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· March, 2010

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from March, 2010

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

The Swedish Parliament has recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population - an...

Russia: Sochi Games and the Circassian Genocide

In 2014, the Russian resort of Sochi will host the Winter Olympic Games, but the 700,000-900,000 of ethnic Circassians living in Russia are trying their best to prevent the country...

Azerbaijan: DOTCOM arrives in Baku

Late last night, American participants of the U.S. State Department sponsored DOTCOM project to bring Armenian, Azerbaijani and American teenagers together to create socially conscious media arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Uzbekistan: They Cancelled Navroz

Nathan Hamm informs his readers that public Navroz celebrations were cancelled in Uzbekistan – allegedly because of bad weather, but no official announcements were made about the cancellation.

Tajikistan: Afghan Refugees in Tajikistan

Christian Bleuer reflects on a video report about Afghan refugees in Tajikistan, saying that this is just one of many issues in the country that it is ill-equipped to handle.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary III

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary II

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What...

USA: In Census, Only Some Races Count

Census forms are being delivered to all U.S. households this month, but some citizens complain that the question on race does not offer enough answers to give an accurate picture...

UAE: Skin Whitening Cream

Arabmania questions the popularity for skin whitening creams in the Arab world, and gets lots of comments here.

South Africa: Remembering Sharpeville Massacre

South Africans remember the Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960 as a turning point in the history of political resistance against racial discrimination. Sixty-nine people were killed in the township...

Azerbaijan: Reflections on Novruz

This weekend marked the official start of Novruz, the Zoroastrian holiday marking the beginning of spring. Bloggers comment on the festival.

Lebanon: Runaway Maids

“When a maid runs away from her employer's house, the police station is unable to act because there's no law criminalizing runaway maids. So the police station officer tells the...

Serbia: Diaspora Serb's Musings on “Serbs, Media, Justice and Me!”

A Diaspora Serb's views on collective blame, collective guilt and other relevant issues – at Balkan Anarchist.

U.S.: Belarusian Diaspora and the 2010 Census

Belarus Digest reports that “the Belarusan-American Association starts a new campaign with compelling slogan ‘Are you proud you’re Belarusian? Identify yourself on the 2010 census form!'”

Armenia: Women

Emily Haas’ Armenian Experience, a blog by a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in the former Soviet republic, post photographs and an insight into the lives of women in Armenia. The...

Plural+ Video Festival for Youth under 25

Plural+ is once again calling for entries for their Youth Video Festival on Migrant issues, asking youth worldwide to send in their videos discussing identity, diversity, integration, human rights and...

Bermuda: Lack of Confidence

“I don’t think anyone has any real confidence that Government will act to restrain its spending, or plan to work down the debt without strangling the community with taxes”: Bermuda's...

Macedonia: International Women's Day in the Blogosphere

International Women's Day is not an official public holiday in Macedonia, but is widely observed through interpersonal interactions and at some workplaces. This year, a number of bloggers used the...

Egypt: #Top50Eg Tweets Make a Difference

Egyptian tweeps are using the #Top50Eg hashtag on Twitter. Tarek Amr takes us on a tour of the Egyptian twittersphere to tell us all about it.

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