Stories about Refugees from March, 2007
Ukraine: Book on Chernobyl
MoldovAnn reads Piers Paul Read's 1993 book on Chernobyl (Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl) and discovers that she has been to a few Ukrainian towns mentioned in it: “Sometimes I forget what my colleagues lived through, that they themselves are first-hand witnesses to the Chornobyl...
Russia: Chechnya's Street Children
A Step At A Time translates an article on street children in Chechnya.
The Balkans: War Criminals Abroad
Neretva River writes about five war criminals living abroad; Bosnia Vault writes about the one who had just been spared extradition by a British judge: “How much time needs to pass before a crime is no longer worthy of being dealt with in a court of law? In other words,...
Dominican Republic: Haitian Discrimination?
The Latin Americanist refers to an Amnesty International report on widespread discrimination against Haitians in the Dominican Republic.
Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome
I cannot believe it has been four years since the Iraq war started. Has it ended? I don't know but it feels more like an a lifetime has passed. In one of the rare coincidences with large parts of the media, Iraq bloggers are commemorating another anniversary of the war....
Jordanian Blogs: A Snow Day & Other Mid-March Tales
The biggest story to take the Jordanian blogosphere by storm seems to be the strange weather lately. A snow storm swept the country for 24 hours and many bloggers had many things to say about it. Most got their cameras out to take a shot of the crazy weather and...
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Coffee Grinders
London Sevdah writes about a very special coffee grinder: “My mum brought this one over from Bosnia when we were excaping the country as refugees – it was one of the few items that made it into the few travel bags which we were carrying our belongings in.” In Sarajevo...
Georgia: Internally Displaced Persons
Onnik Krikorian reports on and posts pictures of ethnic Georgians who were displaced by fighting in Abkhazia
Poland: Simon Moll Wasn't Political Refugee
The beatroot continues covering the saga of the African man who infected seven Polish women with HIV: the latest news is that Simon Moll was only pretending to be a political refugee.
The Balkans: The EU is Getting Closer
Serbia and Croatia are likely to join the EU real soon, Neretva River reports.