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9 April 2009

Stories from 9 April 2009

Moldova: More on Social Media Aspect of Protests

Ukraine: “Operation Yatsenyuk”

Moldova: “A ‘Romanian’ Flavor”

Russia: “Extorting the Victims of Beslan”

Moldova: Twitter Becomes “Collection of Spam”

Moldova: Two More Reports from Chisinau

Peru: Ex-President Fujimori Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori received his sentence: 25 years in prison convicted for crimes against humanity during his 1990-2000 administration. He was found to be guilty in his role...

Moldova: “Twitter is Blocked”

Macedonia: Facebook Removes Ministry of the Interior's Personal Profile

Creation and subsequent removal of the Facebook personal profile of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of Republic of Macedonia (MOI) attracted significant attention of the Macedonian public. Filip Stojanovski provides...

Palestine: Parallels with Native Americans

Georgia: Keeping an eye on Tbilisi protests

India: The 49 – 0 Vote

Pakistan: The Taliban Flogging Video Controversy

Brunei: Creating Environmental Awareness

The Earth Hour event highlighted the need for continued awareness on the need to preserve the fragile environment. Many bloggers in Brunei supported the Earth Hour event. But there are...

Pakistan: Impact Of Daylight Saving Time

India Elections '09: Bloggers on the Varun Gandhi controversy

Election campaigning is in full swing in India and amidst all the frenzy, the Pilbhit constituency in Uttar Pradesh, has come under the scanner after one of its young BJP...

Fiji: Court rules military government illegal

Fiji’s bloggers are reacting to a recent court ruling that deems the country’s military-backed government illegally came to power in December 2006. The court asks Fiji’s President to appoint a...

UAE: May 9 BarCamp Planned for Dubai

Georgia: Opposition protests in Tbilisi (Updated)

Twenty years after clashes with Soviet troops outside the main government building in Tbilisi left 20 dead, the Georgian capital today braced itself for possible problems as the country's opposition...

Palestine: Twittering Gazan Mom Stranded at Cairo Airport Deported after 36 Hours

Her tweets have gone silent and her last message spoke of a deportation to somewhere other than home. Home is Gaza in Palestine, which Laila El-Haddad and her two American-born...