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12 March 2009

Stories from 12 March 2009

Russia: “Diary of an Uzbek Gastarbeiter”

Russia: Bloggers and Dissidents

Russia: Prosecution's Bias in Politkovskaya Murder Trial

Estonia: Mart Laar's Plan

Croatia: LGBT

Pakistan: What Is The Long March?

Arab World: Culture, Culture Everywhere

Across the Gulf various cultural festivals and literary events have been taking place in recent weeks, and in this post we hear from some of the region's bloggers who have...

Pakistan: Long March and Uncertainty

India: The Third Front

Bangladesh: YouTube Ban and Freedom Of Speech

Qatar: The Job Interview

Medical checklist reduces surgical deaths

Cote d'Ivoire: Celebrated Filmmaker Dies

Brazil: On the Vatican's condemnation of raped-child's abortion

A 9-year-old girl several times raped and made pregnant by her stepfather was guaranteed the right to have an abortion legally in Brazil. After the operation, the Roman Catholic Church...

Angola: Where is clean water?

Ecuador: Quality Control of the Media

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has had a rough relationship with the media and journalists in that country. A local newspaper claimed that the government was preparing a new law that...

Uganda: Lack of electricity leads to more babies!

Kenya: The Big Language Dilemma For Kenyan Poet Bloggers

Kenyan poets, unlike artists, find it easier to write and perform in English as opposed to any other language. This would be closely attributed to what language enables them express...

Puerto Rico: Limited Thinking

Haiti: Responding with Love