14 March 2010

Stories from 14 March 2010

Russia: Mapping Broadband Internet Prices

RuNet Echo  14 March 2010

Russia has experienced an enormous growth of Internet penetration during the last 10 years. But the quality, price and accessibility of the broadband Internet differ a lot throughout the country with some territories still being beyond the digital divide.

Russia: Video of Directed Voting

RuNet Echo  14 March 2010

Political analyst Alexander Kynev posted a video where students of a local college vote preliminarily  in the city of Ivanovo. The video shows one of the most popular fraud techniques in modern Russia: directed preliminary vote that gives 10-15% for the ruling party. The students are either forced or paid...

Year After Coup, Madagascar's Leaders Face Sanctions

  14 March 2010

On the anniversary of last year's coup d'etat, the international community is set to impose sanctions on the current leaders of Madagascar for failing to respect the resolutions of Maputo. These sanctions would result in a freeze of financial assets and possible arrest if they travel outside Madagascar.

Taiwan: Rally for Tibet

  14 March 2010

Photoblogger Jameson posts many photos taken from “Free Tibet Rally” in Taipei on March 14, in memorial of the sad incident happened on the same date two years ago.

South Africa: Julius Malema's Reverse Racism

  14 March 2010

While the antics of President Zuma have always generated intense and lively debate in the South African blogosphere, this time it is the controversial politician and the president of the African National Congress Youth League, Julius Malema, who's making headlines. Recently, Malema led students in singing an old Anti-Apartheid struggle song called Kill the Boer.

Bulgaria: Delivery of Some Cancer Drugs Stopped?

  14 March 2010

European Union Law reports that “the Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has stopped the delivery of some drugs against cancer for children under 18 years”: “A very simple question arises: what sort of a European Union Member State is Bulgaria, really??? How is it possible to leave the children...

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