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4 August 2009

Stories from 4 August 2009

Ukraine: Rest in Peace, Serhiy Kuzmynsky

Russia: Stalin's Grandson vs. Novaya Gazeta

Russia: The Meaning of “Avos'”

U.S.: Phelps vs. Cavic

Czech Republic: NYT Piece on Václav Klaus

Iran: “Cafe Hizbollah”

Sri Lanka: Politicians And Road Names

Pakistan: Condemning Gojra Riots

Last Saturday riots broke out in the Gojra town of Pakistan over alleged desecration of the Holy Quran and houses of the local Christian community were set on fire leaving...

Bangladesh: The ‘Info Ladies’

Brazil: Fighting contemporary slavery

Modern day slave labour in the Northern and North-eastern States of Brazil is a well known problem. But is slave labour in São Paulo an anomaly? The blogosphere discusses and...

Sri Lanka: Udappu Festival

India: An Expensive Development Fails

Southeast Asia: Internet and Nationalism

The Internet is increasingly being used by many Southeast Asians for various nationalist campaigns. This trend is positive in so far as it expands and improves the political participation of...

Suriname: Messenger of Art

Bahamas: Thinking About Democracy

Barbados: Crop Over

Trinidad & Tobago: Tourist Attack

Jamaica: Athletes & JADCO

Ecuador: Two New Bus Stations Open in Quito

Bus transportation in Ecuador received a boost with the construction of 2 new terminals in Quito. Arriving at the stations may take longer than before, but it is worth the...

Czech Republic: “Fairytale Land in Prague”