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25 May 2007

Stories from 25 May 2007

Colombia: Bloggers Campaign for the Release of a 3-Year Old Hostage

Libertad para Emanuel is a blog that was started in order to call for the release of a 3-year old hostage taken by FARC guerrillas. Many other Colombian bloggers joined...

Albania: Shkodra

Stepping Stones posts pictures from her recent trip to Albania's northern city of Shkodra.

Estonia: Part of Nordic Community

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's relations with its Nordic neighbors: “Estonia is too small and too far for serious investment when dollars and pounds can flow into larger, closer...

Hungary: Budapest Photos

Budapest photos – at Pestcentric.

Hungary: Human Rights

“The annual Amnesty Report this week has charged Hungary with discrimination against the Roma, a lack of protection for women and not surprisingly, police abuses,” writes Further Ramblings of a...

Moldova: Chisinau, Countryside and Elections

Live in Moldova posts pictures from the countryside; Public Policy Watch writes about Chisinau City of her dreams and the local elections.

Romania: Pilgrimage to Csiksomlyo

About half a million Catholics from Hungary and Romania make an annual pilgrimage to see Our Lady of Csiksomlyo, Csikszereda Musings reports.

Poland: Ryanair Case

The Polish government doesn't like to be made fun of: the latest case involves Ryanair, the beatroot reports.

Bulgaria: Prom Season

Eternal Remont visits Bulgaria at the height of the prom season: “Even desperately poor families will bankrupt themselves to pay for a fantastic dress and a classic car. Entire convoys...

Serbia: 50 Human Rights Tasks

Belgrade 2.0 comments on Goran Miletic's “fifty human rights tasks that new government should do.”

Ukraine: “Turbulent Day”

Pictures from Abdymok: two Ukrainian riot policemen preparing lunch, the Prosecutor General's office, and people gathered for yet another rally at a Kyiv park. Foreign Notes writes about a “turbulent...

Americas: Reproductive Rights Blog

Rh Reality Check is an “online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.” The site recently launched a series on its...

Kazakhstan against -bashization

Yesterday Sergey Duvanov, a journalist and a human rights activist was arrested for organising the protests on the square in Almaty against the constitutional amendments that exempt Nazarbayev from a...

Afghan Whispers:Refugees,War Lords and Orphanages

Several Afghan bloggers have discussed Iranian government’s decision to expel Afghan refugees to Afghanistan. Some of these refugees have lived in Iran for years. Marine Gustavson, from Parsa NGO shows...

Brazil: New Round on the National Internet Policy Debate

There are not many issues in Brazil where you are able to find unanimity. But when you talk about messing with Internet freedoms, the defenders spring up from radically different...

Pakistan: Transporting Students

Metroblogging Islamabad on the inadequate transport facilities for students in the city. “I talked to a few students on the road, about the transportation availabilty in their schools and the...

Bangladesh: No under-30 maids to the Gulf

a bengali in TO points to a recent move in India banning women under 30 to work as maids in the Gulf. “Renuka Chowdhury, the Indian minister of women and...

India: Muslims and the Media

After an attack on a mosque in Hyderabad, is the media missing the bigger picture? iFaqeer comments “Of course, he is taking it from the perspective of a “Security” hawk...

India: Jesus and his missing years

varnam on the speculation surrounding Jesus's missing years. “The Jesus in India theory comes from author Holger Kersten who wrote a book about the same. Though without proof the idea...

India: Child Labour and Trafficking

The Weight of Silence on child labour and trafficking. “The conditions these children are forced into essentially amount to nothing more than slavery, two hundred years after legislation was passed...

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