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13 June 2009

Stories from 13 June 2009

Iran: A cartoon on Iranian election

Nikahang Kosar , Iranian leading cartoonist and blogger, published a cartoon on Iranian election and Ahmadinejad's victory.

Iran: Face Book and You Tube were filtered

Several news sites and blogs such as blogger 6819 reports [fa] that Face Book, You Tube and several Iranian news sites got filtered. Iranians used Face Book and You Tube...

Iran: Storm of protest after election

Thousands of people demonstrated in Tehran, Mashhad and several other major cities in Iran to protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's proclaimed victory in the Iranian presidential election on Friday. Two...

Netherlands: 80th birthday of Anne Frank

The website of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam commemorates the 80th birthday of Anne Frank by listing activities in the Netherlands and around the world which are organised to...

Sri Lanka: The Economist Magazine Censored?

ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that the shipment of the recent edition of the Economist magazine has been held up by Sri Lankan Customs Authority and possibly this article is...

India: The Twittering Minister

Shashi Tharoor becomes the first Indian minister on Twitter and this has sparked a debate: “Should government ministers use Twitter to keep the public informed of their daily activities?”, informs...

Bahrain: What Happened To Bahrain's Blogs?

Bahraini blogger Mohammed AlMaskati wonders what has happened to the local blogosphere: “We had a decent online community, and a good thing going. I used to skim BahrainBlogs before my...

Bahrain: Disappointment In Iranian Election Result

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam cannot believe that Iranians have chosen Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again, and reports what he discovered while following Iranian blogs.

East Timor and a crocodile story

Notes from Abroad writes about the legend of a crocodile which died and became the lands of East Timor.

Cambodia: Expansion of ATM bank machines

Introduced only in 2004, Automated Teller Machines are getting more popular among Cambodian bank customers.

Cambodia: Laundering money

Vutha from Cambodia believes laundering money is not difficult as he enumerates the steps on how to safely transfer dirty money in the world.

Brunei: Anti-corruption blog

The Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Brunei Darussalam has a personal blog which is used to update citizens about the government's anti-corruption drive.

Brunei: Anti-corruption drive

The anti-corruption drive in Brunei seems to be working as reported by the 2009 Global Corruption Barometer of Transparency International

Myanmar: Political prisoners detained in “dog cells”

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), five political prisoners in Rangoon's Insein prison have been held in punishment cells known as military dog cells.

Thailand: “David Carradine was murdered”

Antonio Pineda uploads a statement by David Winter which reads: “David Carradine was murdered and there is a cover up over here in Bangkok.”

Russia: “I'm a Russophobe”

A popular Russian blogger known for his often provocative posts on the Russian economy, published this mock manifesto (RUS) on his blog on June 10, noting with irony that those...

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