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20 February 2007

Stories from 20 February 2007

China: alternative voice about Tibet

Granite Studio blogs about a debate about the historical status of Tibet: professor Ge Jianxiong from Fudan University argues that despite the continuing official stance of the CCP, Tibet has...

China: Pearl River Cancer zone

Onemanbandwidth retells a story about a victim of cancer in Pearl River Delta, a most industrialized area in China: Like the Mississippi Delta, the Pearl River Delta is in the...

Guadeloupe: Burning “Vaval” King of Carnival

Vert-Tige Tropical posts pictures of Guadeloupean Carnival and adds (Fr):”The parade starts with a float carrying the King of Carnival ‘Vaval’ who will be burnt at the end of the...

Guinea, Senegal: Lansana Conté Must Leave if He Loves His Country

At Pourquoi l’ Afrique Claudique, Senegalese novelist Ndické Dieye tells (Fr) Guinea’s embattled head of state: “Lansana, leave if you have even an inkling of conscience or patriotism left! Leave...

Africa: Manifesto for the United States of Africa

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) a Manifesto for the United States of Africa written by the Working Group of African Students in France. The document was presented to Alpha Omar Konaré,...

Hungary: A Podcast on Ciaran Tobin Case

An expat who killed two children in a car crash in Budapest has escaped punishment – Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes more about the case after the childrens’...

Hungary: “Seven Magyar Wonders”

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar discusses candidates for the Seven Magyar Wonders.

Czech Rebublic: Prague Hotels

Arellanes.com recommends hotels in Prague.

The Balkans: “Trading Genocide for Independence”

Bosnia Vault reports that “the EU has become much more lax over demands that Mladic be sent to the Hague; in exchange for Serbia not blocking Kosovo's ‘independence’.”

Croatia: Photos of WWII Zagreb

Photos of Zagred during WWII – at Neretva River.

Croatia: Hitler Sugar

Neretva River posts a photo of “Hitler sugar” produced in Croatia.

Russia: Sheltering Karadzic?

Radovan Karadzic may be living in Russia: Finding Karadzic has more on the rumor.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Raffi Gregorian Interview

Finding Karadzic posts an excerpt from an interview with Raffi Gregorian, the current Deputy High Representatives in Bosnia.

Albania: Observing the Election

Our Man In Tirana writes about observing the election in a “chaotic” town of 80,000 people, where “strangers are a rarity.”

India: On maps, thumbs and sexual harrasment

Known Turf on a recent exercise with the Blank Noise Project. Helping map experiences of street harassment in Delhi. “This was the idea. Mapping the city. Getting women to fill...

India: In conversation with Ameen Sayani

Kamla Bhatt Show talks to a living legend – Ameen Sayani in her podcast. “Legendary broadcaster Ameen Sayani talks about his early days, his brother Hamid Sayani and Bournvita QUiz...

Sri Lanka: Numbers and Deaths

Cynically Yours on numbers and dead soldiers. “I'd love to be able to say that when I hear 5 soldiers are dead I feel sad, but I don't. All my...

Nepal: Maoists with guns and Maoists

Blogdai on the problem with guns. “They are attention-grabbers. So much so that ineffective organizations like the UN feel they can score major credibility on the world stage by pretending...

Bangladesh: On corruption and the economy

Journal of a Disturbed Mind plays the devil's advocate in the case of of corrupt politicians and businessmen being arrested. “No matter how unwilling I am to defend the apprehended...

Bangladesh: International Mother Language Day

Rezwan on the International Mother Language Day. “21st of February is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and...

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