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6 May 2008

Stories from 6 May 2008

Angola: On the reform of the Portuguese language

Russia: “Russia – A Sovereign Democracy?”

Soviet History: “Agitation Trials”

Russia: Victory Day in 2005 (And Now)

Russia: Gazprom's Stasi Connection

Ukraine, Russia: Gas Market News

Russia: “The March, Sort Of”

The Russian opposition was to hold a protest rally on May 6 in Moscow, on the eve of Dmitry Medvedev's inauguration as president Vladimir Putin's replacement, but city officials refused...

Guatemala: Remembering Bishop Gerardi and His Report “Never Again!”

Ten years ago, Bishop Juan Gerardi released a report called “Guatemala, Never Again!,” which contained powerful testimonies of those forever affected by the armed conflict in Guatemala. The report provided...

Zimbabwe: Using New Technologies to Fight for Democracy

In countries such as Zimbabwe where media freedom is extremely restricted, new technologies have become powerful tools for political campaigning, communication, advocacy and mobilisation. Since Robert Mugabe turned the country...

Sri Lanka: Banning independent media?

Hong Kong: Minimum Allowable Wage for foreign maids

Myanmar: Unprecedented cyclone disaster

Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last weekend which devastated five regions. State-run media reported that more than 22,000 people are found dead with another 41,000 missing. The death toll could still...

Zimbabwe: Hey there! Mugabe is using Twitter

Pakistan: Alternatives to the Madrassa

Japan: Common Web TV Standard

Pakistan: The food crisis and worse

Bangladesh: No appeals for Burma?

South Africa: Standard Bank talks to bloggers

Palestine: Moroccan Neighbourhood in Jerusalem

Kuwait: Election's Poll

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