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8 March 2010

Stories from 8 March 2010

Armenia: S.O.S. Save Cinema Moscow's Open Hall

Armenia: International Women's Day

Russia: Most of Media Practice “Copy-Pasting”

Russia: “Muromtsev Dacha” Demolished

Russia: “Postal Cop” Gets Life Imprisonment

RuNet Echo

Denis Yevsyukov, a 32-year-old Moscow policeman who killed two and injured seven people, was sentenced to life imprisonment on February 20, 2010. The verdict became the hot topic in the...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Eye on T&T

Pakistan: Suicide Bombing In Lahore

Russia: Bloggers Outraged About Pedophile Case

RuNet Echo

The mild sentencing of a man who raped a little girl has caused an outcry among Russian bloggers and led to additional investigation of the judicial process.

Russia: Rally Demands Overhaul of Corrupt Police Force

RuNet Echo

Several hundred activists, at a rally in Moscow on March 6, demanded an overhaul of Russia's notoriously and increasingly corrupt police force, arguing that the reform of the service ordered...

Ghana: AccraTwestival2010

Iraq: Baghdad, Bombs and Ballots

Will the elections herald a new era of political stability for Iraq or will it be more of the same? Iraqi bloggers discuss their fears and hopes on the day...

Kenya: First Day of ICANN in Nairobi

Kenya: Soul Boy – Premier

Nigeria: After the President's return, bloggers question who's in charge

Only two weeks after Goodluck Jonathan's long-anticipated confirmation as Acting President, ailing President Yar'Adua was stealthily flown back to Abuja after more than two months abroad. For most observers, the...

Pakistan: More Than 80,000 Cell Phones Snatched In A Year

Bangladesh: Much Ado About Nothing

Haiti: Permaculture

Dominica: Online Safety

Barbados: Water Response

Armenia-Turkey: Response to U.S. Genocide Resolution

Following last week's resolution urging the US government to recognize the 1915 massacre and deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as Genocide, reaction in the blogosphere appears to be...