Stories from 1 June 2007
tirami su reports that a protest for the right to organize a “rock for freedom” concert.
Fahim Khairy reports that children are being used as tools to protest the expulsion of Malalai Joya from parliament.
Onnik Krikorian rounds up some of the latest discussions in the Armenian blogosphere.
Notes from Hairenik says that there are far too many reckless drivers in Armenia, and explains how that recklessness contributed to an accident in which the author was involved.
Seeing all the media censorship regarding the controversy over a toxic and risky chemical plant in the works, Bullog bloggers didn't just write about it every day. They went down to the resulting protest and live-blogged it.
At neweurasia, Daniel writes about plans for sustainable growth planning in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Free wi-fi covers an obscure village in Hungary, making it possible for the residents – most of whom are Roma – “to finish their studies, obtain a profession, and then, to find a job.” More at TOL's Romantic.
Budapest travel tips, from Viktor Dimitrov at The nEUrosis: “Last but not least, don’t ask questions about the big football rivalry between Ferencvaros and Ujpest.”
Tijana of The nEUrosis writes on public support for war criminals in Serbia.
Marko Bucik describes how Slovenians idealize Western Europe: “Mostly, Europe is used of course as a benchmark and something we have to uphold as saint. Of course, Western Europe to be precise, not to be confused with Romania or similar savage places where corruption reigns…”
An in-depth view on Czech Republic's Civic Democrats and other political forces – over at Dr. Sean's Diary.
The Glory of Carniola posts a new Best of the Slobs roundup of Slovenia-related blogs.
The debate on whether smoking should be banned in public places in Serbia is on, Belgrade 2.0 reports.
One Missionary in Kosovo writes about passports options available to the residents of Kosovo.
The beatroot writes more on Tinky Winky's alleged sexual orientation.
Pestiside writes more on the police rape scandal.
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the Hungarian labor market and the seemingly “family friendly” policy of allowing mothers to have long maternity leaves.
Wu Wei posts some pictures from Banja Luka.
The issues regarding who controls broadband access and net neutrality in Chile was brought to the forefront, when Pepe Huerta, an assistant to a Chilean deputy, posted about a private meeting in which many of the telecommunication officials, governmental officials, and legislators were present. Huerta is working on a law proposal that would for example, limit which connections are able to be called "broadband".
The Indian Economy Blog does a series of posts on education in India. “In the broadest terms, the government of India is an extractive and exploitative system created specifically for that purpose during the nearly one hundred years of its existence as a British colony before India became politically independent....
Indian Muslims runs a poll on their blog on the preferred next President of India. “On 16th May 2007 we started a poll requesting our readers to vote for their choice for the upcoming Presidential elections in India. The participation was substantial and we got 212 votes during the 15...