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17 January 2007

Stories from 17 January 2007

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Markale Massacre

Bosnia Vault writes: “Over a decade later, the Markale Massacre; and the allegation that the shell was fired upon by the ABiH forces in a ruse to gain public sympathy;...

Russia: Lada Vs Hummer

“Lada against Hummer” in Moscow – at Two-Zero‘s.

Ukraine: Diaspora Illustrator

Ukraine List writes about Yaroslava Surmach-Mills, a Ukrainian-American illustrator.

Ukraine: Kushnaryov's Death

Foreign Notes explains what Yevhen Kushnaryov's death likely means to Ukrainian politicians.

Ukraine: Hunters Discuss Yevhen Kushnaryov's Death

Evhen Kushnaryov, 55, former governor of Kharkiv region and the deputy faction leader of prime minister Victor Yanukovych‘s Party of Regions, died today from gunshot wounds suffered in a hunting...

Jamaica: Political advice from Lifehacker hacks an article from the personal productivity blog Lifehacker about ways to become politically involved to make it relevant to a Jamaican audience.

Central Asia: The LDS Church in Central Asia

The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about the LDS church in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan: Media Reform

Tolkun calls a new law on the media in Uzbekistan “high-level hypocrisy.”

Caucasus: Unemployment

Onnik Krikorian examines why it is so difficult to get an accurate picture of unemployment levels in the South Caucasus.

Uzbekistan: New NGO Law

At neweurasia, “night_eulen” discusses a new law governing foreign NGOs in Uzbekistan which he says is a façade to make Uzbekistan look better to the outside world.

Armenia: Economics & Law

Onnik Krikorian says that though Armenia recently received fairly high marks for its legal framework governing investments, the failure to enforce the laws is holding the economy back.

Kyrgyzstan: Big Pocket Library

Yulia translates a Russian-language post on the popularity in Kyrgyzstan of a two CD set of electronic texts called the “Big Pocket Library.” The author is dismayed at the popularity...

Iran:Fashion Show in Iran

Legofish compares a photo from an Iranian woman in a fashion show in Tehran with another photo from a western fashion show.The blogger says Iranian show was called the women...

Armenia: Year of the Cell Phone

Blogrel's Burnell writes that 2006 was the year that cellular phones ended up in everyone's hands in Armenia, and wonders what is coming this year in telecommunications in Armenia.

Tahitian Music

Tahiti Litterature, Musique posts various excerpts of Tahitian music.

DRC: Post-Election Landscape

Le Blog du Congolais summarizes the post-election landscape as follows (Fr): “The general trend is to wait and see. People are giving the President the benefit of the doubt ....

Can Digital Rights Management Save African Artists from Copyright Infringement?

Says Africa 2.0 (Fr): “Copyright infringement is killing African artists without any intervention from authorities. I was reading an interview of Beko Sadey this morning who was saying that she...

Afghan Whispers: Cock Fighting, Winter, and Insecure Borders

Afghan Lord talks about a new sport in Afghanistan, cock fighting. You can watch a video clip of cock fighting on Afghan Lord's blog.The blogger adds, Morgh Janngi which means...

Guadeloupe: Still Site of Magical Beliefs

Says Atout Guadeloupe (Fr): “To this day many Guadeloupeans believe in magic and go to “quimboiseurs” and “gadezafe” [i.e. magicians] to take care of private business and disputes with third...

Bangladesh: Diaspora returing home

Drishtipat points to a report on diaspora returning to Bangladesh, and an interesting conversation in the comments space follows.

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