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· July, 2010

Stories about Migration & Immigration from July, 2010

OneVietnam Network

The OneVietnam.org social network was launched this month to connect Vietnamese expats and young migrants to the culture and history of Vietnam.

Bangladesh: Weddings Here And There

Mezba at A Bengali in T.O. compares Bangladeshi wedding ceremonies in Bangladesh and Canada and you will be surprised with the findings.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?

Ariel Sigler Amaya arrives in the United States from Cuba to undergo medical treatment; Uncommon Sense applauds his resolve.

Indonesia: Spreading migrant issues through internet

EngageMedia uploads a short video clip featuring Community Technology Center in Indonesia, an access point to receive and spread out migrant issues through the internet.

Armenia: Eating a way to peace

Ianyan says that food might represent the path to peace for cultures that place such significance in it. Referring to an Armenian bakery in the U.S.-Armenian Diaspora as well as...

Francophonie: Like Fine Wine, Twitter Experience Gets Better With Age

An unexpected but deliciously nostalgic hash tag #jesuisvieux (I am old) has been trending in French social media. The timeline for the hashtag is filled with often humorous updates, and...

Cuba: July 26

Cuban bloggers have their say about the observance of the July 26th anniversary of the military action that began the Cuban Revolution.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Moving the conversation forward

Le Retour (in 3 Parts), a blog by a Canadian-Armenian resident in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, comments on the three recent guest entries posted on The Caucasian Knot, the blog...

Turkey: Armenians and Turks show Gay Pride

Despite a long history of animosity between Armenia and Turkey, Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts photographs of Armenians and Turks side by side at this year's Gay Pride rally in Istanbul....

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....

Singapore: Immigration compared with other countries

Blowin’ in the Wind reviews a report comparing Singapore emigration and immigration with other countries. The report notes that Singapore has the highest immigration rate in Asia Pacific after Hong...

Africa: Brain drain and African governance

Gregory Simpkins argues that African governments spend an average of US$4 billion a year to hire about 100,000 Western experts to handle functions, which could have been performed by the...

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...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: There is only humanity…

Ianyan makes a guest post on Armenia-Azerbaijan relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as part of a series of entries...

Guyana: Party or Country?

“The fastest route for Guyana to get to the point of being a prosperous country is to find a leader who rejects disunity in all its forms…and embraces the diversity...

Palestine: A Green Home Away from Home

In this post we hear about two women with a great love of nature: a nun who has found her home in the convent garden, and a city-dwelling mother who...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Thoughts on the ‘other’

Global Chaos makes a guest post on Armenia-Azerbaijan relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as part of a series of...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Sometime in my lifetime

Scary Azeri makes a guest post on Armenia-Azerbaijan relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as part of a series of...

Palestine: The Pain of Exile

Palestinian refugees are one of the biggest displaced populations in the world, with the United Nations providing assistance for some 4.7 million registered refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory, Jordan,...

Haiti: Truth or Hoax?

“Yesterday, a french ‘official’ announced that France will finally pay Haiti back for the 90 million gold francs it forced Haitians to pay in compensation for French slave trade losses”:...

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