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17 March 2008

Stories from 17 March 2008

Egypt: Another strike and many protests

Egyptian doctors and university faculty have joined the crowds and decided to protest against their low salaries, writes Eman AbdElRahman, who brings us the latest reactions to labour strikes from...

Albania: Explosion

Belatedly, a link to the coverage of a series of explosions at a weapons depot in Albania by Living in Shkoder.

Russia: Kosovo and Abkhazia

TOL's Steady State writes about Russia and “Kosovo's precedent”: “Russia is an ardent supporter of the territorial integrity in the Balkans. When it comes to the Caucasus, those principles change.”

Czech Republic: Book on Prague's City Government

Dr. Sean's Diary reviews Martin Horak’s Governing the Post-Communist City, a “study of city government in Prague in the decade following the collapse of communism.”

Romania: A Primer on Election Law

Dr. Sean's Diary posts a primer on Romania's election law.

Macedonia: A Primer on Politics

A Fistful of Euros posts “a brief primer on Macedonian politics.”

Iran:First song after Revolution

Thanks to Enghelab57 blog,you can listen to the first song that was broadcasted on Iranian TV and Radio after Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Iran:Celebrating Rumi in Rasht

Kourosh Ziabari says [Fa]that a few days ago he and a few other young Iranians organized a conference to celebrate Rumi ,Iranian great poet, in Rasht in the northern Iran.

Bangladesh: Fighting the cycle of poverty

In this week's roundup we will highlight some of the discussions happening in the Bangladeshi Blogosphere on the issues of Poverty, LGBT and Travel . Poverty: Bangladesh is a developing...

Georgia: New Protests

Now that opposition protests in one of the three South Caucasus republics have stopped, new protests are resuming in another. TOL Georgia reports that a few thousand protesters are once...

Armenia: Life Continues…

The Armenian Patchwork reports that life continues in Yerevan even though a state of emergency has been declared. Indeed, the blog posts photographs of the opening of a new Beatles’...

Iran:”USA Government Encourages Separatism”

According to media, USA government is planning to beam Azeri-language radio broadcasts into Iran, in a bid to influence opinion among the significant ethnic Azeri population there. Hezaran Noghteh says...

Jordan: Wife Seeking in the Middle East

“One of the most hated rituals in the middle east is the dreaded “Wife seeking”. Not only is it nerve wrecking for the potential groom and his family. But it's...

Qatar: Pledge to end human trafficking

At a Doha conference, Arab Gulf states have pledged to nip human trafficking in the bud. Or Does it Explode .. asks “Really?”

Bahrain: Keywords Shocker

From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl takes a closer look at the keywords which drive clicks to her blog.

Sri Lanka: Blogging in Sinhala

ramblinglankan on blogging in Sinhala in Sri Lanka and if it makes sense to do so.

Welcome German, Albanian and Macedonian into Lingua Family

Global Voices Lingua is honored to announce today that German, Albanian and Macedonian have launched officially. A new chapter is turned. Since the initiation of Lingua, we have gathered an...

India: Blogging History

A round of blogs discussing history at Varnam – the third Indian History carnival.

Pakistan: Where's the Prime Minister?

Despite a round of elections, Pakistan still doesn't seem to have found a Prime Minister. More at All Things Pakistan.

Nepal: Campaign Story

United We Blog! follows the campaign trail of the Maoist leader Prachanda in Nepal.

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