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· March, 2010

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from March, 2010

30 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...

29 March 2010

Russia: Sochi Games and the Circassian Genocide

RuNet Echo

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

Tajikistan: Afghan Refugees in Tajikistan

26 March 2010

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...

25 March 2010

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...

24 March 2010

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...

23 March 2010

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...

21 March 2010

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

17 March 2010

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...

16 March 2010

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.