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26 February 2007

Stories from 26 February 2007

Korea and Japan: nationalism

James from Japan Probe collects a few youtube video on Japanese T.V programs (with English subtitles) about the tensions between South Korea and Japan. The video seems to suggest that...

China: competition shows

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) orders TV networks to limit “competition show” durations to two and a half months (instead of four and a half months)....

Guyana: Mashramani 2007

rustinpc has a set of photos on Flickr of this year's Mashramani celebrations in Guyana. “Mash” takes place annually on February 23, Guyana's Republic Day, and commemorates the country's achievement...

Guyana: Exodus and integration

MediaCritic sees the “exodus” of Guyanese to other Caribbean territories as “likely to result in is a skewering of national identities and push those voices that trumpet and cling to...

Cuba: “Vamos a Selma”

Babalú Blog‘s Val Prieto posits an imaginary book entitled “Vamos a Selma” (“Let's go to Selma”) which offers a false and revisionist history of the American south and the civil...

Bermuda: Blogger picketed

Bermudian blogger Christian S. Dunleavy has been the victim of a picketing as a result of views expressed in his newspaper column: “Evidently I was a little too close to...

Saudi Arabia: Three French Nationals Killed

Three French nationals, some Muslim, were shot dead in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in what seems to be a militant attack, according to breaking news from Crossroads Arabia.

Mexico: Unsentenced Prisoners

Mark in Mexico cites a study by the Open Source Institute and the Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo (CIDAC) which found that 42% (90,000 inmates) of those in prison...

Poland: “Tree Huggers Versus Cross Huggers”

The beatroot writes: “Protests turn weird as the religious in Poland turn up to demonstrate against environmentalists. It’s almost enough to make me turn into a tree hugger!”

Latvia: Alexei Ledyaev

Marginalia writes about a Russophone Latvian “self-described ‘apostle'” who “has suggested replacing Latvia's constitution, the Satversme, with the Ten Commandments, introducing Christian totalitarianism, and ‘humbling all liberals and homosexuals’.”

Brazil: Central Nuclear Almirante Álvaro Alberto

“Brasil has two Atomic reactors in one nuclear Power generation plant near Angra dos Reis. The reactors and the central have been controversial due to environmental concerns,” write Ricardo Carreón,...

The Balkans: Reactions to the ICJ's Verdict

The massacre in Srebrenica was an act of genocide, declares the International Court of Justice. East Ethnia blogged while waiting for the verdict – and then provided an initial reaction...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Blog Roundup

The prolific Alan Patrick has put together his 11th Buenos Aires Blog Roundup. Also, bowling in Baires.

Russia: New Magazine

Russian Marketing Blog writes about iVAN, a strange new Russian magazine: “Most of magazine’s article are dialogues between Ivan and experts in six areas: photo, video, audio, computers, play consoles,...

Bolivia: One Year of Evo

Bolivia Rising has translated an article [ES] by Alberto Cruz titled “One Year of Evo: economic boom, the threat of balkanisation and the role of the military.”

Russia: Moscow Night Clubs

Two-Zero reviews Moscow's club scene – here and here: “There we were, 3 Westerners with Berlin style club wear against a huge club full of young and mostly beautiful rich...

Russia: Moscow Foreigners

The Turkish Invasion offers a classification of foreigners seen in the streets of Moscow.

Honduras, USA: Cultural Differences

La Gringa's Blogicito has three great posts on cultural differences between Honduras and the United States. On the pervasiveness of guns: “Armed guards are outside banks, grocery stores, other stores,...

Russia: Feb. 23; Hatred for Bush

How do young men of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk celebrate the Army Day? Why do Russians hate George W. Bush? Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert answers these questions – here...

The Baltic States: Economic Crisis?

Vilhelm Konnander writes on whether an economic crisis is something that awaits the Baltic states in the near future.

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