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14 April 2009

Stories from 14 April 2009

Georgia: Concerns emerge over opposition protests

As the opposition blocks off main roads in Tbilisi, some bloggers and other online commentators are starting to question the tactics employed by protesters in the Georgian capital. Nevertheless, most...

Ukraine, Russia: Local Women, Western Men

Russia: Attack on Lev Ponomarev

Russia: Failed DDoS Attack

Ukraine: “New Safe Confinement” for Chernobyl

Poland: Discount Tickets for Foreign Kids

Russia, Ukraine: Education in Russian/Ukrainian

Cuba, U.S.A.: Extending an Olive Branch?

The Obama administration yesterday announced some key changes to U.S. policy designed to "reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their country’s future."...

Qatar, Dubai: Responding To British Media “Bashing”

In recent weeks reports in the British media about the Gulf states of Qatar, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, have provoked debate amongst bloggers in both places.

Egypt: Industrial Tweeting

Egypt: Twitterfeed Tutorial

Sri Lanka: On Allegations By The Diaspora

Azerbaijan: Turkish music banned?

India: Geographical Mashup on Election

Pakistan: Clamp On SMS Services

Bangladesh: Celebrating Bangla New Year

Brazil: Indian writers and poets on the blogosphere

Literature and poetry are the core subjects of this second article of a trilogy shining light on the Indian blogosphere in Brazil. The subject is controversial, with many claiming that...

Americas: The 5th Summit Gets Underway

The Fifth Summit of the Americas, to be held in Port of Spain, the capital city of the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, from April 17-20, 2009, is...

Algeria: Bouteflika Takes On Third Term

On Friday, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected for a third term in office, extending his already ten-year tenure. Along with former Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem, Bouteflika changed the constitution...

Western Sahara: Landmine Injures Five During Peaceful Protest

Last week, Saharawis and Spaniards stood together in solidarity against the berm (”Wall of Shame”) built between Morocco and the Western Sahara, over which Morocco claims sovereignty. The protest, dubbed...