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23 January 2007

Stories from 23 January 2007

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...

Zimbabwe: what happened to Zimbabwean Pundit?

The three month deafening silence on Zimbabwean Pundit blog is explained, “Over the last three or so months, you have come here looking for a new helping of “the world...

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — on the 15th anniversary of peace accords

January 16 marked the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords which ended El Salvador's twelve year civil war. The event was marked by official celebrations, conferences,...

Cuba: Photo set

Flickr user sergio_serrano has a lovely set of photos from Cuba entitled “Cuba Sí!”

Barbados: Movie stars and unwashed masses

An article about an exclusive Barbados holiday villa in the UK's Times Online gets Barbados Free Press‘s back up with its trumpeting of the villa's private beach and seclusion away...

Barbados Free Press: The Great Barbados landslip of 1901

Barbados Free Press republishes a newspaper article from 1901 detailing the most dramatic landslip in the country's history, and expresses concerns that it took place not far from the site...

Bahamas: Leaving the tourism plantation

“All of us can collectively turn our backs by remembering that tourism is a job that we do, it is not who we are. It is a necessary evil, it...

Bahamas: Inspired by Wangari Maathai

Lynn Sweeting is inspired by a letter from Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai, to plant trees in her neighbourhood.

Vietnam: Visiting Hue

Virtual Doug gives us a pictorial tour of the alleys in Hue, the former royal capital city of Vietnam.

Aruba: National park photos

ArubaGirl posts some pictures of Aruba's National Park Arikok.

Malaysia: Website Formed to Support Bloggers

Mavericksym blog introduces a website called bloggers united that has been launched to support the two bloggers being sued by a Malaysian newspaper for defamation. The support site is run...

Belarus: Eurovision Shame

Turns out some Eurovision contenders are worse than others: according to TOL's Belarus Blog, British music critics think Belarusian entries are “dreadful.”

Croatia: Handball Scandal

Illyrian Gazette writes about a scandal brewing in Zagreb: “…the metropolis might soon share a less welcome characteristic with the Gazette's home town of London: losing out on hosting a...

Russia: The Language Issue

Ruminations on Russia writes about the language issue in Russia: “The problem is apparently that the near abroad prefer their own language and English to Russian and Russian (strange that),...

Russia: Moscow to Vladivostok on Train

Snowsquare recommends both the real and the virtual Moscow-Vladivostok train ride: “6 days, across 9259km, across 2 continents, 14 oblasts and 8 time zones.”

Latvia: Riga Folk Choir

Dykun posts “footage of members of the folk choir Skandinieki singing this past weekend at a rock that marks one of the spots in Riga where 5 people were killed...

Russia: Sochi

The world's deepest cave, the Olympics 2014 bid and a lot more – at Sochi Travel Info: Experience the Russian Riviera blog.

Albania: Election Posters

Our Man in Tirana posts pictures of election posters in Albania's capital.

Serbia: The Election

Europhobia and Balkan Baby write on the elections in Serbia.

Belarus: Comedians’ Vlog

Information Policy mentions the creation of the first Belarusian vlog – by a duet of comedians.

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