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· November, 2009

Stories about Poland from November, 2009

Video: Worldwide youth express themselves in 60 seconds

The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the opportunity to express themselves across borders, languages and distances through...

Poland: Catholics Propose Adding Cross to National Emblem

Sylwia Presley reviews the reactions of Polish bloggers to a recent proposal by a Polish Catholic group to include the symbol of the cross in the national coat of arms.

Poland: Online Campaigning for the Rights of Employees

Sylwia Presley writes about the plight of and online campaigning by a group Polish citizens who work for IKEA via another, smaller, company called Solid Security: they claim to be...

Poland: Anonymous Blogger to Write About a Daily Tabloid

An anonymous journalist who used to work for a Polish daily tabloid called Fakt, started a new blog, BrukowiecStory ("TabloidStory" in English), in which he wants to write the truth...

Poland: Creators of “Polish Rapidshare” Arrested

Earlier this month, the Polish police arrested creators and owners of OdSiebie.com service. The portal, which is currently down, was a clone of Rapidshare, and since its day one in...

U.S., Europe: Immigrant Writing; Diaspora Mentality

Maud Newton writes about a newly-published anthology of immigrant writing, “Becoming Americans.” Sublime Oblivion examines the views of “Russian political analyst & nationalist Konstantin Krylov” on “international diasporas” and “the...

Ukraine: Flu Stats, Panic, Gauze Masks (and Some Lingerie)

According to Ukraine's Health Ministry, 1,031,597 people in Ukraine have fallen ill with "flu, acute respiratory illness and their complications (pneumonia, etc.)" between Oct. 29 and Nov. 9 - and...

CEE: Social Networks and the Media

Information Policy links to a BusinessWeek/TOL article on social networks and the media in Central and Eastern Europe.

Poland: Graffiti

Polandian writes about and posts photos of the Polish graffiti.

CEE: “20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall” – a Poll

Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog writes about the results of a Pew Research Center's poll on poverty, wealth and attitudes in Central and Eastern Europe “20 years after the fall...

UK, Poland: “Basia is Back”

the POLSKI blog reports that “Basia, whose voice is familiar to anyone who in the early 1980s danced to Whose Side Are You On?, is back with a new album.”

Poland, U.S.: “Life After the Shield”

Leopolis writes on “life after the shield” and the U.S.-Polish relations.

Poland: Thoughts on Education System

Thoughts on schooling in Poland vs schooling in the UK – at 20 east.

Lithuania: National Identities

“Everyone is a historian here, everyone is preoccupied arguing who Vilnius belonged to in the past, whose it should be now, and whether true Lithuanians were of Slavic or Baltic...

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