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20 March 2010

Stories from 20 March 2010

Russia: Bloggers Expose Election Fraud Techniques

RuNet Echo

The recent elections for local administrative offices in Russian regions were the first to show the power of Web 2.0. in uncovering voting violations. Bloggers would gather evidence with their...

Iran: Obama's Norouz message

Iran: Raising money for Iranian journalist refugees

Russia to Investigate Closure of iFolder

Martinique: Election, tension and abstention

On Sunday March 14th, all French citizens including those in the four French overseas departments were asked to vote for the regional elections... but two major elections in a three-month...

“Damas de Blanco:” A Week of Protest in Cuba

Cuba's Damas de Blanco protests come on the heels of a flutter of international condemnation incited by the hunger striker Orlando Zapata Tamayo's death last month. Wednesday's crackdown by Cuban...

Martinique, French Guiana: Murder & Politics

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: March 19th 1946

Iraq: Seven Years On

With the recent elections still fresh in the news it is all too easy to forget that the anniversary of the start of the war is this week. But this...

China: Revaluing the One-Child Policy

Amidst talk of an aging society and a depleting demographic dividend, appeals for a reconsideration of China’s One-Child Policy were voiced during the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress...

Macedonia: If There Was No Internet

Macedonian bloggers and other new media users offer their responses to the question, "How internet changed your life?"

Moldova: Homemade Wine Diary

Serbia: Diaspora Serb's Musings on “Serbs, Media, Justice and Me!”

U.S.: Belarusian Diaspora and the 2010 Census

Russia: Filipina Babysitter and Moscow Police