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· July, 2010

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from July, 2010

23 July 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Divergent discourses suggest more is yet to come

“Forgive one another, we’re all guilty”, begs a sticker and poster campaign doing the rounds in Kyrgyzstan following recent tragic events in the south which have claimed over 1,000 lives....

India: Fair, Lovely and Facebooked

A new Facebook app has been creating some controversy in India. The app lets users lighten the skin colour on their profile pictures. Bloggers discuss the complexity of the issue...

22 July 2010

Bahamas: on “race”

India: Caste Factor In Politics

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Bloggers build dialogue

Although a recent conference held earlier this month highlighted some of the shortcomings and dangers of using new and social media in conflict resolution, there is no doubt that online...

Russia: “Why Did They Kill Yuri Volkov?”

RuNet Echo

The murder of a TV journalist and football fan Yuri Volkov in the centre of Moscow on July 10, 2010, became a widely discussed event in the Russian blogosphere. A...

21 July 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: There is only humanity…

Guyana: Party or Country?

Trinidad & Tobago: Colourful

South Korea: A National Mourning on A Vietnamese Bride's Death

A young Vietnamese bride was killed by her Korean husband in Korea. Korean bloggers express their condolences to the tragic death of a young wife while urging the government to...

Kazakhstan: Bloggers see China’s “weaponless invasion”

Posts about China-related topics are quite frequent in the Kazakh language blogs. Here are some of them, the most recent ones.

Israel: Conviction of “rape by deceit”

Sabar Kashur, an Arab resident of East Jerusalem, was charged with rape for posing as a Jewish bachelor in order to seduce a woman. He has been convicted to 18...

20 July 2010

Azerbaijan: Caucasus Women

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Thoughts on the ‘other’

Lebanon: The Rule of Dinosaurs

Shortly after the recent cyber censorship incidents in Lebanon, the term "The Rule of Dinosaurs" started to be used by the e-activists in their campaign against this invasion of their...

Slovakia: Hungarian School Trips

Tibor Blazko compiles Slovak netizens' reactions to a new Hungarian law that would bring Hungarian schoolchildren to parts of the neighboring countries that in the past belonged to Hungary.

Russia: Roadtrip to Caucasus

19 July 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Sometime in my lifetime

Global Lives: Revisiting the project recording people's lives

Two years ago we wrote about a project in its initial stages: Global Lives set out to record a day in the life of 10 people from all over the...