies

Two roundups of coverage of this weekend's opposition rallies in Russia – at Scraps of Moscow, here and here.

Georgia: Free Hugs

Levan manages to find a video of free hug distribution in Georgia.

Armenia: On the Trail with Heritage

Onnik Krikorian reports from the Armenian parliamentary election campaign trail with on a Heritage party event.

Arabeyes: Bahraini Blogger in Court Tomorrow

This is Mahmood Al Yousif, the God Father of Bahraini bloggers, who is being sued by a Bahraini Minister for comments he published online. Mediations between the two parties failed,...

India: A Lawyers’ Enclave

My Mylapore on a little history trip with notes on Palathope, the lawyers’ enclave. “What circumstances caused generations of legal eagles to ‘graduate’ from Palathope? Their ‘graduation’ into the world...

Sri Lanka: Loans, the economy and lenders

One One Things on donor conditionality in Sri Lanka. “The first is that loan conditionality has evolved over the last decade or so. In the 80’s and 90’s the World...

Trinidad & Tobago: Why Blog?

Can Cook, Must Cook recently had a discussion with three other Caribbean food bloggers – the happy outcome was that “it’s become more and more obvious that there are several...

Pakistan: Praying and Playing

The Pakistani Spectator doesn't take very kindly to comments made by the Pakistani Cricket Team's manager about the connection between Namaz (the ritual of prayer) and playing. “But its shocking...

Nepal: Where have all the Sherpas gone?

Deepak's Diary on sherpas. “Nepal has always been exoticized as a country of brave Gurkha soldiers and adventurous Sherpa mountaineers. Both of these myths are under deconstruction now. Tenzing Norgay,...

Bangladesh: Oh Ireland!

A heavy day for Bangladesh yesterday. Rezwan liveblogs the cricket match with Ireland. “24 Overs: Bangladesh is in real trouble with 104/5. Their front-line batsmen are all out. They tried...

Nigeria: audio comments about election results

Greenlight Nigeria collects audio comments about state elections in Nigeria: “I posted this idea – of people using Evoca and this site to respond to the election result, to a...

Nigeria: test of fairness

Grandiose Parlor on Nigeria state elections: “Reports suggest the presidency and state government have manipulated the result in favor of the PDP. Hence the reason for delaying the results in...

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