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17 July 2009

Stories from 17 July 2009

Belarus: Europe's only non-free country

Russia: Rocket science in reverse

Balkans-EU: Schengen's leftouts and letins

Estonia: Holes in the NATO-umbrella?

Hungary: Economics opposition style

Lithuania: View from Vilnius on anti-gay law

Russia: Birth of Pirate Party

Russia: History of kommunalkas

Iran: “Death to Russia” at Friday Prayer

At a Friday prayer at Tehran University led by former president and cleric Hashemi Rafsanjani today, crowds of Mir Hossein Mousavi supporters defiantly chanted "Death to Russia" instead of "Death...

Egypt: What's good for the goose is NOT good for the gander

When Marwa El Sherbini was shot dead in a German court Facebook users and the Egyptian blogosphere mourned her as the victim of the veil, the victim of racism, and...

Gabon: Gabon Election 2009 on Twitter

Africa: Blogging the trial of Charles Taylor

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is facing 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which is being held at the Hague,...

India: No shortcuts please, this is business!

Pakistan: The power of the Fatwa

Out of Africa Emerges Digital Art and Animation

‘Digital' has become the latest buzz word not just in Kenya but in Africa where most things are still analogue. However, Digital Art is a rather new term to even...

Turkey: Finding an Apartment as an Expat

Light Up Nigeria: Enough Is Enough

Despite being a country rich in oil, Nigeria's electricity supply situation is insufficient. “In most parts of the country, darkness pervades and generators have taken over as the source of...

Philippines: Error-Ridden Book

Belarus: Arrests of opposition activists

Philippines: An Internet-Savvy Grandmother

“Lola Techie” is very popular in the Philippines these days. “Lola” means grandmother in the Filipino language. “Lola Techie” is the central figure in a Philippine telecommunication company’s marketing campaign...