Stories about Serbia from November, 2010
While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in the kickoff edition of Cablegate. Below is a small selection of initial reactions from the region's bloggers.
Six months after the May 22 Mangalore plane crash, which claimed 158 lives, an investigation report blaming Serbian pilot Zlatko Glusica for the country’s worst air disaster of the last decade was leaked to media. Sasa Milosevic reviews media coverage of the case and talks to Mr. Glusica's family.
The Serbian President is willing to adopt a severely mutilated dog called Mila, which became a symbol of the suffering of Serbia's stray animals. However, despite all the publicity, horrifying animal abuse cases continue to be reported in the Serbian mainstream and citizen media. Sasa Milosevic reviews some of them.
Emir Kusturica’s “Time of the Gypsies” – now, a “punk opera” playing in Belgrade (more about it – at Bill's Blog).
Sasa Milosevic reports on the online and citizen media coverage of the earthquake that hit Serbia last week.
The Serbian Public Prosecutor, in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of the Interior, investigated the case of a Facebook group "Death to Women“ ("Smrt ženama"), which was propagating hatred towards women. Sasa Milosevic writes about the war between Serbian men and women that is raging on Facebook.
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Serbia; Twitter updates in English are here; in Serbian – here: #zemljotres.