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16 December 2007

Stories from 16 December 2007

Myanmar: Getting Harder for Japanese to Visit

A Japanese passport usually enjoys hassle free entry to most countries in the world but now it has become more difficult for a Japanese citizen to visit Myanmar.

Georgia: Misha is Cool!

The BBC's Matthew Collin writes on This Is Tbilisi Calling about the latest attempt by the Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili, to woo voters ahead of January's election. A song, Misha...

Mozambique: Voice of Free Africa 1976

Moçambique para Todos [pt] publishes a link to an article in English about African clandestine radio stations, among them Voice of Free Africa, from 1976. You can listen to the...

Georgia: Military Buildup in Abkhazia

Steady State comments on reports that Russia is building up its military presence in the breakaway region of Abkhazia. Moscow instead says what is happening is nothing more than a...

Korea: Upcoming Election

Only a few days remain until the presidential election in Korea. While one candidate is much more popular than other candidates according to statistics from major media, a TV panel...

Armenia: The Kurdish Question

In response to a post by Paul Goble on the apparent belief that Armenia's Kurdish minority is obstructing a peace deal with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh,...

Japan: Final Report on Internet Regulation

The idea that a country boasting one of the world's most active net cultures would attempt to regulate online content within its borders may appear to some as infeasible. But...

Russia: Voting in Grozny

According to dubious Central Election Commission's data, over 99 percent of Chechnya's 580,918 eligible voters showed up for the Dec. 2 parliamentary election - and 99.36 percent of them voted...

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