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18 May 2010

Stories from 18 May 2010

Russia: La Russophobe Interviews Mark Adomanis

La Russophobe interviews True/Slant Russia blogger Mark Adomanis.

Brazil: Ants Protest Insecticide

Ants protest is an artistic video made and posted by attaspp in Vimeo and features a group of ants carrying placards reading “Stop the killing” and crossed out Baygon logos,...

Russia: Berkman Center Experts Visit Moscow

Researchers from the Berkman Center for Internet  and Society at Harvard University visited Moscow and met with local journalist and bloggers at the Moscow State University. writes about the meeting...

Hungary: Reluctant government handover

Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum reflects upon the reluctance of opposing sides in Hungarian politics to deal with each other in the handover of power after the recent parliamentary elections.

Belarus: State sanctioned homophobia

Andrei Khrapavitsky of Belarusan American Blog compares homophobia in Belarus with that in Lithuania after an LGBT-march was quashed in Minsk last weekend while being allowed in Vilnius.

Belarus: Lukashenko grants Bakiyev sanctuary

Yaraslau Kryvoi of Belarus Digest comments on the sanctuary given to ex Kyrgyz president Bakiyev by Belarus president Lukashenko, and the implications this might have in relations between Minsk and...

Iran: Students challenge Ahmadinejad again

Hundreds of students from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran protested against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to their own university on May 10th. Hamid Tehrani reviews some videos uploaded on...

Pakistan: Rising Up

Pakistani blogger Azface at Lahore Metblogs wonders what it will take for the common Pakistanis to rise up against the establishment: “It seems the vicious cycle of ignorance, religious dogma...

Côte d'Ivoire – Ghana: Friends and Foes at World Cup 2010

Côte d'Ivoire  and Ghana will be the two nations representing the West African region at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. For the first time, the World Cup will...

Iran's Kurdish cities in strike in protest against executions

Life came to a standstill in several Kurdish cities in Iran as businesses and shops went on strike on Thursday,May 13th, to protest against the execution of four Kurdish prisoners....

Egypt: A day in Alexandria

Andrew Heiss, American student doing his Middle East Studies at the American University of Cairo, described his day trip to Alexandria with his family. He also shared pictures of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Do So!

Pleasure highlights the different ways in which to “do so” in Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming general election.

Barbados: Paying for Corruption

Allegiance blogs about “the Auditor General’s report that highlights the depth to which corruption has reached in Barbados.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Keeping Promises asks: “What methods do we have in T&T to hold the winning politicians to their campaign promises after 24 May 2010?”

Jamaica: Extradition to go forward

Jamaican bloggers are keeping a close eye on developments surrounding the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke to the United States.

India: Twitter Fan Frenzy

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar recently created a fan frenzy by joining Twitter. “Within the first 24 hours, he got almost 80,000 followers,” reports Gauravonomics. Sachin has more than 300,000...

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Issues

gspottt notes that “of the almost 100 candidates [in the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago general election]…the People’s Partnership candidate for St. Ann’s East…is the only one to date to make...

India: Opting Out Of Facebook

Indian diaspora blogger Selvakumar Ganesan, who blogs at The Scientific Indian, has completely and permanently deleted his data from Facebook. Learn how and why.

Iran: “Panahi, Iranian filmmaker started hunger strike”

Several bloggers such as Rahe Sabze Omid says [fa] that Iranian famous filmmaker, Jafar Panahi, started his hunger strike in prison in Tehran on Sunday.

Pakistan: The Draw Mohammed Day Controversy

A controversial Facebook campaign called “Everybody Draw Muhammed Day” has irked many Muslims across the world. This has also caused an uproar in the Pakistani blogosphere and many bloggers are...

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