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4 June 2008

Stories from 4 June 2008

Iran: Student protest and hunger strike

According to [Fa]Ehterame Azadi,an Iranian blogger, more than 50 students of Tarbiat Molem University in Tehran have started hunger strike to protest against the bad condition of their university.

Egypt: Great Firewall of China Coming Soon

Egyptian bloggers have one hand on their keyboard and another on their hearts. Following a recent crackdown on bloggers and online activists following the April 6 unrest, some are now...

Iran: Bloggers remember Ayatollah Khomeini

Muslim Bloggers in Iran created a logo to remember the 19th anniversary of death of Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of Islamic Revolution.

Muslim Couple in French Court

Shaheen draws our attention to a court case between a Muslim couple in a French court in this post. The court annulled their marriage because the Muslim-born wife misled her...

Turkey: Largest Telecom IPO Offering

Talk Turkey reports that Turk Telekom completed the fifth largest IPO of the world (and the largest in Turkey) by selling 15% of its stake for a total of $1.9...

Pakistan: On Democracy

The Pakistani Spectator on the idea of democracy – not just theoretically, but as a choice that people make.

Bangladesh: Making History

Mash from Bangladesh on why Obama becoming a nominee is a historic event.

Africa: Time for e-governance has arrived

David Kobia discusses e-governance in Africa: “I suppose we can now officially thank government policies in African countries for their failure to expand fixed lines, leading to a projected 22%...

India: Soon to come, elections

With the general elections scheduled soon in India, Songs of Sixpence on the prospects of the current coalition in power.

India: Bullying a Blogger!

A website – decides to bully and abuse a blogger, when she protests against unfair use of her content on their website. More at Ginger and Mango.

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai detained

Zimbabwean police have detained the main opposition leader: “We believe that Morgan Tsvangirai is currently being detained in Lupane Police Station. Please call the police station and alert them to...

Bahamas: Hope Sells

“Apparently, hope is a marketable service and bankable commodity”: Simon at Bahama Pundit blogs about the business of selling hope, saying: “Like food and energy prices, the cost of hope...

Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago: The New Cricket?

Dominica Weekly links to a BBC Caribbean interview with FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner on the future of football in the Caribbean: “Mr. Warner feels that football has taken over from...

Bermuda: Cry for Justice

Breezeblog calls for justice in the murder of a 14-year-old Bermudian student: “I can’t even begin to think about what sort of person decides to rob such a young girl...

Guyana: It's Not Easy Being Green

Guyana-Gyal was trying to get into the spirit of World Environment Week – until she encountered a frog.

China: National Outrage

Two cold pointed out that Chinese people as a whole shouldn't be so easily outraged by foreign media or foreigner's comment, such as Sharon Stone's comments on the earthquake. The...

Kazakhstan: Re-repatriant wave coming?

Zhanna Zhukova reflects on the publications in the Kazakhstani media about the alleged return of former ethnic emigrants from Germany to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Bill’s Affair Kills Hillary’s Campaign

Arman reviews an unexpected continuation of the story about alleged Bill Clinton’s lobbying for his friend’s uranium business in Kazakhstan, the affair is expected to have even worse influence on...

Hong Kong: Where's the Apology

CNN and Sharon Stone have apologized to Chinese people. Yesterday a Tibet monk has also made an apology of what he had said about the repression. William Sin wonders why...

Afghanistan: What’s Wrong With the ANP?

Joshua Foust cites the UNDP report saying that Afghanistan actually has a kind of normal number of police, but underscores that the major problem that remains is corruption.

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