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17 November 2006

Stories from 17 November 2006

Reunion: “Our Creole Stolen By a Guadeloupean”

Blogger Pierrot Dupuy laments (Fr) that Reunion will be represented by a Reunion-based Guadeloupean professor at an International Creole Festival taking place in Mauritius from December 1st to 3rd. Adds...

Benin: Televised Literary Contest

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem recounts (Fr) with much enthusiasm his recent experience at a televised literary competition in Benin which attracted aspiring writers of all ages. The competition was...

France-Based Togolese Blogger on French Radio

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem says (Fr) he will be interviewed by Paula Jacques on radio station France Inter this sunday from 2 to 4 pm. Click here for the...

Kyrgyzstan: The Election Code

Writing for Kyrgyz Report, David Mikosz, the head of IFES in Kyrgyzstan, writes that Kyrgyzstan's electoral code will have to be overhauled now that the country's new constitution changes the...

Kazakhstan: Kazaksha

KZ Blog has a lengthy report on the Kazakhstani government's Kazakh language promotion policies and the anxieties felt by the large population that only uses Russian.

Armenia: Anti-Racism Protest

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photos from a protest against racism that took place in Yerevan.

Kazakhstan: Bread and Circuses

Sean Roberts looks at some recent policy decisions of the Kazakh government and notices an active middle class making its voice heard.

Georgia: Cabinet Chaos

Dan O'Huiginn looks at why Georgia's new economy minister has resigned a week after being demoted to the post from defense minister. Dan also rounds up some of Russian media...

Armenia: Shackled to Russia

At Blogrel, Burnell argues that Armenia must cultivate economic ties with more countries than just Russia.

Chile Seeks Political Transparency

Last week, Fernando Flores (ES), Senator from the leftist coalition, decided to suspend his party affiliation to the PPD because of a corruption scandal with other senators from the same...

Russia: Deportation of Meskhetian Turks

J. Otto Pohl writes about the 1944 deportation of the Meskhetian Turks.

Serbia: Kosovo in Limbo

Wu Wei and East Ethnia write about Kosovo in limbo.

Czech Republic: Velvet Revolution is 17

People light candles in Prague to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, notes My Czech Republic Blog.

Serbia: Environmental Protests

As Serbia marks the 10th anniversary of the 1996 election fraud protests, Belgrade 2.0 reports on protests taking place in the capital now: residents of the town of Pancevo are...

Slovenia: New Logo and Slogan

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenia's new logo and its new slogan, I feel sLOVEnia.

Russia: Novgorod Real Estate

Copydude writes about Novgorod's architecture, infrastructure and real estate: “‘German built’ is now becoming a buzzphrase amongst Russian real estate agents – particularly in places like Moscow, Novgorod and Kaliningrad....

Moscow, Now and Then


USA: Video-sharing places L.A.'s police in the spotlight

Hop over to Technorati right now and you'll see that six out of the top fifteen videos being linked to by bloggers show the same incident – University of California...

Trinidad & Tobago: Journalism outside the West

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor on the launch of Al-Jazeera's English channel: “Outside the west and beyond its influence, western assumptions implode. Different peoples have entirely different ways of seeing the...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Kazakh President in Aralsk by lambro “Kazakhstan invented a national chess game. Introduced a new chess piece “President”. It can go as it wishes and take whatever it wishes to...

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