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29 April 2010

Stories from 29 April 2010

Russia: The 2009 Killing of Umar Israilov

Japan: Plastic duck race

Hungary: Political and Economic News

Russia: “Burnt By the Box Office”

Russia: More Commentary on Sex Video Scandal

Japan: Kabuki Theatre to be Rebuilt

One of the most recognizable buildings in Japan, the grand, old Kabuki-za in Ginza is closing this month. It will be torn down and become a theater and office complex...

East Timor: Connecting Civil Society

The Future of ICT for Development

Providing internet access to civil society has been a key priority of the few information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives that exist in East Timor so far.

Global Voices Gets Redesigned: Welcome Back!

As you may have noticed, a few things have changed here at Global Voices. Our old design, beloved as it was, has been replaced. This new design heralds a new...

Southeast Asia: Good Governance Advocacy via Technology

Technology for Transparency Network

As part of our Technology for Transparency research, Sopheap Chak offers a broad overview of the role of technology and grassroots, online communities in the movement for good governance in...

China: The 42th anniversary of Lin Zhao's death

Lin Zhao (林昭), a Peking University student, was arrested in 1960 during the Anti-Rightist Campaign launched by Mao Zedong in 1957 and sentenced to death on 29 of April (today)...

Thailand: Online censorship amid protests

As Red Shirt protesters in Thailand continue to press their demand for the resignation of the Prime Minister, the government is also doing everything to weaken the protests, including the...

Sudan: Checking in with Sudan Vote Monitor

Technology for Transparency Network

On the eve of Sudan's 2010 presidential elections, I interviewed Fareed Zein, who heads the citizen election monitoring project Sudan Vote Monitor. On Wednesday I checked in with Zein to...

Laos: Rural food

East Timor: Resignation through SMS

Brunei: Salaries of hospital doctors

Ukraine: Chaotic Ratification of the Gas-for-Fleet Deal

Below is some of the Anglophone blog commentary on the ratification of the Ukrainian-Russian gas-for-fleet deal, which took place in a chaotic environment on April 27 in Kyiv. Among other...

Haiti: Getting it Wrong

Bahamas: Free Markets & the Environment

Trinidad & Tobago: Checking the Facts