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2 July 2009

Stories from 2 July 2009

Hungary: Rallying for Iran – and for “Nothing, Never”

Those who were in Hungary during the past few weeks could get quite confused because citizens showed a number of different ways of using rallies as a tool of democracy....

Iran: “Rigged Election,Recount Scam”

Free Lantern writes that “Iranian authorities have published photos of a partial recount on national news agency, the photos are a good confirmation of the rigged election. In these photos...

Maldives: Drug Dependence Problem

Mohamed Nasheed discusses the problem of drug abuse and drug dependency in Maldives and ways to tackle this. It is estimated that almost 10% of the total 300,000 population in...

Hong Kong: July 1 Rally

ESWN has a review on the newspapers coverage of this year July 1 rally.

China: Spoofing the collapsed Shanghai Building

Netizens from cat898 started spoofing the collapsed Shanghai building with PS photos.

China: Shishou official speaks out about riot

Sam Verran from China Elections and Governance translated a blog post written by a Shishou official reflecting on the local government's “mistake” in handling the investigation and riot.

Georgia: Managed democracy criticized

Social Science in the Caucasus sums up a recent talk given in Tbilisi about the state of democracy in Georgia. The blog says that democratization pushed from outside has exacerbated...

Haiti: Preval Party Wins Senate Seats

Repeating Islands notes that “preliminary results from last week’s run-off elections in Haiti indicate that President René Preval’s party won five of 11 contests to fill open Senate seats”, but...

Trinidad & Tobago: This and That

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch comments on news coming out of Trinidad and Tobago – including a vote of no confidence in the Attorney General and the Prime Minister's refusal to...

Caribbean: On the Honduran Coup

Writing at Havana Times, Guillermo Fernandez Ampie examines the Honduran coup d’état, while Repeating Islands reports that “heads of state throughout the Caribbean region have expresses their condemnation of the...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Carnival Kids

Abeni attends the Junior King and Queen of Carnival competition in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Barbados: Flame of the Forest

my rustic bajan garden is thrilled that it's Flamboyant season!

India: High Court Rule Legalizes Homosexuality

Sanjukta Basu at Desicritics informs that today morning the Delhi High Court legalized homosexuality in India in a ruling in favor of a petition, which challenged the constitutionality of Section...

Sri Lanka: Eye-witness Account From An IDP Camp

Groundviews publishes an eye-witness account from an IDP camp in Sri Lanka describing the conditions of the refugees in a post-war situation. Separation of family members, no freedom of movement,...

State Of The Internet In India 2009

Rajesh Jain at Emergic gives a brief overview of the state of the internet in India in 2009 in a multi-part series. Read them here (part 1, part2, part3, part4).

Mexico: The Zapatista “Brand” and Tourism in Chiapas

The Mex Files notes that the state of Chiapas, Mexico receives 4 million tourists per year; 25% mention that they were drawn by the Zapatista rebels, which are best identified...

Slovakia: Sts Cyril and Methodius Day

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about Sts Cyril and Methodius Day in Slovakia.

Romania: Csíkszereda Blogs

Csíkszereda Musings writes about Csíkszereda's English-language blogs – here and here.

Hungary: Gay Marriage Legalized

Pestiside.hu reports on the legalization of gay marriage in Hungary.

Croatia: PM Resigns

Croatian Crescent reports on Croatian PM Ivo Sanader's resignation – here and here.

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