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21 February 2007

Stories from 21 February 2007

China: 65k for a baby

Jacky translated a video script of a woman from Shanghai who said that she would be a surrogate mother for US65k in order to study abroad. According to the comment,...

” Africa Paradis”: A Film on Immigration

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) the synopsis of new film “Africa Paradis” (Fr), a film about two struggling Europeans attempting  to migrate to a mythic, rich, future Africa. He also posts...

Martinique: Miss Carnaval 2007

Amandine posts (Fr) pictures of this year's carnival in Martinique, including one of Miss Carnaval 2007.

China: new year trash

According to Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist, during the lunar new year, Shanghai produced 12,000 tons of daily trash. And the rural migrant workers have to take care of that.

Lusosphere: Reporting Carnival

Olha a cabra!! (parte 2) – Socoh.net After four days of official Carnival revelry — and seven weeks of regular preparations and rehearsals since the year started — Brazilians will...

Palestine: Racism in Our Subconsciousness?

Racism somehow finds a way to our subconsciousness, admits Palestinian blogger Ola after being intimidated by the sight of a strange person in her neighbourhood.

World, meet Africa! A new way of reporting the continent

It's frequently depressing reading accounts of Africa in the mainstream media. Doubly so, in fact. Firstly because what is defined as worthy of reporting is, well, depressing. And secondly because...

Palestine: Call for US Representatives

The Madison-Rafah Journal posts a petition calling upon Americans to tell their representatives that they “find it outrageous that the US is threatening to boycott the Palestinians on the basis...

Jordan: Caricature Expo Planned

Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff will hold an exhibition in Jordan, thanks to the efforts of Palestinian blogger Izzi, among others. Latuff himself blogs about it here.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s worse. It’s over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of...

Russia: Dissecting Thomas Friedman

In an email to a blogger friend, Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow explains beautifully what Thomas Friedman's Russia column is really about. La Russophobe guest-blogs at length on the same...

Russia: “Commissars of the Internet”

Read this week's installments of La Russophobe‘s translation project, which attempts to explain why the discourse at so many Russian forums often gets so unbearably filthy – and which, according...

Czech Rebublic: Havel in D.C.

An Alaskan Abroad writes about former Czech President Vaclav Havel's appearance – along with other dissidents – at the award ceremony in Washington, D.C.: “On the war in Iraq, Havel,...

Iran:Watch Ahmadineajd talking about nuclear energy

Sheltering Sky has translated and put subtitles in English for a very hot video film in Iran.In this film, Ahmadinejad says,in his speech, that a 16 years old teenager girl...

Estonia: Food

Hello Estonia reviews Estonian cuisine.

Russia: Gvardeysk vs the West

As the West is about to install missile defense in Poland, Copydude predicts big problems for a Russian border town with a military name, Gvardeysk.

Ukraine: Language Non-Issue

Orange Ukraine writes about the language non-issue in Ukraine: “The status of the Russian language is only problematic just before elections.”

Slovenia: Brown Bears

The Glory of Carniola discusses the “unexplored economic potential” of Slovenia's decision to cull its brown bear population.

Slovenia: Insane Driving

A video of insane driving in Slovenia – at The Glory of Carniola.

Hungary: News Roundup

Pestcentric covers the following topics in the most recent posts: the complexities of the Hungarian language; Hungary's “Turkeygate” scandal; Hungarian pseudo-terrorists posting videos on YouTube – here and here; construction...

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