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22 June 2008

Stories from 22 June 2008

Caucasus: European Integration

Azerbaijan – a part of Europe says that it hopes the countries of the South Caucasus will be close to integrating with Europe in 10 years. However, the blog concludes,...

China: Measures to cut down on Beijing smog implemented

New traffic measures aimed at reducing pollution in time for the Olympics are now in place, writes Austin Ramzy at The China Blog. The test run last year didn't impress...

Armenia: Higher Education Blog

Armenian Higher Education & Sciences has been established by Aryana Petrova, an education consultant and lecturer. The blog should provide a unique insight into the education sector in Armenia and...

Thailand: Sensational news reports

Tom in Thailand advises media outlets not to use the words “mob” and “seige” in reporting the protest actions in Thailand

Armenia: Regional Supermarket

Blogrel comments on news that a Yerevan-based supermarket chain has opened a store outside of the capital. The blog wonders how such a development will affect small stores and market...

Azerbaijan: Mulberries

Sheki, Azerbaijan reports that everyone is getting ready for mulberry season in the country. The blog says that in addition to being quite tasty, they are also healthy and excellent...

Philippines: Unreliable typhoon report

A strong typhoon hit the Philippines this weekend. Weather reports are not updated, according to the Dusk Chronicles.

Malaysia: Motion of No Confidence

A Malaysian political party will file a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister on Monday. A blogger thinks the power struggle is also a battle for a prime real...

Indonesia: Human Rights

Walking Contradiction uploads a document highlighting the human rights situation in Indonesia

Armenia: FUNarchists

Seetizen, the blog of a youth activist, comments on the approach taken by a new youth initiative in the country. The blog says that by encouraging young Armenians to develop...

Thailand: Casino's new name

To minimize criticism, Thailand's Prime Minister said the government is building an entertainment complex, not a casino. Blogger The Farang is not amused.

Armenia: Racist Rhetoric?

Blogian raises concern over what it considers to be racist rhetoric used by Armenia's first president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, at a radical opposition demonstration staged Friday in downtown Yerevan. Meanwhile, The...

Big Foot in Sarawak?

Is Big Foot in Sarawak? A pair of giant footprints in a village in Sarawak was discovered by residents and is gaining some attention.

Georgia: Abkhaz Tensions

Steady State comments on how the media in Georgia reports on continuing tensions with Russia over the breakaway region of Abkhazia. The blog implies that the media is being used...

Georgia: Post-Election Concerns

Steady State comments on the evaluation of the recent parliamentary election in Georgia by the country's human rights ombudsperson as the “worst in the country’s history.” The blog also examines...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday

Myanmar police arrested members of the National League for Democracy who were “celebrating” the 63rd birthday of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Iran: Iranian Blog Declaration Against Filtering

Digiactive writes that about 100 Iranian bloggers signed a declaration that condemns filtering and call for freedom of speech.

Iran: Ahmadinejad banned a conservative journal

According to several Iranian blogs and news sites, Tehran Emrouz journal was shut down yesterday because it criticized president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policy. Heiderpix also says the journal published this...

Mexico: Food Products Price Fixed

Diego from Blog.com.mx [es] lists the 150 food products that were price-fixed by the Mexican government. He notes that many of these products are not necessarily consumed by many people.

Mexico: 12 Die at Nightclub Raid

During a nightclub raid in Mexico City, 12 people were killed by the stampede, including several policemen. Mexico Reporter writes that the police had gone to investigate whether drugs and...

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