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3 May 2008

Stories from 3 May 2008

Russia: “Putinisms”

Russia: Visa Problems for British Fans

Egypt: No Freedom of Speech for Journalists

Qatar: Jailed AL Jazeera Cameraman Free

Qatar: Sami Al Hajj Free

Jordan: Gearing Up for Strike

Jordan is gearing up for a strike on May 4, according to bloggers. Just like in Egypt, the message to strike was posted on Facebook, and later picked up by...

Iran: Inflation and Untouchable Tomatoes

The Iranian government has often denied the existence of inflation, even suggesting it is an invention of foreigners and the media. However, in recent months inflation has risen stronger and...

Armenia: Balloon Festival

Macau: Wild cheers as the Olympic Torch is paraded

Unlike in other countries on the route, the Olympic Torch met only with smiles today in Macau, its last leg before Mainland China. Runners have already finished carrying the torch...

Bahrain: Lebanese singer causes political storm

Earlier this week the provocative Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe performed in Bahrain, but not before Bahrain's MPs protested and tried to ban her concert.

Bangladesh: Bangla Blogs remember May Day

This week, the Bangla blog world buzzed with essays and analysis regarding May 1st, remembered the world over as International Workers’ Day or Labor Day. There was disappointment amongst many...

Brunei's blog of the year

No more telegraph service in Thailand

Lao opens historic Vietnam War cave

Indonesia: History revision

Vietnam: Wasteful public spending

Slum village in Cambodia

Zimbabwe: Harare International Festival of the Arts

Armenia: Decriminalization of Drug Use

Turkmenistan: The pride of Turkmenistan

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