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· August, 2010

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from August, 2010

19 August 2010

Cuba: Youth in Prison

France: Racism and Politics

Following a speech from French president Sarkozy that France ought to consider stripping delinquents of their citizenship and the planned expulsion of groups of Roma people back to Rumania and...

16 August 2010

Caucasus: Observations on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Dialogue through film

The free flow of information between Armenia and Azerbaijan since independence is obviously problematic given the still unresolved conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, but can new media move in to fill...

Pakistan: Killings In Balochistan

Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan Malays

Macedonia: Political Parties Obsess Over Facebook ‘Likes,’ Myth-Making

Macedonian bloggers comment on the attempts of political parties to show off their ratings via social networks, while the communication they offer remains devoid of substance.

12 August 2010

USA: Deconstructing Media Coverage of the “Ground Zero Mosque”

The building of an Islamic community center in New York City, near the site of "Ground Zero," has polarized opinions across the media spectrum. In this post, bloggers share their...

Hungary: Xenophobia, Homophobia, Crime

Hungary: The New President

India: The Khairlanji verdict

African Thinkers on the Origin and Relevance of Ethnic Identity

In a year loaded with elections in Africa, ethnic identity has always been lurking in most political conversations. Still, many African thinkers argue that ethnicity was never a prominent issue...

10 August 2010

Georgia: Second anniversary of South Ossetia war

As Georgia marked the second anniversary of its August 2008 war with Russia over the breakaway territory of South Ossetia, online reaction has been mixed and largely polarized on geopolitical...