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2 May 2007

Stories from 2 May 2007

Iran: A trap for students?

Kamangir reports that more news is coming out of Amir Kabir University (AKU).The whole story began when three articles were distributed on the campus, published on papers which held logos...

Peru: Bloggers and Codes of Conduct

Bloggers are often friendly people that like to get together and talk amongst themselves, but every once in awhile they also like to argue. These battles can be quite heated....

Ukraine: “The Squeaker is Back [Again]”

Foreign Notes writes about prosecutor general Piskun's re-appointment – here and here.

Bulgaria, Libya, France: Appeals to Politicians

Last week, the families of the Bulgarian nurses met with Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy, Declan Butler reports.

Czech Republic: Civic Democrats’ Leader and His Wife

Dr Sean's Diary writes on the wife of the Czech Civic Democrats’ leader, who is running for the Czech Senate for an opposing party.

Russia: The New Times Magazine

The Economist's Edward Lucas reposts his piece on a magazine that's “pretty much the only truly independent weekly left in Russia.”

Romania: Political Crisis

A week ago, Kosmopolit posted an overview of the political crisis in Romania.

Ukraine: On Stanik and Her Husband

Ukrainiana reports on Justice Suzanna Stanik's removal from the Constitutional Court – and on her husband's interview to Channel 5.

Russia: “Addressing Others With Respect”

VeryRussianTochkaNet runs into a site “about ‘addressing others with respect’ in Russia” – and corrects some pretty amusing mistakes.

Russia: Bloggers on the Dissenters’ March

La Russophobe posts a translation of a Russian blogger's text on the Dissenters’ March, and another blogger's comment. Here's the gist: “The initial impression is that the government’s actions are...

Russia: Saratov

Ruminations on Russia travels to Saratov, a Russian city that, among other things, “suffers from a surfeit of small roads which were designed for horses and carts and not for...

Uganda: What is wrong with Juba peace talks?

John Akec writes in-depth analysis of Juba peace talks between the government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army: The question is: why Naivasha peace talks between Sudanese protagonists succeeded,...

India: World Cup? Bah!

GreatBong is a little disappointed with the way the World Cup 2007 turned out. “World Cup 2007, the most bloated, insipid, one-sided World Cup ever, ended appositely in pitch darkness...

Pakistan: Dalrymple's Last Mughal

chapati mystery has a post with a response to a review, and a wonderful discussion follows. “Dalrymple posits a connection between the mythmaking that passes for history in the subcontinent...

India: Aishwariya Rai, women and ambition

Life is a street car named Desire on women, ambition, movies and politics. “She understands this and she has gone ahead and married into one of the most powerful families...

Bangladesh: “Soft” Bombs

black and gray on the “soft” bombs in Bangladesh. “The nature of bombs that simultaneously went off yesterday morning in three major rail stations in Bangladesh is a curious one....

Sudan: Darfur's Beauty, Peace Negotiations & The Complex Sudanese Dating Scene

To many people, the name Darfur is synonymous with terror, death and hopelessness. Darfur, as we will soon see, is a very beautiful place despite the human suffering. We'll start...

Bolivia: Nationalization Falls Short

One year ago, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced that the hydrocarbons natural resources would be nationalized. Martin P. Gutierrez of Vitrina de Realidad Boliviana [ES] writes that the events of...

Guatemala: Government to Implement New Adoption Regulations

Children adopted from Guatemala has become a common occurrence. Nearly 1 out of every 100 Guatemalan children is adopted by a family from the United States. About Guatemala writes about...

Nicaragua: Balloons Provide Joy

On a filming assignment in the main plaza in Managua, Julia Ardón snapped a portrait of a small boy. She recalls giving to him and his friends some of the...

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