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6 May 2010

Stories from 6 May 2010

Nigeria: Bloggers mourn death of president Yar'Adua

"The unfortunate passing of President Yar'Adua will reduce any lingering questions over who controls the country,” writes Nigerian blogger Solomon Sydelle.The Nigerian president died May 5, 2010 at age 58...

Guyana: Portuguese Past

Repeating Islands highlights an article by “Sr. Mary Noel Menezes, a Sister of Mercy and an emeritus professor at the University of Guyana [who] gives a historical account of Portuguese...

Trinidad & Tobago: Reality Elections

This Beach Called Life says: “The election results on May 24th, regardless of who wins, will be interesting as it will show what the country isn’t willing to tolerate …”,...

Cuba: Legal Process

Laritza's Laws & Cuban Legal Advisor blogs about the legal process surrounding the “trial of independent journalist Dania Virgen Garcia.”

Cuba: Health Care Standards

Iván's File Cabinet looks at the pros and cons of health care in Cuba.

Singapore: Complaining through internet

For Want of a Better Title from Singapore believes blogging and the internet in general have allowed many Singaporeans to speak out about bad service or programs by companies

Singapore: Euthanasia debate

Rachel Zeng from Singapore is in favor of legalising active euthanasia.

Singapore: Sexuality education

Ho Chi Sam reacts to the sexuality education program of Singapore

Singapore: Transgender women campaign vs discrimination

Transgender women in Singapore have launched a campaign to end discrimination against their community.

Thailand: Red Shirts and Thai society

Writing for New Mandala, Thongchai Winichakul analyzes the political and social impact of the ongoing Red Shirt protests in Thailand.

Global Voices Summit Begins Soon!

After a few months of planning and one very disruptive earthquake, we're now less than 10 hours from starting this year's Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010.

Kyrgyzstan: Much work to be done

One of the most notable pieces to surface  on local media platform Kloop last week was posted by Burul Usmanaliev, and related to an attack on the ownership of a...

Colombia: A Day Without Cars in Medellín

The city of Medellín recently celebrated the Day Without Cars, where motor vehicles were prohibited from the streets of the Colombian city. As a way to raise awareness about the...

Russia, Ukraine: Politics and Demography

Mark Adomanis writes about politics and demography in Russia and Ukraine.

Russia: Yegor Gaidar's Legacy

Marek Dabrowski writes about Yegor Gaidar and his legacy at OpenDemocracy.net.

Ukraine, Russia: The Crimean Tatar Factor

Window on Eurasia writes about the Crimean Tatar opposition to Russia's military presence in Crimea.

Bulgaria: Illegal Dogs

Eternal Remont comments on Sofia mayor's fight against the city's “illegal” dogs.

Russia: Communist May Day; Monstration

More on this past weekend's rallies in Russia: Sean Guillory writes about and posts pictures from the May Day Communist rally in Moscow; Julia Ioffe writes about Monstration, “an ostentatiously...

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