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14 March 2009

Stories from 14 March 2009

Pakistan: Media Muzzled Again

All Things Pakistan reports that GEO News (a private TV news channel) was blocked in different cities of country as crackdown on the Long March continued in Pakistan.

Armenia: Anti-corruption student protest?

Unzipped comments on an apparent anti-corruption action staged by members of a pro-government youth movement against allegedly corrupt university lecturers in Armenia. Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor also reports on...

Iraq: Increasing Violence and Fragile Security

A new wave of bombings is rocking Baghdad after a period of relative quiet. Salam Adil digs into the Iraqi blogosphere for the reactions of bloggers on the recent developments...

Colombia: Insecurity at Antioquia University

A former student at Antioquia University in Medellín, Colombia was killed with six shots to the head by two masked men. Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] provides some of...

Peru: Death Threats to Journalist Julio Vásquez

Angela of Desde Mis Ojos [es] writes about the death threats being received by Peruvian journalist Julio Vásquez, who had uncovered the torture of townspeople by the national police and...

Serbia: Anti-Discrimination Law Controversy

Belgraded writes about a proposed new anti-discrimination law: “In short, The Churches don’t like two articles – one concerns person’s right to change religion. This is the same reason we...

Czech Republic, Russia: Klaus, Putin and the Environment writes about Vaclav Klaus’ views on global warming and other issues. The Reference Frame thinks that Vladimir Putin has become “the ultimate green messiah.”

Hungary: Subtitling vs Dubbing

Csíkszereda Musings is campaigning against Hungarian TV dubbing – and in favor of subtitling: “My problem is that saying that you are the world’s best dubbers is akin to saying...

Ukraine: Memorial Flat of Mikhail Bulgakov

The Uncataloged Museum writes about the Memorial Flat of Mikhail Bulgakov in Kyiv.

Czech Republic: Naming Rules and Laws

The Czech Daily Word writes about “the rules on how first names and last names of Czechs shall be given, used, written, etc.”

Czech Republic: The Crisis and the Media

The Czech Daily Word doesn't like the Czech media's approach to the coverage of the crisis: “But I think it is more than obvious by now that the more extensive...

Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk

An account of a trip to Dnipropetrovsk – at Petro's Jotter.

Serbia: 18th Anniversary of Anti-Milosevic Protests

Belgraded writes about the 18th anniversary of the first anti-Milosevic protests in Belgrade.

Czech Republic: “We care about Tibet”

The Czech Daily Word writes: “The famous flag can be seen on various buildings all over Brno once again. Institutions, public or private companies and even individuals display it to...

Estonia: Conflicting Views on Economy

AnTyx disagrees with Edward Hugh and other “experts” on their assessment of Estonia's economic situation.

Latvia: Ban on March 16 Rallies

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia writes about the ban on “the right to free assembly near the Freedom Monument [in Riga] on March 16, a date associated with commemorations of...

Poland: “The Brothers K”

Raf Uzar, whose “theory” is “that contemporary Polish politics will be fashioned by the strength (or weakness) of the relationship between the twins,” writes about “the Brothers Kaczyński.”

Russia: Drug Abuse; Pancakes Recipe

Windows to Russia writes about drug abuse in Moscow. On a positive note, here's a link to a Russian pancakes recipe.

Russia: New Minister of Agriculture

At CrisisCrunch, Adrian Erlinger writes about Yelena Skrynnik, Russia's new minister of agriculture.

Jordan: Bloggers Come Together in Celebration

Jordanian bloggers came together to mark the second Blog About Jordan Day on March 12, an initiative started in 2008 by Qwaider. Jordanian and expat bloggers wrote about Jordan's perks...

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