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6 April 2007

Stories from 6 April 2007

Hong Kong: Save RTHK

The evaluation committee on public broadcast recently suggested to form a new Public Broadcast Service body in Hong Kong rather than reforming the present Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Lee...

The UK-Iran Maritime Crisis Comes To an End

On Wednesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered the release of 15 detained British sailors in a gesture meant to “show the Islamic affection of the Iranian people.” During a news conference,...

Africa: exploiting Africa's beauty and pain

waxspell considers movies such as Hotel Rwanda and The Last King of Scotland a form of exploitation: It is a dismay to see how these money hungry opportunists take advantage...

Holy Week in Guatemala: Antichrist Not Welcome

Guatemala, as a former Spanish colony, has a heritage that includes not only Catholicism, but also the many Spanish traditions involved with it, including its most sacred expressions and traditions...

The adventures of Phatry Derek Pan in Cambodia

Now settling in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, without close relatives to accompany him, where unlike his Seattle home there is no local McDonald’s, Phatry Derek Pan adapts to a...

DRC: Local Elections Pushed Back to 2008

UDPS Liège is disappointed [Fr] that local elections in the DRC have been postponed to 2008. The blog regrets that they did not take place before presidential ones as was...

Israel: Animal Domestic Abuse

Stefanella's Drive Thru shows us strange footage of animal kingdom domestic violence at an Israeli zoo.

Syria: Parlimentary Elections

Syrian blogger Tajreed talks about the changes in people with the upcoming parliamentary elections: “And last thing I want to talk about are the prospects of change I notice that...

Palestine: Internet Marriages

Rebellious Arab Girl deals with the frustration of her mother wanting to find her a husband….on the internet.

Morocco: Mistaken Identity

PeaceCorp blogger 32n5w describes being mistaken for a Somali in Morocco.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sevdah Music Re-Connects

Mirza Basic of London Sevdah finds a long-lost classmate – and “first love” – thanks to his London Sevdah music project.

Czech Republic: Protest Against Missiles

Swobodin v Brne writes about and posts pictures from the Czech the rallies against the U.S. missile base.

Poland: A Roundup

Some of the subjects recently covered by the beatroot: Aleksander Kwasniewski‘s back (34 comments; Traveling Life has a post on the tape scandal involving Poland's ex-president); Poland's “Bono-like behaviour” (24...

Lithuania: Beggar Woman

Wu Wei writes about a famously eccentric Vilnius beggar woman.

DRC: March in Manchester Against Kabila

Le Rénouveau Congolais posts [Fr] pictures of a diaspora march that took place in Manchester, U.K. March 28 against recently elected DRC president Joseph Kabila.

Belarus: Freedom Underwear

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about freedom underwear.

Albania: Old Buildings

Our Man in Tirana and his readers discuss the old, miserably-looking old buildings in Albania's capital.

Russia: Anna Politkovskaya's Diaries

The Economist's Edward Lucas reviews the recently published diaries of Anna Politkovskaya: “Ms Politkovskaya's biggest struggle was with indifference, not censorship.”

Bulgaria, Libya: Celebrities for Tripoli Six

Bianca Jagger and George Michael “join a list of celebrities moved by the double tragedy: the children infected with HIV, and [Bulgarian and Palestinian] health professionals unfairly imprisoned and sentenced...

Ukraine: Polissya Travel

MoldovAnn shares stories from her work-related small-town and rural travel in Ukraine's Ivankivsky and Polissky districts: “We saw storks everywhere. Their huge nests sit on top of electricity posts, water...

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