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5 December 2007

Stories from 5 December 2007

Bulgaria, Libya: Article on Tripoli Six Case

Declan Butler links to an article by John Bohannon, which “tells the story of scientists’ actions in the Libya [Tripoli Six] case.”

Slovenia: “Often Forgotten Country” and Its TLD

“In 28 days, Slovenia will take over the rotating presidency of the European Union for the firs six months of 2008 – and for the first time ever, since Slovenia...

Russia: Inflation

A Fistful of Euros points out “another reason why Russia should be in the news, its growing inflation problem.”

Russia: Muslims For Putin

Window on Eurasia writes on the voting patterns of Russia's Muslims: “Muslims voted for United Russia and thus endorsed Putin, according to Abdulla Rinat Mukhametov, the head of’s research...

Russia: Western Media Response to the Election

Another discussion at Sean's Russia Blog: “predictable responses” of the Western media to “predictable results” of the Russian election.

Russia: “Why Russian Liberals Lose”

Sean's Russia Blog hosts a discussion of Nicolai Petro's International Herald Tribune column titled “Why Russian Liberals Lose.”

Iran:What is George Bush Smoking?

Farideh Farhi, a USA based Iranian academic,writes about President Bush's reaction to a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that concludes Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapons program.Farideh has chosen...

Russia: Sup Buys LiveJournal

James over at Robert Amsterdam's blog posts a comprehensive overview of the recent sale of LiveJournal to the Russian media company Sup and the possible implications of this deal.

Ukraine: “Hitler Infantilization”

Ukrainiana writes about a scandal over teaching methods used at a private school attended by president Yushchenko’s two daughters.

Ukraine: “Unsung Heroes”

Orange Ukraine writes on various sources of aid to Ukraine, individual and institutional.

Egypt: GV Podcast Wins Praise

Global Voices Online‘s podcast with Egyptian blogger Wa7da Masrya won the praise of bloggers. Ibn Al Dunya from Egypt and the Free Kareem campaign site mention it in their posts.

Iran:A radio piece on Ahmadinejad's blog

Cyrus Farivar, journalist and blogger,talks about the return of President Ahmadinejad’s blog.You can listen to several bloggers and journalists who took part in this radio piece.

Bahrain: Iran's Uranium Enrichment

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif shares his thoughts on Iran's nuclear programme, in the light of a new document which says that Iran has shelved its programme in 2003 and...

Bahrain: Petition for Human Rights Activist

The Arab Program for Human Rights has launched a petition in solidarity with Bahraini human rights activist Mohammed Al Maskati, who is facing trial for operating the Bahrain Youth Society...

Sri Lanka: A village and the blogosphere

Cerno reflects on the Sri Lankan blogosphere, particularly on the sense of community at

Pakistan: The President and his oath

Reflections on Musharraf as the civilian President of Pakistan at All Things Pakistan.

Nepal: A state for Nepali Indians

United We Blog! on the demands of Nepali Indians in India who want their own state.

Egypt: The Story of the Flying Mouse

We all used to watch cartoons when we were children. In fact, many of us still like watching cartoon movies. And sometimes some of those movies stay there in our...

Georgia: Imedi Back on Air

TOL Georgia reports that the Georgian authorities will allow Imedi TV back on air ahead of the January presidential election. However, there are concerns that it might take as long...

Armenia: Real Estate Prices

The Armenian Economist examines the rise in real estate prices in Armenia and reports that they are still on the increase.

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