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25 April 2007

Stories from 25 April 2007

Armenia: US Election Assistance

Oneworld Multimedia highlights some US technical assistance for Armenia's upcoming parliamentary election.

Central Asia: The EU's New Plan

Near|Abroad discusses the European Union's new diplomacy plans for engaging Central Asia.

Armenia: Rally Video

Armenia Blog posts video from the rally held outside the Turkish consulate in Los Angeles to mark the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Georgia: The Abkhaz Foreign Ministry

Josh Kucera visits the foreign ministry of Abkhazia, and he finds that is not terribly big or busy — no surprise considering that Abkhazia's sovereignty is not recognized by any...

Afghanistan: Pre-Taliban Anarchy?

Afghanistanica argues that the idea that anarchy prevailed in pre-Taliban Afgahnistan is a myth.

Iran:Government puts economic pressure on Iranian journals

Tirouj says[Fa] government controls 80 percent of country's economic and it uses this advantage to push some journals to shutdown.The blogger says it is easy for Iranian government to cut...

Iran:Anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust in Tehran

Kamangir reports about the anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust in Tehran.We can see how Armenians remember this day in their church in Iran in several photos.

Romania: Politics

Two blogs comment on the situation in Romania. Transatlantic Politics: “Four months after Romanian accession, it is clear that not even the post-accession monitoring mechanisms imposed by Brussels and the...

Hungary: Jewish History

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes of a need for “a more rounded and positive insight into the history” of Hungary's Jewish community.

Russia: Space Explorers

Copydude writes about Russian humans and dogs in space.

Caribbean: Farewell to a cricketing legend

In the early ’90s, the West Indies' dominance of the international cricket scene entered its long decline. There were fewer victories to celebrate, fewer exceptional demonstrations of the brilliance to...

Romania: Eurovision

Blog Bucharest writes about the approaching Eurovision Song Contest and how Romanians take it a bit too seriously.

Russia: Media Freedom

Robert Amsterdam writes about (lack of) media freedom in Russia.

Blogs and the Nigerian Elections: Will We Stop Talking About Our Cats And Shoes For One Day?

Nigeria has one of the most vibrant and dynamic blogospheres in Africa. It is no wonder that the Nigerian state and presidential elections were heavily blogged by Nigerians at home...

India: Provoked

An Anthropologist Wannabe on the film Provoked. “Having said that however, I think the movie should be seen because it speaks very strongly about domestic violence suffered by women. And...

Sri Lanka: An unlikely Cricket Fan

The World Cup makes an otherwise indifferent person a cricket fan. “I was surprised by my own enthusiasm because honestly I still don't care much for the sport. It being...

Bhutan: Feeling unlucky? Get a dog.

Visit Bhutan compiles an interesting list of popular Bhutanese beliefs! “Keeping dogs as pet is advisable as they act as a recipient of all the bad luck and curse of...

Nepal: Law and Order

Blogdai spells out Nepal's last option – establishing law and order. “We have NO effective form of government. We have murderous Maoists on the verge of ascending to the highest...

Nepal: April Revolution, a year after.

Kathmandu Speaks reflects on the April Revolution a year after. “Here it is about Madhesi representation and the unfinished revolution. There is an element of truth in all the allegations...

Malaysia: Photographer Attacked by Rowdy Youth

Photographer Paul Choo describes how he and his companion were attacked by youth workers of a political party in Ijok.The blogger was invited by one of the candidates contesting the...

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