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1 April 2008

Stories from 1 April 2008

Hungary: Political Crisis and Economy

Hungary Economy Watch writes about the current political crisis in Hungary: “What is very clear, however, is that the economic backdrop to all this is simply not going to go...

Hungary: Fidesz Party is 20

Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum writes about the 20th anniversary of Fidesz, Hungary's largest opposition party.

Saudi Arabia: Electronic Games – The Good, the Bad, and the Overlooked

The newly-founded Saudi Information Technology Club, a non-profit organization established by young, Saudi IT enthusiasts and situated in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom between the cities of Dammam and...

Jordan: Congrats Wikipedia

From Jordan, Roba Al Assi congratulates Wikipedia on its 10 millionth article and says: “The truth is, Wikipedia changed my life. Here’s to another 10 million articles.”

Qatar: Twittering Downing Street

From Qatar, Mohamed Nanabhay stumbles upon a Downing Street Twitter message board, posts a question and gets a response too.

Hungary: Coalition Crisis

Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum reports on the coalition crisis brewing in the Hungarian government after prime minister announced his decision to dismiss the health minister.

Ukraine: Kyiv Protest Photos

LJ user eagle_x posts photos from Kyiv (UKR), where a few hundred people protested on the day of George W. Bush's visit.

Central & Eastern Europe: Thoughts on Geopolitics and Identity

Greek-Macedonian name dispute inspires Amman-based Reflect Upon… to reflect on identity, geography and geopolitics.

Venezuela: A Month for Farewells – Part I

Even though two of Venezuela's prominent artists passed away in late 2007 and in early 2008, the month of March was a time when many gathered to pay tribute to...

Jamaica: Racial Stereotypes

Ragashanti, a popular talk show host, invited listeners to weigh in on the topic of Indians in Jamaica – and the barrage of racist slurs by callers has caused an...

Armenia: Environmental Exhibition

Life Around Me reports that an environmental exhibition that will run until 20 April has opened in the Armenian capital. Become the Voice of Voiceless aims to raise awareness of...

Azerbaijan: Weak Regime Index

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on the latest Brookings Index of State Weakness which ranks 141 countries according to their weakness as states. The blog examines why Azerbaijan is...

What more must Zimbabweans do?

Zimbabweans voted last week to elect their President and Members of Parliament. The official results are coming in at a frustratingly slow pace. These are the latest voices from bloggers...

Indonesia threatens to block YouTube over “Fitna” the movie

Indonesia is threatening to block Youtube unless the video-sharing web site removes the 15 minutes anti-Muslim film “Fitna” made by the Dutch MP Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-immigration...

Jordan: There's More to the Arab Blogosphere

“I came across an article that discusses blogging in the Arab world. It is conveniently titled ‘Blogging in the Arab World’ and yet it only discusses the Egyptian blogosphere as...

Bahrain: April Fool's?

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif invites readers to share April Fool's Day jokes they fell for.

India: Shashi Tharoor's India

Excursions into the mundane and the revealing… on Shashi Tharoor's refrain on India.

Pakistan: A new cabinet

Changing Up Pakistan on a new cabinet being sworn in.

Pakistan: April Fool at Metroblogging Karachi?

All Things Pakistan points to a notice on Metroblogging Karachi announcing its closure – and wonders if it's an April Fool spin.

Bangladesh: Climate Change

Unheard Voices on the launch of a new website on climate change, a crucial issue especially given Bangladesh's vulnerability.

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