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28 October 2007

Stories from 28 October 2007

China: Rules of Olympic engagement

Leading Hong Kong Democrat Martin Lee calls for increased dialogue on China's human rights record as the Olympics approach and gets labeled a traitor, quite possibly due mainly to a...

Brazil: Reforming Abortion Laws

Cecilia Sardenberg, in “The right to abortion: briefing from Brazil” at OpenDemocracy.net, tells about the heated debate over reforms to Brazil's outdated abortion laws that has intensified across the country...

Argentina: Did She Win Already?

El Opinador Compulsivo [ES] thinks that the election of Cristina Kirchner as President of Argentina is merely a formality and why the country “takes the trouble and cost to organize...

China: Romance with the Moon

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has collected and translated various feelings, comments and observations from journalists about China moon travel. Han Song (one of the journalist blogger) has pointed to a...

South Korea: Presidential Poll

Andy Jackson from Marmot's Hole blogs the presidential poll result and the former Seoul major Lee Myung-bak is in the lead.

Armenia: Bad News Day

Raffi K at Life in Armenia says that Friday was a day full of bad news for Armenia. However, he doesn't know which was worse — former president Levon Ter...

Armenia: Doing Business

British ex-pat consultant Bruce Tasker reports from Yerevan on the trials and tribulations facing local businessmen who usually have to maintain close links with senior officials to ensure their livelihood....

Georgia: Homophobia

British journalist Matthew Collin writes in a new blog from Georgia about two recent scandals which illustrate to what extent homophobia has taken hold in what is otherwise still considered...

Turkmenistan: Independence day

Nara opines on the sixteenth anniversary of independence of the Turkmen state, bitterly noting that “Turkmen government is the only institution to enjoy this privilige of independence, being very independent...

Uzbekistan: Another Voice Silenced

Beaudi's Blog reflects on the brutal murder of the 26-year-old Uzbek journalist in the town of Osh in the neighboring Kyrgyzstan. He was remarkably well known and respected around Central...

Kazakhstan: Helping the Children

KZBlog tells about a seemingly international campaign to sew blankets for the Kazakhstani kids, noting that “it's all to cute”, while the Kazakh government launches series of competitions for the...

Afghanistan: Hungarian presence expansion

My State Failure Blog provides an update on the planned expansion of Hungarian troops presence in Afghanistan, saying that the official announcements about it are quite blurred.

China: Chinese Nominees for the BoBs

This year the Best of Blogs voting has started in Oct 22, 2007. You can cast your vote online for the best weblogs, videoblogs and podcasts. According to Deutsche Welle,...

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