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20 December 2006

Stories from 20 December 2006

France, Minorities: Integration v. Identity Politics

Pondering the tension between integration and now fashionable identity politics, Fenetres Sur/Windows On writes (Fr): “Can we really demand recognition of our “community”, desire to live as such, outside of...

Haiti: Saving Local Soccer

Collectif Haiti de Provence laments (Fr) that local soccer team The Racing Club d'Haiti is on its way to extinction for lack of sponsorship by both government and alums in...

India: The Martial Race

Amardeep Singh on the myth of martial races in colonial India. “And recently I've been reading a book on the Gurkha regiments, (Byron Farwell's The Gurkhas), and after reading a...

India: Reservations and Muslims

Indian Muslims on exclusive spaces in Higher Education for minorities. “I do not support exclusive schools and colleges for a particular community because they just are a blow to the...

Sri Lanka: On Chikungunya

Having affected large parts of India, chikungunya is now in Sri Lanka. indi.ca says “When I first heard of Chikungunya I thought it was a joke. It is a laughable...

Nepal: The refugees from Bhutan

Democracy For Nepal on the 100,000 refugees from Bhutan. “The same chauvinistic thinking among the Nepali elite that has kept some five million Madhesis deprived of citizenship papers for decades...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flickr Photoset

See Trinidad & Tobago from some interesting angles in this Flickr photoset by klj_francis.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup Cricket Visa Requirements

“Aussie cricket fans are furious about new visa entry requirements to go to World Cup matches in Antigua, Jamaica and Barbados. It's the first time they have ever needed such...

Barbados: Harold Hoyte Retires

“After 31 years, Harold Hoyte is retiring from The Nation News…the largest circulation newspaper in the country is still a major influence in Barbados – but it is no longer...

Ukraine: The Black Sea

Ukraine List posts satellite photos of the Black Sea.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photographer

Ukraine List writes about the first photographer on the scene in Chernobyl.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Rumors

MoldovAnn writes about the most recent Chernobyl scare: “One guy had a chance to check the news on the internet before dinner, and read a report that a wall on...

Ukraine: “Return of Frankenstein?”

Foreign Notes documents yet another step on Ukraine's path back to the pre-Orange Revolution past: “If the bill is approved it will enable the pre-OR guys in the CEC, including...

Romania: Post Office Problems

Csikszereda Musings writes about unreliability of the Romanian post office.

Estonia: Lavrov's (Lack of) Logic

Itching for Eestimaa doesn't understand the logic of Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: “Because I just can't grasp how outlawing the symbol of fascism makes one part of a fascist...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Survivor and the Dutch

Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts “an e-mail from Srebrenica genocide survivor, Mr. Hasan Nuhanovic, who submitted the following opinion on recently awarded ‘medal of honor’ for those in Dutchbat who betrayed...

Serbia: Finding Karadzic and Mladic

Finding Karadzic writes about a Belgrade paper's attempt to help find Karadzic and Mladic: “Belgrade's Glas Javnosti has just outed the top 99 aiders and abettors of Karadzic and Mladic....

Serbia: Belgrade

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia lists things he likes about Belgrade – as well as “other things”: “Beogradski radio: Every station, including the ones I don't like, has its individual...

Iran:Holocaust Seminar and its Costs

Abtahi, a reformist politician, writes about Holocaust seminar in Iran.The blogger says :what is the reasoning behind the idea that the Iranian nation should pay for a historical research on...

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari,jailed blogger is under more pressure

According to SosSanjari blog, Kianoosh Sanjari, a jailed blogger, was ordered by Islamic judge to accept and confirm all his accusations. Sanajri refused thais order and was sent back to...

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