13 June 2009

Stories from 13 June 2009

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 different reformist rivals and their supporters insist there was election fraud at play.

Sri Lanka: The Economist Magazine Censored?

  13 June 2009

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 the reason.

India: The Twittering Minister

  13 June 2009

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 Sepia Mutiny.

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 daily round on newspapers and local forums… We have just lost all of that.. Why?!“

Cambodia: Laundering money

  13 June 2009

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

  13 June 2009

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

  13 June 2009

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

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 who attempt a critical look at Russia's past and present are frequently labeled Russophobes by those who consider themselves patriots, while in fact the opposite may be said to be true in many cases.