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23 May 2009

Stories from 23 May 2009

Ukraine: Russian Ads; PM's Hairdo; Crimea

Russia: Foreign Pirates on Torrents

Russia: “Best Designed Russia Blogs”

East Timor: Dili stops on Friday mornings for cleaning

Bahrain: Our Need For Indians Is Like Our Need For Air

Earlier this month, Bahrain announced that it would be ending the system of sponsorship of foreign labour. While the move is intended to stop the exploitation of workers, especially from...

Kuwait: Cinema Censorship, Quality Woes and Limited Telecom Services

Following the Kuwaiti elections and all the previous political drama, bloggers are now focusing their energies on entertainment and technology posts, with Cinescape, the Kuwaiti national cinema company monopoly, taking...

Morocco: Therapy Abroad, Apathy at Home

The global economic downturn seems to be affecting tourism worldwide, a sector upon which the Moroccan economy is heavily dependent. The north African kingdom has launched a wide campaign to...

Egyptian Tycoon Sentenced to Death

Egyptians witnessed the most unexpected verdict in the history of their judiciary system: Billionaire Hesham Talaat Moustafa, along with his hired hitman Mohsen El Sokary, have both been sentenced to...

Korea: The Death of the Least Corrupt President in Korean History with the Corruption Scandal

Roh Moo-hyun, the previous president of Korea, died today. Suffering from the bribery scandal and investigation from the prosecution authority, the previous president who tried to live a quiet life...

Korea: North Korea cancels all contracts with South Korea at the Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex

North Korea cancels all contracts with South Korea at the Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex. There are several posts about this news in Korean blogs.

Pakistan: Local Resistance Against The Taliban

Iran: Face Book and Twitter got Filtered

Armenia: Belated election blogging

Malawi: Presidential Elections Results At a Glance

Lithuania: Election Roundup

Russia: Eurovision Roundup

Russia: Spiderman in Moscow

Japan: NHK says no to Takafumi Horie on backstage YouTube video

Malawi: Malawi Election Coverage Using ICTs

South Korea: Roh Moo-hyun dies