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12 April 2008

Stories from 12 April 2008

Costa Rica: A Woman President

Russia: Ramzan Kadyrov's Motorcade

The video of what is described to be a motorcade of Chechnya's president Ramzan Kadyrov has been viewed over 100,000 times (plus, the clip has been re-posted by a number...

Argentina: “New” Trains in Buenos Aires

Iran: Photos from bomb explosion

Iran: A bomb explodes at mosque

Mozambique: The first established blogger in Tete

Iran:Detained Students May Face Torture

Iran:No Olympic Torch for us

Iran:Videobloggers in action

Brazil: Bloggers united against WordPress ban

The Brazilian blogosphere has not quite yet recovered from its last fright and there is already another threat on the way: a blanket ban on blogs hosted on Wordpress.com after...

El Salvador: Blogging for Justice in a Little Girl's Murder

Katya Miranda was young girl who was murdered in 1999 in El Salvador, in a crime of shocking depravity. All the charges against the suspects, who have ties with the...

Zizou from Djerba translates the Dalai Lama in Seattle

Zimbabwe: Questioning Mbeki's power

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's rebel government

Madagascar: Too much emphasis on the environment ?

Madagascar is arguably most renowned for its unique biodiversity. However, the focus on the environment is sometimes resented by Malagasies who think it diverts attention away from the hardships of...

Indonesia: Fried fish cracker

Vietnam: Street food

Thailand: YouTube self-censored lese majeste protest clip

Self-censorship on YouTube is working well - silently. One of the silently banned clips can be viewed anywhere in the world, except Thailand.

Thailand: BBC reporter charged with Lèse Majesté

Southeast Asia: Rising price of rice

Rice is the staple food in Southeast Asia and in many parts of the world. Many people in Southeast Asia are worried over reports that rice is getting more expensive...

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