Stories from 10 June 2009
Pakistan: The Islam Of Taliban
Pak Tea House quotes an woman from an IDP camp in Mingawera, Swat: “People outside Swat think we had Islam and Shariat. There is no Islam in Swat. The Taliban have finished it.”
Pakistan: Blast At Peshawar Pearl Continental
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan brings you updates of the blast in the Pearl-Continental Hotel in Peshawar.
India: Ignorance About North Eastern India
Paritosh Chakma at Musings Of A Chakma writes: “what irritate me in Delhi most are two things: (1) Ignorance about my native state, Mizoram, and (2) ignorance and insensitivity towards my physical attributes.”
Ukraine: No PRiBYuT
Ukrainiana posts an update on the failed coalition between the Party of Regions and BYuT.
Serbia: Directory of “Twitter Celebs”
A directory of “Twitter Celebs from Serbia” – at Belgraded.
Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Protest
Window on Eurasia writes about the continuing protest and growing discontent of a group of Crimean Tatar activists in Kyiv.
Russia: Blog Roundup
The latest Russia Blog Roundup – at Siberian Light.
Russia: Aleksandr Pushkin
Russian Blog marks poet Aleksandr Pushkin's 210th birthday.
Russia: Artyom Loskutov's Case
Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog – on Artyom Loskutov's case: “Largely ignored in the mainstream media, Loskutov’s summary arrest nearly a month ago and continued detention have electrified the Russian internet, overwhelming the social networking site Livejournal and setting off a hunger strike. Loskutov heads a left wing, situationist-style artist...
Russia: A “So-Called ‘Wahhabi’ Village”
Tanya Lokshina on “the so-called ‘Wahhabi’ village of Gudben” in Dagestan – at OpenDemocracy.net.
Russia: Russophobe vs Russophile
An Anglophone Russophobe vs Russophile blogo-clash – at La Russophobe (79 comments).
Europe: Updates On European Parliament Election
Updates on the European Parliament election: Hungarian Spectrum on Hungary; Baltic on Latvia; Lituanica on Lithuania; Csíkszereda Musings on the UK, Romania and Hungary; two Poland-based UK citizens who did not vote – 20 East and Travels Without My Spaniel.
Czech Republic, Canada: Roma Asylum Seekers
The Czech Daily Word writes about Czech Roma asylum seekers in Canada.
Czech Republic: Anniversary of Destruction of Lidice
CzechFolks.com and The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks write about an anniversary of the destruction of Lidice, a Czech village, by the Nazis in 1942.
Croatian Crescent writes on homophobia in Croatia.
Latin America: The Problem of Child Labor – Part I
Child labor is a sad reality in Latin America, and often many residents throughout the region become so used to seeing working children that they don't even realize it. Awareness campaigns and other steps are being taken to change all of this. In observance of the World Day Against Child Labor 2009, which will be held on June 12, members of the Global Voices Latin American team helped to find related blog posts and links about this issue in their own countries for part one in this two part series
Mozambique: Attack on Presidential candidate
Mozambican bloggers respond to the attack yesterday against politician Daviz Simango, in the northern Mozambican port city of Nacala. In addition to the reactions from the blogosphere, Simango's party tweeted the attack.
Africa: Gay and lesbian voices in African blogosphere
Despite being victims of politics and culture of exclusion in Africa, gays and lesbians on the continent have found a space to communicate and assert their rights: blogosphere. Haute Haiku, our new author covering LGBT blogs in Sub-Saharan Africa, points to conversations taking place in gay and lesbian blogs.
Iran: Two internet TVs were filtered
Two Iranian presidential candidates,Mohsen Rezaee and Mir Hussein Mousavi, claim[fa] their internet TV was filtered 48 hours before presidential election.
Iran: To Vote or not to Vote
One of the main topics during any Iranian presidential election is ‘to vote or not to vote'. In other words whether to take part in the election or boycott it. Although several opposition groups have called for boycotting the coming June 12 presidential election, it seems the weight of boycotting groups is much less than four years ago.
USA: Saberi to Ling and Lee: “You are not alone”
Roxana Saberi, the American journalist who was imprisoned for four months in Iran, is asked by the CPJ blog what she would say to journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee who were recently sentenced to 12 years hard labor in North Korea.