9 March 2007

Stories from 9 March 2007

Poland: New Regulation for Journalists

“From March 15th all journalists born before 1972 working in Poland will have to sign a declaration that they did not spy for the Polish People's Republic. That includes me: Polish law has a very wide definition of journalism and the bill makes no distinction between Poles and foreigners,” reports...

Peru: Music: Pedro Novoa

  9 March 2007

Thank god it's Friday. Time for some relaxing Trova to wind down for the weekend. Fortunately Creative Commons Peru has posted all of the tracks from Pedro Novoa's latest album “La Estación.”

Bolivia: Profiles of Cochabamba Women

  9 March 2007

Commemorating International Women's Day in Bolivia, Leny Olivera guest-posts on Blog from Bolivia to profile three Cochabamba women: Maura—mother, wife, cook, business-woman; Sara—wife, mother, vendor; and Alicia—mother, drink vendor.

Bolivia: Profiles of Cochabamba Women

  9 March 2007

Commemorating International Women's Day in Bolivia, Leny Olivera guest-posts on Blog from Bolivia to profile three Cochabamba women: Maura—mother, wife, cook, business-woman; Sara—wife, mother, vendor; and Alicia—mother, drink vendor.

Argentina: Inflation

  9 March 2007

Robert Wright heads down to his local supermarket and compares costs on basic foodstuffs from March 2002 to March 2007. Take a look for yourself and find out why neither he nor Felisa Miceli are smiling.

Hungary: Pecs

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the town of Pecs, which has been chosen to be one of the 2010 European Capitals of Culture: “In most other countries, this would be a source of minor pride; in Hungary, of course, the award has caused all manner of back-stabbing,...

Peru: Regional Politics and Transnational Markets

  9 March 2007

Penelope Anthias on “how the new political map of Latin America is influencing Peru’s integration into transnational markets and what this tells us about the opportunities and challenges facing developing countries when interacting in the global economy.”

Estonia: Music Radio

Here's what Estonian music radio does to Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa: “One thing that I have noticed since moving to Estonia is the preference of Estonian radio stations to play 1980s-era pop songs, or, more prevalently, 2000s-versions of 1980s pop songs. […] One second I'm a 27-year-old guy shopping...

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