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23 January 2008

Stories from 23 January 2008

Environment: Nobel Laureate speaks out on security in Kenya

From Pambazuka:Prof. Wangari Maathai, a nobel laureate (Environment) speaks out against the loss of lives and property in Kenya. “She said although such clashes had a history, the Government had...

Armenia: Predictable Presidential Election

Halfway Down the Danube takes a look at the start of the pre-election campaign ahead of next month's presidential election in Armenia. The blog says that all signs are that...

Brazil: Blog Carnival about online journalism

“Several blogs will be publishing texts about online journalism this Wednesday, in the first round of ‘Ciranda de textos’ and every month one of them will make a kind of...

Brazil: On community radios and mainstream media

“Do you think you know little about community radio stations or those that are called “pirates” on TV? Don't be surprised”. Luiz Carlos Azenha [pt] interviews Guilherme Canela about a...

Caucasus: High Speed Internet

Social Science in the Caucasus says that 3 percent of Georgians have Internet access at home, but that it's quality leaves something to be desired. While Azerbaijan has the fastest...

Azerbaijan: Living is Easy?

Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog says that life in Azerbaijan during the winter isn't so easy, but it is interesting. The two PCVs describe living through the cold...

Mozambique: Yet another case of deforestation

Carlos Serra [pt] reports on yet another case of interception of illegally felled hardwood for exportation in Mozambique. This time, seven ten tonne trucks were seized by the Mozambican police...

Armenia: Presidential Election Day 2

The Armenian Patchwork reports on day two of the official pre-election campaign for next month's presidential election in Armenia. She posts photographs of a rally held by presidential hopeful and...

Ukraine: Crimean Tatars Protest

Orange Ukraine writes, among other things, about Crimean Tatars’ protests in Simferopol over the long-delayed construction of a mosque.

Ukraine: Anthrax Housing

Ukrainiana reports that Kyiv authorities have decided to go ahead with the plan to build a house at the site of a 19th-centruy anthrax cemetery.

Brazil: Gaza, Egypt, Israel and a stupid boycott

“Making the life of people who live in Gaza worse is a tremendous stupidity”, Pedro Dória [pt] gives his thoughts on the Israeli boycott against Gaza.

Russia: Kasyanov and Zyuganov Out of the Race?

Siberian Light reports that it is likely that former PM Mikhail Kasyanov will not be able to run for president of Russia. Vilhelm Konnander reports that it is also likely...

Russia: St. Pete Tailors

Megan Case writes about affordable tailors in St. Petersburg.

Brazil: Counting the victims of murder

PE Body Count [pt] welcomes the news that another news website is also implementing a murder counter in the neighbor state of Alagoas. “To combat the problem [crime], it is...

India: Caste and Politics

a reader's words on the dynamics of caste and politics in Punjab, India.

India: On Breastfeeding

IndieQuill on breastfeeding, and what the fuss is all about in India.

Nepal: Fuel and Protest

The Radiant Star on the protests against fuel price rise in Nepal, and how nobody is really spared.

India: Marriage and Women

Bohemian Rhapsody on the expectations in India, when it comes to women who get married – to look, behave and act in a certain manner.

Turkey again blocks access to YouTube

Again, a Turkish court has blocked access to the popular video-sharing site YouTube over a video clip allegedly insulting the country's founding father, Kemal Atatürk.

Morocco: Artisian Exposition

Live Peace Morocco shares photos from a recent artisan exposition in Rabat.

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