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· October, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from October, 2006

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

Slovenia: Ghost Cows

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian ghost cows and a World Cup broadcast lawsuit.

Ukraine: Andrei Kurkov

Ukraine Study Tour blog writes about Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov and Ukrainian literature.

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

Estonia: History

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's history.

Russia: LJ and Politics

On October 25, International Herald Tribune published Evgeny Morozov's opinion piece on the recent developments in the Russian blogosphere. On his blog – Sharp & Sound: Perspectives On Modern Politics...

Sudan: skin-color not the root cause of conflict in Sudan

Sudanese Thinker discusses the root causes of the conflict in Sudan, “The CBS documentary is cool but it fails like many other articles to describe the root causes of the...

Romania: 1956 in Csikszereda

Csikszereda Musings writes about the events of 1956 in a Romanian town with a sizable Hungarian community.

Arabisc: Rebellious Behaviour and the Quest for Intellectuals

With the festive season wrapping up in the Arab world, Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer has decided to ‘come out of the closet’ and drop a bombshell – making some of...

Slovenia: Local Election

Even though Michael M. of The Glory of Carniola is a foreigner in Slovenia, he gets to vote in the local elections this coming Sunday.

Lebanon: Communities and Contradictions

The Lebanese blogosphere is growing like crazy. This means that the following summary is not all inclusive. And in the attempt to cover as many new blogs or newly discovered...

Fiji: Building a Traditional Underground Oven

Peceli blogs about the tradition of building a “lovo” – the traditional underground oven used to cook communal meals in the South Pacific. “In Australia we can’t make a lovo...

South Africa: do you remember the days of Apartheid?

Black Looks takes us back to South Africa's Apartheid era with a post about Prison Number 4, where Ghandhi and Robert Sobukwe, the founder of the Pan-African Congress, were jailed:...

Tonga: Tonga and Nationalism

Tongan native Samiuela LV Taufa compares the Australians with the Tongans on their respective ideas of nationalism and belonging. “As I understand Tongans, we're only truely nationalistic when it is...

Laos: Vegetable Garden

The blogger at laocuisine.net introduces some vegetables from Laos that the blogger has been growing in her garden.

Barbados: Hair, race & breast cancer

A newspaper report on one woman's public hair-shaving in support of breast cancer awareness reminds Titlayo of the extent to which Barbadians are still grappling with issues of race.

Russia: The Second Blog War

(more buttons and userpics are here) The Russian-language blogosphere (commonly known as ZheZhe) is on fire: some users are shutting down their blogs, others are emigrating to the virtual Trinidad...

Croatia: Online Discussions Overview

Some Croats feel nostalgic when they think about Tito's Yugoslavia, which broke into pieces in 1992. Turbo Kvrcko posts a funny “Wanted” image that depicts why he misses the good...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Election Results

Estavisti writes about the final results of the parliamentary election in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Poland: Groping Not OK

The beatroot writes about the British National Party and groping – in Poland and in Britain.

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