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25 April 2009

Stories from 25 April 2009

Syria: Damascus Real-Estate is the World's 8th Most Expensive

Russia: Baymurat (aka Jimmy) Singing Bollywood Song

Hungary: The Parliament

Kyrgyzstan: Lame Ad Design Spurred Nationalist Debates

On April, 22, a deputy Askarbek Shadiev criticized the advertisement billboard of the Swiss Office for Cooperation [en] during the session of the faction “Ak Zhol” party. Deputy was outraged...

Armenia: Obama recognizes Genocide… kinda

Madagascar : Transitional government is trampling on freedom of speech

A series of unfortunate decisions taken by the Andry TGV Rajoelina, High Authority for the Transition (HAT) government--the violent arrest of a protester and the shutdown or intimidation of radio...

World Book Day: Women's lives in the mirror of their men

Do women's lives paint themselves on- or against - the canvas "their" men provide them through the years ? A literary stroll gives us a bigger picture and takes us...

Ecuador: The Departure of a Television Anchor

In the middle of a tense election season in Ecuador and with the general elections scheduled for April 26, a popular television journalist was fired by the Ecuavisa [es] station....

Japan: 50 Japanese Twitter Bots to Follow

Mexico: Concern Over Swine Flu Outbreak

Mexican health officials have become concerned with an outbreak of swine flu, which has caused the deaths of 68 in Mexico City, and another 1,000 have fallen ill. The outbreak...

Brazil: Judges quarrel live on TV and scandalize the country

The live broadcast of a fight between two judges of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) has scandalized Brazilians and excited the blogosphere and social networks across the country.

Afghanistan: The Tricycle Theater hosts Afghan actors

Kyrgyzstan: Disputes on .kg domain continue

Turkmenistan: First major gas deal with a Western company

Russia: New Blog

Ukraine: More on Chernobyl Photo Exhibit

Russia: Union of Repressed Peoples

Russia: CTO in Chechnya's Four Districts

Armenia: Debate over campaign promise overshadows 94th anniversary of WWI killings

Yesterday marked the 94th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of as many as 1.5 million ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Bloggers react to a statement made by...

Poland: Banning “Offensive Symbols”?