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10 June 2009

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...

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...

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...

Russia: A “So-Called ‘Wahhabi’ Village”

Tanya Lokshina on “the so-called ‘Wahhabi’ village of Gudben” in Dagestan – at

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...

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 and The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks write about an anniversary of the destruction of Lidice, a Czech village, by the Nazis in 1942.

Croatia: Homophobia

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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