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6 November 2008

Stories from 6 November 2008

Guyana: Thoughts on Death

“I do not obsess too much…with what lies after death; my concern is with the quality of life one leads here”: From Guyana, Ruel Johnson writes “a brief note” on...

Pakistan: Citizen Journalist Suspended for Revealing Forgery

Sukhmani at Instablogs informs: “After revealing an instance of fake research at the National Center of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, research associate Abdul Karim Khan (also a citizen...

Puerto Rico: Election Time and Speaking Boricua write posts about the Puerto Rican elections.

Iran:Another weekly magazine was banned

Tourjan, an Iranian blogger and a religious student, writes[fa] that according to some news sites, Sharvand Emrouz, a weekly magazine was banned by Iranian government.

Iran: “KordanGate” and fake Ph.D

According to news sites and blogs Iran's parliament has voted to sack Interior Minister Ali Kordan after he admitted a degree he said he obtained from Oxford University was a...

Ukraine: Harm Reduction and Law Enforcement

Harm reduction initiatives are gradually taking root in Ukraine, a country with one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in Europe (e.g., the first methadone substitution therapy programs, still illegal...

Taiwan: Defending Rights to Protest

Following David's article on “The Phantom of Police State” coming back with Chen Yun-lin (陳雲林)'s visit to Taiwan on 3 of Nov, I have collected some visual materials showing the...

YouTube's “Project:Report” Video Finalists Selected

We've been following the progress of the YouTube Aspiring Citizen Journalist competition "Project:Report" organized along with the Pulitzer Center to select an amateur video journalist to win a 10 000...

China: Two Voices on Internet

ESWN translated a commentary from China youth daily on the dichotomy of opinions in the Internet public sphere in China.

Japan: Three Arrested for Visiting PM House

Niphonese translated some local discussions about the recent arrest of three protesters under the Tokyo Public Security Act. The “reality tour” (not protest) was organized by Freeter Union.

South Korea: Reaction to Obama

Ask a Korean! tries to answer the question: What is the Korean news media saying about our new president-elect Barack Obama?

China: Chinese Style Village Election

ESWN translated a photo essay on village-level election with Chinese characteristics.

China and U.S: American Election and Chinese Rice Bowl

Inside-Out China blogs about various discussions about the U.S presidential election and its implication on China economy.

Russia, U.S.: Reactions to Medvedev's Address

Reactions to president Medvedev's address to Russia's Federal Council, delivered shortly after Obama's election as the new U.S. president: Irina Filatova writes that Medvedev “talks tough, but in reality the...

Ukraine, U.S.: “Khayrli Presidentlerden olsun!”

Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home clinked glasses filled with tea for Barack Obama with her Crimean Tatar host – and learned how to say “May the President be successful!”...

Serbia, U.S.: Change and Personal Risk

Lucy Moore writes this about Obama's victory on her B92 blog: “But after we applauded and hugged our way through his final “Yes we can,” I couldn’t shake the thought...

Serbia, U.S.: Bloggers on Obama's Victory

Belgraded posts a roundup of Serbian bloggers’ reactions to Obama's victory.

Romania, U.S.: Obama's Victory

Corina Murafa and Csíkszereda musings share their thoughts on Obama's victory.

Poland, U.S.: Patrick Moberg's U.S. Presidency Illustration

Sylwia Presley notes on the popularity of Patrick Moberg's illustration of the history of U.S. presidency among Polish netizens.

Latvia, U.S.: Michael Strautmanis

Baltic writes about Barack Obama's tiny Latvia connection – via his chief counsel Michael Strautmanis, whose stepfather was Latvian.

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