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7 March 2009

Stories from 7 March 2009

Iran:Questions for Founder Iran Inside Out

Brazil: Uproar over newpaper's editorial on “mild dictatorship”

The Brazilian blogosphere reacts strongly against an op-ed by broadsheet Folha de São Paulo calling the country's former military dictatorship "mild". A petition against the papers use of 'mild' has...

Egypt: The AUC Gestapo

Egypt: Hijacked Ship Released

Egypt: A tour in a palace

Egypt: Cairo, a divided city

Ukraine, Georgia, Russia: Relations With NATO

Ukraine: Foreign Minister Fired, Naftogaz Office Stormed

This has been a pretty turbulent week in Ukraine: on Tuesday, the parliament fired Volodymyr Ohryzko, Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister, and on Wednesday, riot police stormed the Kyiv headquarters of...

Kyrgyzstan: No Rest For the Internet

The head of the State Patent Department [en] Ulan Melisbek told [ru] that this department will try to take control of the service registration of domain names in the .kg...

Kenya: A video of a police officer who witnessed killings

Thailand: Web director arrested for “allowing offensive comments”

A web editor in Thailand was arrested by police yesterday for allowing comments which authorities deemed as offensive to the monarchy. The editor is now out on bail. The arrest...

Myanmar: Withdrawal of Currency Notes in 1987

Burmese blogger Niknayman recalls that the sudden withdrawal of currency notes in Myanmar in 1987 was one of the reasons which ignited the massive 1988 protests in the country.

Europe: Obama's Upcoming Visit and Quotes

Bloggers share their thoughts on Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Europe and react to his mention of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine.