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7 May 2011

Stories from 7 May 2011

Maldives: Rocked by Protests Over Economy

For seven consecutive days, thousands of residents of Male, the capital of Maldives, have protested on busy streets and public spaces, expressing their dissatisfaction over soaring prices of consumer goods...

India: E-Governance Initiative Using LED Screen Shows

Badhri Jagannathan at Think Change India informs that Gujarat government has launched an e-governance pilot initiative called ‘Gujarat Swarnim Gram E-Broadcast Project’ in the villages of Amreli which will disseminate...

India: A Conspiracy Theory

Arunachal Diary speculates whether there was any conspiracy behind the death of Dorjee Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, who died in a helicopter crash.

Nepal: Facebook Movement Demanding Constitution

Pradeep Kumar Singh informs that frustrated by the inability of the incumbent government to enact the new constitution of Nepal on time, some Nepali youth started a Facebook group to...

Pakistan: What Did ISI Know About Laden?

Faheem Haider at Pakistan Foreign Policy Blog questions what the Pakistani Military and Intelligence Service knew about the top terror Osama Bin Laden, who was intercepted and killed in Abbottabad,...

Armenia: Childbirth

Motherhood, Repatriation and other fictions, a blog by an ethnic Armenian from the Diaspora turned activist in Armenia, comments on the quality of healthcare in the former Soviet republic. Although...

Equatorial Guinea: Online expression

On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders shared a list of press freedom predators. The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, is on the list. In this country,...

France : demonstration at the Syrian Embassy

On Tuesday, 3 May 2011, World Press Freedom Day, representatives from Reporters Without Borders demonstrated in front of the Syrian Embassy in Paris. Video of the demonstration [in French and...

Iran: World Taekwondo Top Title

Iran wins world Taekwondo title for the first time.Totefarangi praises Iranian team who stole for the first time the world title from South Korea in history and compares it to...

Georgia: Armenian-Azeri coexistence

Reader in Baku travels to villages and towns co-inhabited by ethnic Armenians and Azeris in Georgia. Despite the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno...

Japan: Anti-nuclear power demonstrations in Shibuya

Several thousand protestors are gathered in Shibuya, Tokyo for an anti-nuclear power demonstration. This demo follows another held on April 10th (video). Hiruma Takashi posted photos of arrests. Twitter users...

Mexico: Citizens on Alert Over National Security Law Reform

Mexican citizens are on alert over a reform to the National Security Law. After much pressure, the project is now on hold. According to human right groups, political annalists, lawyers...

Singapore: Museum website features interactive games

The website of Singapore's National Art Gallery features interactive games and other educational resources to teach children and the general public about art.

Myanmar: Video journalists behind bars

Independent media network The Democratic Voice of Burma reports that 17 of its video journalists are under detention in Myanmar. Some are serving sentences of 27 years for reporting about...

Thailand: Opium Museum

The House of Opium in Thailand features the history of opium and its trade in The Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia. It also has a collection of materials which celebrate...

Malaysia: Cost of removing poverty in Sarawak

Anilnetto links to an article published by Aliran about the amount needed to wipe out poverty in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Laos: Mekong Tourism Forum

A new media boot camp will be held later this month a day before the Mekong Tourism Forum in Pakse, Champasak, Laos. The event will gather travel bloggers who are...

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