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· August, 2010

Stories about Western Europe from August, 2010

Western Europe: A journey through tech for transparency projects

Sylwia Presley takes us on a tour of technology for transparency projects in Western Europe.

Latin America: Blogging at Los Superdemokraticos

Northern Cyprus: Rihanna's Concert

Ghana: Is Mario Balotelli Italian or Ghanaian?

Is Mario Balotelli Ghanaian or Italian? That's the question that has created a heated debate online. Mario Barwuah Balotelli is a football striker playing for Manchester City and Italian national...

France: An Imaginary Dialogue between Sarkozy and Berlusconi

Syria: A Muslim should be like a jar of honey

Global: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd is The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. A series of events are organized around the world by various organisations to help...

Cape Verde: Debates on Youth and Politics Happening in Portugal

France: Discrimination Against Roma People, Labeled as “Thieves”

While the expulsions of Roma people are in full throttle with the silent approbation of the majority of the public opinion, some doubts start to creep in about the fairness...

France: Learn More about the Itinerant Community

Portugal: Online Conversation on Poliamory

Morocco: When Sarkozy “Proposes” a French Version of Ramadan

When Ahmed wrote his satirical blog post about a completely fictional announcement by president Nicolas Sarkozy intending to impose a French version of Islam on French Muslims, he never imagined...

France: Racism and Politics

Following a speech from French president Sarkozy that France ought to consider stripping delinquents of their citizenship and the planned expulsion of groups of Roma people back to Rumania and...

Bangladesh made boat reaches France

France: Expulsions of Roma people from Camp Sites Stir Feelings of Shame

Serbia: Banking Group Turns Well-Intentioned Suggestion Into PR Disaster

The lack of understanding that major corporations still have for what's being said online may not come as a shock. Intesa SanPaolo, Italy's largest banking group, however, has recently demonstrated...

Portugal: Blogging Against Military Action

Global: Ramadan Memes

Every year, web-savvy Muslims around the world share images with each other to celebrate Ramadan. While most images of the sort are solemn, there is often plenty of humor to...

Europe: Stranger Festival Film Submissions

China: Visa tales

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in...

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