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15 May 2007

Stories from 15 May 2007

Egypt must release bloggers before UN Rights Council elections

Egypt must release jailed bloggers before Thursday's elections for the UN Human Rights Council, said UN Watch, a human rights organization based in Geneva in a statement issued today. Among...

More on Representation in Morocco

“Sometimes, a scarf is just a scarf, it's not a symbol for a country,” says Laila Lalami, recounting a reading she recently did of her book, Hope and Other Dangerous...

Iran:Ahmadinejad,Worker and a Bitter Joke

Leonlog says[Fa] once Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, was visiting a factory where a worker told him that there is a long distance between her home and factory and employer does not...

Iran:New journal becomes a success story

According to[Fa] Akbar Montajabi,blogger and journalist,Ham Mihan, a new journal,in its first days of publication has become a success stroy.This new journal can be considered a non conservative and pro...

Turkey is Typing….the Eurovision Song Contest

While there may still be presidential protests expanding across Turkey, I thought that on this week's article we could diverge into some more important and entertaining prospects of Turkish culture....the...

Election Parallels: Nigeria, France, Mali

Sanaga Peregrinations compares and draws lessons from the recent Nigerian, French, and Malian elections [Fr].

Pakistan: Check flags for the Czech

All Things Pakistan has some rib-tickling photographs of bureaucratic error. “. But right now the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic is visiting Islamabad, and the Capital’s PR people have...

Bangladesh: Comments and Threats

Mash on the threatening comments on various Bangladeshi blogs that followed the case of the Tasneem being arrested. “At the time he posted, the commenter had information about the negotiations...

Sri Lanka: The Civil Service

One One Things on the civil service in the subcontinent. “I was in Delhi last week and met some fascinating civil servants, mainly from India and Pakistan and their respective...

Nepal: Madhesi Movement

Kathmandu Speaks on the Madhesi Movement. “Even one can hear and feel the sense of isolation and increasing distance between the two communities which has remained like brothers and sisters...

Bhutan: The Wangchuk Economy

For a Democracy on the economy of Bhutan. “The people of this country are not suppressed politically but also economically. The country has been exposed as the most economically advancing...

Newest Malawian bloggers join global online conversations

It is no longer a secret that more Malawians are increasingly turning to the blogosphere for self-expression, information sharing, and commentary on a variety of Malawi related issues. This round-up...

Sarkozy, the “most gabonais of all French”

Reflecting on the French presidential elections [Fr], Don Ray of Le Blog de Don Ray comes away with three impressions: first, the election, with its record turnout, was proof of...

The Lives of Africans in Germany

Le Pangolin links to several articles about the lives of Africans living in Germany [Fr] from La Gazette de Berlin, a French language bimonthly.

Food Blogs: Pata de Cerdo from Spain, Pork Katsu from Japan and Stir-fried Pork with Cincaluk from Malaysia

Another installment of food blogs from around the world focuses on the use of pork in many different types of delicious dishes. Chef Melissa De Leòn Douglass takes us on...

East Timor: José Ramos Horta Wins The Second Round

The Moderate Voice announces José Ramos Horta's victory in East Timor's presidential elections and sees the process as an example the US should follow in Iraq. From the other side,...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Player Diaries

West Indies Cricket Blog links to the Player Diaries: Hear what Sarwan, Gayle and Ramdin have to say about the upcoming West Indies tour of England.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Child Sexual Abuse

Referring to reports from the WHO, Abeni contemplates the push factors for the sexual abuse of children in the Caribbean: “How do parents protect children from their own relatives and...

St. Lucia: Communication about Compton

“Sir John Compton, 82, is currently out of state for reasons yet unknown. I cannot understand how a head of state can leave a country with not so much as...

Brazil: The Pope's No Diplomat

Leftside affirms that Pope Benedict XVI made a number of gaffes during his trip to Brazil, but few are as indefensible and disrespectful to the people of Latin America as...

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