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4 February 2010

Stories from 4 February 2010

Colombia: New Human Rights Watch Report

Plan Colombia and Beyond recommends the new Human Rights Watch report on Colombia about the ‘rise of emerging paramilitary groups.’

Hungary: Opposition Leader on Facebook

Hungarian Spectrum reports that Victor Orbán, leader of the opposition party Fidesz, now has a Facebook page – and nearly 8,000 fans: “By the way, I'll bet that as soon...

Philippines: First Quarter Storm Library

The First Quarter Storm Library blog gathers images, articles, music, and other materials on the historic events of 1970 in the Philippines. This period refers to the series of mass...

Indonesia: Wedding preparation

Simon Pitchforth learned a few tips on how to prepare for weddings in Indonesia when he attended the Jakarta Mega Wedding Festival 2010

Indonesia: Support for Facebook

An Islamic Boarding School in Bogor, West Java in Indonesia is supporting Facebook despite the statement of a local Islamic organization that the famous social networking site is haram or...

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim on trial again

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is on trial again for sodomy. This is the second time that the former deputy prime minister has been charged with sodomy.

Russia: Liberal Policy Report Provokes Online Debate

The Institute Of Contemporary Development [EN], a think-tank related to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, recently presented a policy report “Russia of XXI Century: Image of the Desired Tomorrow” [RUS]. Recommending...

Russia: Bloggers Saved Tourist's Life

A blog campaign saved the life of Alexey Kalabin, a Russian tourist bitten by a snake in Indonesia, Svpressa reported. Desperate to contact a Russian insurance company, Kalabin's daughter Anna...

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