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· May, 2010

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from May, 2010

31 May 2010

Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia make Eurovision Top Ten

This year's Eurovision Song Contest drew to a close on a Saturday in a televised final which attracted around 125 million viewers worldwide. But while some media reported lagging interest...

Maldives: A Non Muslim In the 100% Muslim Nation

30 May 2010

Chez Gangoueus: A brilliant blog about African literature in French

A close runner-up for the Best of Blogs in French Award is Chez Guangoueus (fr). Réassi Ouabonzi blogs about African and diaspora literature in French from a reader's perspective since...

Georgia: Election reporting in ethnic Azeri region

Pakistan: Culture Of Intolerance

Slovakia: The Fight for Nationalistic Voters

Tibor Blazko writes about the growing nationalistic sentiments driven by some Slovak and Hungarian politicians and translates a related satirical video.

28 May 2010

Caucasus: Eurovision Semi-final roundup

Pakistan: Minorities At Peril

Pakistan: Attacks in Lahore at Ahmadi Mosques

Caucasus: Social media, cleavage, and rare unity in Eurovision

Although last night's second semi-final for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been and gone, Twitter was alive with commentary and updates throughout. The annual international competition, noted more for...

27 May 2010

Ghana: Our first batch of refugees

Togo's Security Minister is quoted by the BBC saying that 3,500 refugees have crossed into Northern Togo from Ghana following ethnic conflict and land disputes. Ghanaian blogger and journalist Ato...

Brazil: Exchange Student Victim of Racism at the University

Russia: “Circassian Nationalism and the Internet”

26 May 2010

Egypt: Rima Fakih – What does religion have to do with it?

Rima Fakih, an Arab Muslim immigrant, won the Miss USA Pageant. There are those who considered her award an Arab victory, those who considered her a Muslim disgrace, and others...

Latvia: May 9 in Riga

Latvia: Neo-Nazi Cleared of Hate Speech Charges

25 May 2010

Azerbaijan: Live tweeting Eurovision from Oslo, Norway

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day

South Africa: Julius Malema Wants to Kiss and Make Up!

Julius Malema, the president of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is no stranger to controversy. In fact, many would argue that it is what he thrives on. He is regarded...