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3 June 2009

Stories from 3 June 2009

Russia, U.S.: “Pravda on the Potomac”

The latest review of the Washington Post's Russia coverage – “Pravda on the Potomac” – at The Ivanov Report.

Ukraine, Turkey: Sex Tourism

The Turkish Invasion writes about Turkish sex tourism (aka “morale tour for business partners”) in Ukraine.

Ukraine: PRiBYuT

Ukrainiana explains “the master plan about to be implemented by opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych (PRU) and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (BYuT)”: “Imagine Obama and McCain had chosen not to run....

Russia: Blog Roundups

The latest Russia Blog Roundup and the latest New Russia Blog review – at Siberian Light.

Bangladesh: LGBT News

Tanvir Alim at LGBTI Bangladesh blog, a source of information about the LGBT scene in Bangladesh, writes about the observation of the International day against Homophobia and Trans phobia in...

Sri Lanka: More Journalists Harassed

Chitrangi informs that the Sri Lankan police arrested and interrogated another journalist who provided the initial information about journalist Poddala Jayantha’s abduction.

Iran:Nieman Foundation Reports on Election

Several journalists write in Nieman Reports about the challenges they and bloggers confront in gathering and distributing news and information about Iran and its people.

South Africa: Tag cloud of Zuma's first State of the Nation speech

SentientBeing creates a tag cloud of South Africa's president first State of the Nation address: “If you, like me, lack both the time and the inclination to read through and...

Kenya: Distilling water from volcanic steam vents

A story about harvesting water from volcanic steam vents: “A unique water harvesting method has been devised in the drought ridden crater of Mt. Suswa, which is dotted with continuously...

Iran:Presidential election debates

Amin Sabeti, Iran based blogger, reports on Friend Feed about Iranian presidential election debates minute by minute.

India: First Female Speaker Of Parliament

Aparajita reports that senior Congress leader Meira Kumar created history today by taking oath as India’s first female speaker of the Lok Sabha. This election proves that: “women are becoming...

Sri Lanka: Politics of Humanitarianism

Darini Rajasingham Senanayake at Groundviews discusses the aid game and the politics of humanitarianism is Sri Lanka's context.

Palestine: The Future Of Gaza?

A foreign NGO worker in Gaza writing at The Ugliest Faces of Humanity tells us what many Gazans think their fate will be: “The moment Egypt opens up the border,...

Palestine: Israeli Soldiers Hand Children to Settlers

Joy, a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank, describes the most horrifying situation she says she has witnessed: “Three boys were taken by the Israeli army...

Rwanda: Kagame buys copies of Dead Aid for entire cabinet

The president of Rwanda seems to like a new book by Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid: “Kagame bought copies of Dead Aid for his entire cabinet. Do Kenyan cabinet members even...

Japan: JActionScripters

Flash developer extraodonaire Takayuki Fukatsu has set up JActionScripters, a group blog that covers the Japanese Flash scene in English. “More than 20 Japanese flash coders share the blog/ You...

Swaziland: Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Arrested

Prominent human rights lawyer in Swaziland has been arrested: “Proving that Mswati can give Mugabe a run for his money, prominent Swazi human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko has been arrested...

Tanzanian blogger faces jail term over manipulated photographic images

The Nairobi Chronicle reports that a Tanzanian blogger faces jail after publishing manipulated photographic images depicting Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete engaging in lewd sex acts.

Bolivia: Farewell to Aymara Hip Hop Artist Abraham Bojorquez

The sudden death of Bolivian hip-hop artist Abraham Bojorquez was especially hard on residents of El Alto, the city from which he hailed. A victim of a traffic accident, Bojorquez...

Japan: Akira Kurosawa Digital Archive

Johnny at Spoon & Tamago excitedly introduces a digital archive of film director Akira Kurosasawa from Ryukoku University: “Consisting of over 20,000 photographs, manuscripts, notes and other artifacts, this is...

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