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4 May 2007

Stories from 4 May 2007

Armenia: Radical Opposition Rally

Onnik Krikorian reports that a radical opposition rally in Yerevan attracted thousands of supporters.

Kazakhstan: Digging Deeper on Seidenfeld

Bonnie Boyd investigates deeper the case of Mark Seidenfeld, an American businessman arrested in Kazakhstan in what some characterize as the use of the judicial system to punish a foreign...

Caucasus: Media Freedom

Social Science in the Caucasus looks at media freedom in the Caucasus and how it measures up with other parts of the world.

Uzbekistan: Simple Plov

The Uzbek and Central Asian Cooking blog posts a simple recipe for plov, Uzbekistan's national dish.

Armenia: On the Campaign Trail

Onnik Krikorian reports from the election campaign trail with Armenia's ruling Republican party.

Chile: Personal Reflections on New Political Party

Global Voices contributing author, Rosario Lizana recently published an article about the Chilean blogosphere's reaction to the new emerging party, Chile Primero. In her personal blog, Comunicacion [ES] she adds...

Bolivia: Interview with Filmmaker Jorge Sanjines

Javier Rodríguez reprints the entire unedited interview with famed Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjinés in his blog Diseccionando a la Musa Perdida [ES]. Part of the interview was also published in...

Bolivia: Blogger Meet-up in La Paz

Crónicas Urbandinas [ES] recounts and posts pictures of the 4th Blogger Meet-up in the capital city of La Paz.

Ecuador: Solutions for Cell Phone Users

In Ecuador, when one wanted to change service providers or utilize a phone not purchased from the company, it was a complete headache. Luigi Salas [ES] tells us that all...

Ukraine: Yanukovych Gives In

Mark MacKinnon writes about the latest political developments in Ukraine: “The standoff is over for now, and Viktor Yushchenko appears to have won the test of nerves against his arch-rival,...

Poland: Lines

Steven D. Levitt of Freakonomics Blog visits Poland and writes on “how incredibly rude the Poles were about lines.” The post has already received 74 responses, and here's the first...

Former Soviet Union: “Petropolis” Review

J. Otto Pohl reviews Anya Ulinich's debut novel, Petropolis:

Kuwait: Buddha Censored

Lebanese blogger Mark, who lives in Kuwait ridicules Kuwait's heavy censorship. “Virgin Megastore is open again and I think this time around they are taking censorship to the extreme. I...

India: HIV/AIDS awareness in Pune

Deep Griha – an NGO that works in Pune slums blogs about their attempt to increase HIV/ AIDS awareness. “What will bring a housewife onto the streets for something related...

India: The interiors of India

Lokayan has random snippets of experiences from the interiors India – as seen through the eyes of a couple of people working in the social sector “Yet we saw hope....

Iraq: Let the War Begin

Konfused Kid from Iraq describes who the pro and anti-withdrawal of US forces from Iraq are. “Whatever happens, Iraq's chance of recovery is incredibly slim, maybe it's just best to...

Estonia, Russia: Bronze Soldier, Again

Yet another discussion of the Bronze Soldier situation at Edward Lucas’ blog.

Egypt: Article on Bloggers Published

Egyptian blogger Issandr El Amrani links to an article he published in The Guardian's Comment is Free site “about Arab and Egyptian bloggers and how they might face the ongoing...

Bahrain: Freedom of Press Protest

Bahraini journalists and intelligentsia protested outside Parliament on the World Press Freedom Day, reports blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. “The number of people present were a cross section of society but...

Sri Lanka: CNN, get your facts right

CNN Money has an article that appears to betray bias and ignorance. Vindicated rips the piece to shreds. “Colombo being mainly Sinhalese enemy capital: I don't know about you but...

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