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· January, 2007

Stories about Western Europe from January, 2007

Haiti, France: Creole Language Catholic Mass in Marseilles

Collectif Haiti de Provence reports (Kr) on a Creole language mass that took place last Sunday in Marseilles, France for the Haitian community there: “More than 120 people showed up...

Argentina, Spain, USA: Technorati to Launch WTF?

Argentinian native and Spanish citizen Martin Varsavsky writes on his Spanish blog [ES]: “[Technorati founder, David Sifry] showed me what he is really going to do and how he is...

Kazakhstan: German Relations

Ben Paarmann reports on the meeting between the leaders of Kazakhstan and Germany during which Germany offered support for Kazakhstan's bid to chair the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

Palestine: Anti-Semites Increasing in Europe

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah wonders why anti-Israeli sentiments are on the increase. He quotes Haaretz saying: “…the number of anti-Semitic incidents rose significantly in Europe last year, according to a...

South Asia: Forced marriages in the UK

A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous...

Swahili Blogosphere: CIA's Role in the Zanzibar Revolution, Bloggers Association, The Wretched of the Earth, and Protesting UK's $12M Secret Payment

Following their virtual conference last November, Tanzanian bloggers are currently discussing the details of the organization they are intending to form. A blog has been set up by the interim...

Africa: French Double-Standard Vis-a-Vis China

Says Generation Consciente (Fr): “I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about the French giving ethics lectures to the Chinese presence in Africa, urging them to encourage democracy...

Central Asia: European Policy

Registan.net writes about German proposals for a new European Union policy on Central Asia, and neweurasia responds, wondering why we don't hear more on Europe's efforts to renew ties with...

Why Independence for Quebec but not Guadeloupe?

Convention pour une Nouvelle Guadeloupe notes (Fr) that French Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal has endorsed the Quebecois party's principle of Quebecois independence. The blog continues: “We notice once more...

Martinique: Homophobia and Segolene Royal's Socialist Party

The French Socialist Party's presidential candidate Segolene Royal. Photo by Manuel MC. Le Blog de [Moi], the blog of an out Martiniquan lesbian, tackled a budding controversy in local Martiniquan...

Nigeria/UK: wishing Big Brother was about racism

“I wish Big Brother was about racism,” writes Akin, “I have convinced myself that I do need to wade into this Big Brother saga because I have not seen much...

The Blogospheres on Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty, Bullying and Racism

India: Big Brother and Racism

The racism controversy surrounding the reality TV show in UK – Big Brother finds a lot of blogs picking up the issue. Pickled Politics has a thriving comments thread with...

Senegal: How Wade Tried to Bribe a French Journalist

Kangni Alem writes (Fr):” In a book titled Les Sorciers Blancs [The White Sorcerers] which will be launched Jan.17 by [French publishing house] Fayard, L'Express reporter Vincent Hugeux shows how...

Argentina's King Fish, Panama's Year, and Easy Kerala Parotta

#1: Jeremy Shapiro, the Chef behind Stir the Pots, narrates his adventures during his trip to the Ecuadorean Andes: The array of  colors and smell was inspiring as a chef.All ...

Missing in Cambodia: Eddie Gibson

It was in October 2004, when 19-year-old Eddie Gibson traveled to Cambodia from Thailand and went missing. Until today nobody knows the whereabouts of the English backpacker. The parents are...

Serbia: On Travelling to Europe

Anegdote shares a gruelling and humiliating European travel experience that many citizens of the former Soviet bloc can relate to.

Europe: Migration

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar posts some “more migrating piffle.”

Cuba, Spain: Hotel apartheid

Noticiero Cuba reports (ES) that Fito Cabrales, a rocker from Bilbao, Spain, has publicly criticised the system of “apartheid” which bars Cuban nationals from entering hotels on the island. The...

Lusosphere Debate Over Saddam's Last Scene

Despite the dreadful subject, Saddam's execution has become the very symbol of an year that has definitely changed the media as we knew it. The empowered delivery of citizen content...

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