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7 June 2007

Stories from 7 June 2007

Serbia: The Lustration Law

Serbia's parliament passed the Lustration Law in 2003 - but it has still not been implemented. The Serbian public knows that the Serbian Radical Party and the Social Party of...

Ukraine: “Emergency Assistance for Street Children”

Scenes from the Sidewalk reports on the work of a newly-created “mobile unit” whose aim is to assist Kyiv “street children or children in at-risk situations.”

Ukraine: Rusyns

Dykun returns to blogging with a post on the plight of Ukraine's Rusyns, who were recently recognized as an indigenous nationality of the Transcarpathian region.

Russia: The New Times Money Laundering Text 2

Robert Amsterdam posts the translation of The New Times’ second investigative piece on the probe into Raiffeisen's alleged ties to money laundering.

Russia: Gorbushka

Two-Zero and The Turkish Invasion write about what looks like a semi-end of the golden age of Gorbushka, Moscow's legendary “pirate DVD empire.”

Russia: “The Azeri Option”

Sean's Russia Blog reports that at the G8 Summit, Bush and Putin “appeared to come to some agreement over the placing of missile defense systems in East Europe” – thanks...

Iran: Second Cultural Revolution Coming?

Universities in different parts of Iran are experiencing a new wave of repression by security forces. Between 6-8 student activists, members of student associations, and independent professors who dare to...

Egypt: Free Kareem Site Hacked

“Unfortunately, someone gained access to our FTP, databases, and host panel and managed to take down all our websites, including this one. Everything was affected: files, plugins, backups, posts. Lalith...

China: Flickr filtered

The distinct 2.0ness with which an unprecedented environmental protest was carried out last week in southern China's seaside Xiamen city seems to have resulted, as of June 7, in the...

India: Protests at G8

a reader's words on the protests at the G8 venue. “Why are these people protesting? The answer is very simple- even as globalization creates islands of the first world in...

India: Google and Me

Dina Mehta is concerned by Google's apparent disregard for user privacy, given their common login protocols across their services. “In countries like India however, where for the large part, computers...

Sri Lanka: State Sponsored Abductions

Lanka Whistle-Blower on what appear to be state sponsored abductions. ” It started with abductions of Tamil businessmen, and extended to the Muslim community, and has now made the transition...

Sri Lanka: Prof VK Samaranayake

Open Maze and other blogs on the death of Prof. V.K. Samaranayake. “This is shocking news; he was the founder of the BIT (Bachelor of Information Technology- External) program at...

Trinidad & Tobago: Effective Lobbying

Jeremy Taylor uses the protests against the proposed Alcoa smelter plant to put forward a simple solution for enforcing change: “These problems are never going to be solved by individual...

Bangladesh: McKaaba?

a bengali in TO is provoked by the news of a kid who interprets the influence of corporate giants on religion. “It was a near riot. Shouting, gesturing, threatening the...

Jamaica: Customs Woes

The alleged involvement of Caribbean nationals in the recent JFK terror plot complicates Jamaican Marlon James’ entry into the US: “Maybe I do come to the States too much. I...

Cambodia: Stars on Myspace

Mungkol is surprised by the number of Cambodian pop stars on Myspace.

Guyana: Curry Favour?

Guyana-Gyal is engaged in a war of words with the most unlikely of characters…

Cuba: Castro's TV Appearance

Babalu Blog reports on the differing reactions to Fidel Castro's first television appearance since his illness.

Thailand: Don't Criticize the Judges

The Lost Boy updates us on the latest happenings in Thailand where a constitutional tribunal is asking members of the public to avoid voicing out criticism against the tribunal's decision...

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