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18 May 2007

Stories from 18 May 2007

Peru: Just Say No! to the OLPC

The Peruvian Minister of Education, José Antonio Chang, recently announced that Peru would participate in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. With only a model of the XO in...

Belarus: Blog Roundup

TOL's Belarus posts an overview of Belarusian blogs: “The burning news of the BB (belarusian blogosphere) recently has become a new witty initiative of the government to remove all satellite...

Romania: “Urban Contrast”

Owlspotting posts pictures of Romania's old and new neighborhoods: “As metal rusts on one edge of town, metal gives birth to new neighborhoods at the other. Cities are expanding, people...

Moldova: June 3 Elections

Public Policy Watch writes about the upcoming local elections in Moldova.

Moldova: Charity Concert

Life in Moldova posts pictures from an HIV/AIDS benefit concert.

Ukraine: Prime Minister's Knee

Ukrainiana writes about the price of PM Yanukovych's knee surgery.

Ukraine: Kyiv Street Fashion

Inspired by the weather, Olechko takes pictures of Kyiv's “simply beautiful people, irony aside” and posts them on Flickr, in her Kyiv street fashion photo set.

Ukraine: Reckless Driving

Foreign Notes writes about Ukrainian politics and reckless driving.

Ukraine: Yushchenko's UK Visit Cancelled

Foreing Notes writes about the cancellation of president Yushchenko's meeting with Tony Blair.

Russia: Dissent and Samara Summit

Samara-based blogger Dmitri Minaev and Sean Guillory write about the EU-Russia Summit in Samara and the regime's ways of dealing with dissent.

Africa: Blog This Poem!

The African blogosphere is rapidly expanding, bringing more voices online in the form of commentaries, opinions, analyses, rants...and poetry. Blogs have created a new space for African poets to share...

Serbian “Prayer” Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Just a few days ago, major news outlets reported that the main course of discussion at the Serbian Assembly session was to determine which political party is supported by the...

Kazakhstan: A President for Life

On 18 May the Parliament of Kazakhstan adopted the changes into the Constitution in the second reading. According to one of the amendments, the first president of Kazakhstan will no...

Morocco: Fighting ignorance, injustice, and irrationality

Giving one's child a special first name should be an inalienable right, not a lengthy bureaucratic process. Hamza Daoui covers a debate stirring up over this very issue, as well...

India: The trouble in Punjab

Indian Muslims on the ongoing conflict between the sects of the same religion in Punjab. “That brings me to some really troubling happenings in Punjab recently. Apparently there is a...

India: Mythology and culture

The Kerala Articles on similarities between various mythologies across the world. “There are many other similarities between the various mythologies in the world. It is not possible to cover all...

Nepal, Bhutan: Bhutanese Refugees

Nepal Monitor summarizes the findings of a report on the plight of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. “Bhutanese refugees languishing in the camps in Nepal and India should be free to...

Bangladesh: On Wolfowitz

Wolfowitz's exit from the World Bank prompts imperfect world 2007 says. “his man who is responsible for so much death and destruction personifies the unreal world neocon thinking inhabits. If...

EgyptL Bahma Update

Egyptian blogger Nora Younis continues to update us on the developments in the village of Bahma, which witnessed sectarian strife between Muslims and Copts last week. “I received the following...

Israel: Brits Banning Israeli Universities, Professors and Students

“The Brits are at it again. (Like they’ve ever stopped). So British academics are again putting together a boycott of Israeli universities, Israeli professors, and Israeli students. Four Israeli academics...

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