Experiments with truth: 3/19/10

    • More than 3,000 Kyrgyz rallied in the capital Bishkek on Wednesday to express their discontent with President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who was hailed as Central Asia’s most democratic leader when he came to power in 2005, but has since tightened his grip on power and jailed political opponents.
    • The six major Estonian newspapers left one of their pages completely blank today to protest of the source protection act 656 SE, which would make possible to punish with imprisonment journalists in the field of investigating journalism.
    • For almost a week, a group of around 300 students have been occupying a lecture hall at the University of Sussex in England to protest proposed cutbacks.


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