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· January, 2008

Stories about Migration & Immigration from January, 2008

Estonia: Fewer Stateless People

Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.

Czech Republic, Serbia: Embassy Corruption

The Czech Daily Word writes on the corruption scandal at the Czech Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Armenia: Pondering Scenarios

Unzipped says he believes one scenerio ahead of the 19 February presidential election is that Orinats Yerkir's Artur Baghdasarian will pull out of the race and support another opposition candidate...

Japan: Letters from the Prison

Debito posted letters from Osayuwamen Idubor, written in jail. The Nigerian was sentenced last December to three years for rape despite no physical evidence and flawed accuser testimony. Part I...

Louis Michel Heckled by Congolese Protestors at the London School of Economics

Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters...

Bahrain: Are Gulf Arabs Lazy?

Earlier this week the Bahraini Labour Minister Majid Al Alawi was interviewed in the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, and in the interview he said that the Gulf was facing an...

India: NRIs and Remittances

churmuri writes on the importance of NRIs given the size of remittances that flow into the country, as compared to the FDI inflows.

Paraguay: An Introduction to a Growing Blogosphere

Muna Annahas, a Paraguayan blogger, writes her first Global Voices Online post and provides an introduction to the Paraguayan blogosphere. She provides examples of interesting academic, political, cultural, personal, and...

Jamaica: Greetings from Jamaica

Francis Wade blogs about the sweetness of Jamaican greetings.

D.R. of Congo: tough questions abound

Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.

South Korea: Cry from a Nepalese Migrant Worker

Suwash Budathoki, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested in the S. Korean capital Seoul on July 7, 2007 and now struggling to overcome his ill-health in Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center. IBMK...

UK: Disgrace

Blogrel comments on yesterday's desecration of a stone cross erected in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Welsh city of Cardiff. The blogger says that as...

UK: Genocide Memorial Vandalism Update

Blogian posts a photograph of the monument erected in the Welsh city of Cardiff that was vandalized yesterday. The desecration of the Armenian stone cross came on the eve of...

UK: Armenian Genocide Memorial Vandalized

Blogian and Unzipped report on the desecration of a monument erected to honor the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Welsh city of Cardiff. The vandalism occurred on...

Armenia: Language Problem

Armenia continues its reports on life as a volunteer from the Armenian Diaspora living and working in the country. In particular, the blogger says, knowing Russian can be a disadvantage...

Armenia: Gays in the Diaspora

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on how being homosexual or lesbian is still considered a taboo subject to talk about in the Armenian Diaspora. The blogger also links to and discusses...

Serbia: Support for Vladimir Vukčević

Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist declares his support for Serbia's war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukčević, who has recently “received a death threat from fellow Serbs in the diaspora.”

Bahrain: Conditions of Migrant Workers

Esra'a from Bahrain links to a media interview conducted with her about the conditions of migrant workers in the Gulf.

Cuba: Yes or No?

Post-Cuban elections, Child of the Revolution wonders whether or not Fidel Castro will remain as head of the Council of State.

Ukraine: A Porous Border

Ukrainian news site Korrespondent.net posted a translation of a Sunday Times story on Ukraine's porous borders and illegal migration. The English-language original has received 16 reader comments so far, the...

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