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5 March 2008

Stories from 5 March 2008

EU: Towards a European Global Online Freedom Act

The European Parliament has passed a proposal (571 in favor, 38 against) to treat Internet censorship by national governments as a trade barrier. The proposal was submitted by European Parliament...

Armenia: Reflections on Political Unrest

Georgia: Self-Ethnic Cleansing

Turkey: Mock Armenian Hangings

Brasil: The FARCs statement in face of the death of Raul Reyes

Nigeria: Fictitious names in voters’ register

Armenia: Samizdat & the Internet

After a 20-day state of emergency was declared in Armenia when clashes between security services and the opposition broke out on the streets of the capital, access to the media...

Kenya: Vote for ushahidi.com

Kuwait: Retirement Plans

Nigeria: First online bookstore

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Foreigners’ Registration

Russia: Journalism and Politics in Chechnya

India: How did Huckabee make it this far?

India, Pakistan: Kashmir Singh and 34 years

Nepal: Campaigns and Elections

Nepal: Development and Politics

Japan: Justice served in contaminated blood scandal

Korea: Religious Encounter on the Subway

Religious issues always generate a lot of opinions from Korean netizens. One person's experience on a subway with a Buddhist monk has gained a lot of attention in the last...

South Africa: Another Manto Blunder…

The controversial South African Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who you might remember a couple of posts back as being under fire for her antics…is back in the spotlight, this time...

Kenya: Google hosts Skunkworks meeting