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3 May 2007

Stories from 3 May 2007

Abdel-Monem Mahmoud: the Egyptian totalitarian regime is the problem

As I promised in my last article “Online Freedom for All: Some cases worth supporting”, I’m publishing here the translation of the interview I did with the jailed Egyptian blogger...

India: UP Politics

Recursive Hypocrisy on the politics of Uttar Pradesh. If opinion/exit polls are to be believed, and taken with a pinch of salt, one can come to a reasonable conclusion. Mayawati...

India: A place to pray

Indian Muslims on the difficulty of finding a place to pray. “I wonder how many non-Muslims are comfortable with Muslims praying in front of them. I have seen people, in...

India: Cartoons and White Women

Desidabba on Nina Paley's work as a cartoonist and why it might just be kicking up a controversy. “Then of course, Paley is a white American woman. Cue the drum...

Iran:Just a Kiss

Zahra says[Fa] Hezbollah in Iran criticized Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for kissing the hand of his primary school's teacher recently.His teacher was an old woman and wore gloves. The blogger says...

Bangladesh: In 1971

Shahzaman Mozumder's Blog has a fascinating account of being a freedom fighter in 1971. “I reached the recruiting office, which was adjacent to Capt. Mahbub’s headquarters. Capt. Mahbub was also...

Bangladesh: That nameless person

A gut wrenching post on what means to be Bangla in Malaysia. “BANGLA, does that word mean anything to you? Or is it just something you shout to call that...

Barbados: Archiving the News

“One of the great resources for democracy is a free and strong press with a sense of duty towards preserving recent history as best as it can,” writes Barbados Free...

Poland: May Days

The beatroot writes about May holidays in Warsaw.

Ukraine: More Chernobyl Photos

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an abandoned village near Chernobyl and writes about one image from Pripyat that he was especially impressed with.

New political movement: Chile Primero

A new political movement called Chile Primero is set to be a launched on May 12. Some Chilean politicians and some Chilean bloggers are ready to support this new party,...

Ukraine: Full Moon

Abdymok, during his early-morning run, talks religion and politics with “a longhaired bearded man missing most of his left front tooth.”

Cuba: Airport Gunfight

Both Babalu Blog and Cuban American Pundits report on a gunfight at Havana airport.

Estonia, Russia: Ansip and Putin

The Russian Dilettante compares the Russian president to the Estonian PM and writes about their respective roles in the current conflict over the Bronze Soldier: “I also suspect that the...

Estonia, Russia: More on the Bronze Soldier

Itching for Eestimaa writes: “With the issue of the Estonian government's decision to relocate a Soviet war memorial to a military cemetery de facto concluded — though the repercussions will...

El Salvador: “War on Terrorism” Marks

Tim Muth's El Salvador Blog links to the recent US State Department's Country Report on Terrorism and how El Salvador has participated. There is some worry that the broad definition...

Colombia: Five out of Five Cabbies Agree

Bloggings by Boz was recently in Colombia once again and launched an informal poll of taxi drivers in Bogota and Cartagena. All five gave President Alvaro Uribe high marks on...

Ethiopian blog blockage sparks free speech debate

Web watchdog the OpenNet Initiative this week confirmed that the Ethiopian government has been blocking scores of anti-government websites and millions of blogs hosted by Google’s Blogger service. Ethiopian bloggers...

Free Monem Campaign

As the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day, the Egyptian journalist and blogger, Abdel Monem Mahmoud, sits in jail after reporting on torture and condemning the transferring of civilians to...

Angola: Miss Landmine Angola Project sparks debate

Koluki weighs in on the Miss Landmine Angola Project: “Certainly, these women won’t become “more beautiful” or “more empowered” in the eyes of their husbands, boyfriends, children, families and communities...

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