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2 April 2008

Stories from 2 April 2008

China: Hu Jia to be sentenced today

Blogger Hu Jia goes back on 'trial' in a few hours where it is expected he will be handed down a sentence of up to five years in prison based...

Arabeyes: April Fool's Day

Pranks were in the air across the Arab world this April Fool's Day. Ranging from an Israeli withdrawal from Palestine, to the sale of Mars to Dubai and the construction...

Romania: NATO Summit

Ukraine: Olechko's Exhibition

Bahrain: Harmony in Diversity

Over millennia, Bahrain has been an oasis of peace, embracing people of all religions, creeds and races. Bahraini blogger Christ's Blood (Ar) finds a picture of a neighbourhood in the...

Bulgaria: Rethinking History – A National Holiday in Days of Tragedy

On Feb. 28, a fire on the train from Kardam to Sofia killed nine people. The majority of Bulgarians thought that a national mourning must be declared, but the authorities...

Jordan: What Do Our Children Read?

"What do our children read?" is the question posed by Jordanian Batir Wardam (Ar), who finds himself pleading on behalf of a girl at a bookshop who wanted to buy...

Armenia: A1 Plus Anniversary

Romania: NATO Summit and Bucharest Traffic

Stan Faryna translates a Romanian bloggers' report on traffic in Bucharest on the first day of the NATO Summit: "After listening to the discouraging morning traffic report on the radio,...

Brazil: They killed Chico Mendes’ ideals

Argentina: Video of Anti-Protest in Buenos Aires

Cape Verde: On the lack of a theatre in Praia

Chile: Web Entrepreneur Conference in Chile

Paraguay: Senator Candidates Suspected of Corruption

Uruguay: Where to Find Free Wi-Fi in Montevideo

Peru: Sidewalks Off Limits

Ecuador: God in the New Constitution

Mideast Youth: Interview with Kurdish Student

Brazil: No talks about politics in blogs

Costa Rica: Difficulties to Visit Spain