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6 April 2009

Stories from 6 April 2009

Moldova: “Election Fever”

Belatedly, a link to a pre-election post from Moldova – at Moldovarious.

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister is a blogger and twitterer

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, is a blogger and a twitterer. His website features links to his Flickr, YouTube and Twitter accounts. He also uploads...

Moldova: Post-Election Protests

Cezar Maroti links to an iReport post on the post-election protests in Moldova and writes on Twitter: “Large protest organized via Twitter, Y! messenger, Facebook. 15.000 young people protested in...

Nepal: Restoration Of Monarchy?

Maila Baje at Nepali Netbook discusses about the recent talks in Nepali politics regarding restoration of the monarchy.

Ukraine: Party of Regions Rally in Kyiv

Ukrainiana posts pictures and video from the opening of a new season of “political tourism” in Ukraine: the Party of Regions’ weekend rally in Kyiv.

Sri Lanka: Human Shields

Sri Lankan expatriate blog “Musings from Toronto” reports that the LTTE are using civilians as human shields.

Egypt: The 1919 Revolution

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia writes about the 1919 revolution in her country and notes: “How can you unite millions of people across the country where no TVs or radios or internet...

Egypt: Forty arrested in “day of protest”

‘The short story: what had been talked about nonstop for the past month as a “day of anger” with national outbreaks of protests all over the place completely fizzled out...

Algeria: Botanists Vs Linguists

“Ever found yourself trying to sort out a plant name you've elicited, not knowing any botany worth mentioning? Well, it turns out the botanists are a step ahead of the...

Algeria: Bouteflika and the Elections

“The Algerian presidential campaign is dominated by Abdelaziz Bouteflika, substantively and visually. So vigorous has been his campaign that Boutelfika skipped the Arab Summit in Doha, sending FM Medelci instead,”...

Saudi Arabia: The Perils of Travel

“Traveling on your own in Saudi is anxiety inducing but not because it's dangerous in any way. There are lots of boundaries and we still have no idea where they...

Stamps from Laos

Sao Darly collects stamps from Laos. She posts pictures of some of these stamps in her blog.

Laos: Majority have no insurance coverage

According to a news report, 80 percent of Lao citizens have no insurance coverage.

Lao-Thai railway

The grand opening ceremony for the first modern railway in Laos was held last month. The railway links Laos and Thailand across the Mekong River.

Myanmar: Internet slowdown

Internet connection in Myanmar has slowed down the past few weeks because of a damaged submarine cable. Internet connection is expected to return to normal this week.

Thailand: Protesters gearing up for showdown

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are preparing for a large rally on April 8 to bring down the government. The opposition Red Shirts claim they are supported by most Thais. Some...

Iran: The New Year Starts With a Message From Obama

On the day Iranians celebrated Norouz (Nowruz) as the traditional Iranian new year holidays, the US President Barak Obama sent a message to the Iranian people and to the Islamic...

Pakistan: GPS Navigation

Shahid Saeed at All Things Pakistan writes about the status of GPS automotive navigation in Pakistan.

India: Comparison Of Manifestos

Indian Election 2009 blog compares some of the important aspects of the manifestos of the two major political parties – BJP and Congress.

Iran: Jailed cleric was released

Khbarnegar Mosalman, an Iran based blogger and journalist, informs[fa] us that Iranian Leader,Ayatollah Khamenei, ordered an Iranian cleric named Ali Reza Jahanshahi to be released from prison. The blogger is...

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