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July, 2009

Stories from July, 2009

31 July 2009

Russia: Riot Police Break Up Opposition Rally

Some 100 protesters gathered for an unsanctioned opposition rally in central Moscow on Friday. At 6 PM, hundreds of riot police broke up the rally, detaining 47 people, some of...

Pakistan: Handling The Return Of Refugees

The Government of Pakistan has finally announced a schedule for the Swat refugees outlining their return to home. Pakistani bloggers feel that a lot more needs to be done to...

Iran: Mourning the Victims of Protest

Thousands of Iranians gathered in Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran on Thursday to commemorate Neda Agha-Soltani and the victims of the protest movement. Dozens have been killed and hundreds jailed.

Japan: Housing statistics

Cuba: Political Prisoners

Chinese NGOs: reading political signs in the fate of Gongmeng

Global: George W. Bush as Middle East Envoy?

An opinion piece written for Newsweek suggesting George W. Bush make an excellent complement to U.S. President Obama as Middle East envoy has made waves in the blogosphere.

Barbados: Corruption Legislation Needed

Trinidad & Tobago: Media Meekness

Trinidad & Tobago, Curacao: Sweet Tooth

Jamaica: Capturing Pellew

India: The Future Of Ajmal Kasab

Sri Lanka: English Language Standards

Pakistan: Breaking Western Stereotypes

Armenia: Kim Kardashian, national identity and peace

Fiji: President announces retirement

Forum posters and bloggers are reacting to the announcement that Fiji’s president will step down. Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda announced his retirement after nearly nine years in office. At 88,...

Armenia: Homophoia and intolerance

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