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· February, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from February, 2007

Armenia: Election Monitor

The CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor rounds up the latest parliamentary election news.

Uzbekistan: Perils of Assisting Homosexuals

Registan.net covers the latest crackdown on foreign health NGOs in Uzbekistan, which includes action against an organization running an HIV/AIDS prevention program for not just paperwork problems but also because...

Burundi: Where No means Yes

Expat blogger BeneBurundi is learning about local culture (Fr): “Communicating with people from Burundi is all about subtlety and interpretation; for example if you're proposed to and you decline with...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Posters

Ukraine List posts samples of Chernobyl poster art.

Ukraine: Volodymyr Shcherban

“Who are the prison cells for?” asks Foreign Notes in a post about Volodymyr Shcherban, former governor of the Donetsk and then Sumy regions. Not for those who seem to...

Poland: McDonald's Sales; Rospuda Bypass

The beatroot writes about Prince Charles’ McDonald's comment and the Polish First Lady's views on the planned Rospuda bypass.

Hungary: Politicians Speak (a Prank)

Pestcentric puts words into Hungarian politicians’ mouths.

Hungary: British Council To Move Out

According to Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar, the British Council is closing 10 of its 19 offices in Europe, including the one in Hungary. The library will stay, though.

Palestine: A Lesson in History

Palestinian blogger Abu Issa takes us down memory lane to Palestine in 1948 through words, memories and photographs here.

Iran:Economic illusions of Iranian Goverment

Jomhour says that Iranian goverment failed to accomplish its economic promises such as fighting against poverty. According to the blogger, goverment has no reason to accuse “enemy” for its economic...

Turkmenistan: Post-Turkmenbashi Roundtable

Ian Chesley reports on a Harvard roundtable on Turkmenistan after the death of Turkmenbashi.

Armenia: Self-immolation

In Armenia yesterday, a man died after setting himself on fire in the capital's Republic Square. It is not known exactly why the man set himself alight, but he reportedly...

Senegal: Youssou N'Dour Cinematic Debut

California-based Congolese blogger Alain Mabanckou has nothing but praise for Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's big screen debut in Amazing Grace (Fr):”to see the few clips featuring Youssou N'dour, I think...

Ukraine: Arena Bar

Olechko shares sketches and observations of the Arena bar in downtown Kyiv.

Slovenia: The Erased

The Glory of Carniola reports on a rather surreal bureaucratic mishap: “This week marks the 15th anniversary of a now infamous moment in Slovenian history: the removal of 18,000 people...

Hungary: Two-Tailed Dog Party

Pestcentric writes about Two-Tailed Dog Party – “a guerrilla street artist (read: creative university student with too much spare time) operating out of Szeged” – and showcases some of his...

Hungary: Mozikep

Shopping for movies at Mozikep DVD/Video shop in Budapest is a crazy experience: read the details at Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko in D.C.

LaurenceJarvikOnline shares his impressions of Yulia Tymoshenko, who was in Washington, D.C., this week: “She described her nation as ‘in crisis’–and took a number of hostile questions about her legal...

Iran:Anti war Campaigners in London

According to Haji Kensington[Fa], on Saturday, anti war marchers in London asked British troops out of Iraq and they also asked there will be no attack against Iran.

Nepal: On funding terrorism

Madhesh Blog on funding terrorism in Nepal. “Several donor agencies who invested their time to investigate the use of their funds have found them not being used for the intended...

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