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20 April 2007

Stories from 20 April 2007

Chilean Love Poetry Online

Love is one of the universal languages. One of the Chilean poets who wrote poems about love was Pablo Neruda. Not only do Chilean bloggers have Neruda’s romantic prose in...

India: They way we write about India

The Indian Economy Blog points to lopsided opinions in a newspaper. “The tale of India’s billionaires, Sahota writes in conclusion, is also the story of her suicides, as if one...

Sri Lanka: Travel and Economics

The Truth Around Us on the politics and economics of travel and vehicles. “So why doesn’t the government at least reduce the tax on vans to benefit the common person....

Bulgaria: Sofia's Public Transportation

Tsvetana of Sofia's Hidden Beauty writes about the Bulgarian capital's public transportation and subway construction.

India and Bollywood Buzz

This week Bollywood was the dominant topic of conversation among bloggers. Bollywood dominated for a couple of reasons.  The first one is the wedding of the year or the decade or...

Russia: “Protesting the Protesters”

Scraps of Moscow links to a few anti-opposition pieces and observes: “Of course this is not a real, capable, popular opposition. Of course Putin is supported by the majority of...

Pakistan: ISPs

Tee Emm on Pakistan has a post on the ISPs doing business. “The News is saying that at least two groups, one of which is from UAE, wants to take...

Ukraine: Abandoned Village Near Chernobyl

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an abandoned Ukrainian village near Chernobyl.

Iran:Most arrested students are released

According to Eteraz [Fa]most arrested students in Babol University in the northern part of country are out of jail.Sabagh,a student activist who had been kidnapped a few days ago, is...

Ukraine: More on Suzanna Stanik

Foreign Notes has more on the corruption scandal involving Judge Suzanna Stanik.

Moldova: Village of Tarnova

Scraps of Moscow links to the “outstanding” website of the Moldovan village of Tarnova.

Bangladesh: Remembering Madhabi

Morris the pen revisits Madhabi. “Remember Madhabi Majhi? She was the girl who was allegedly thrown from a balcony in Dhanmondi last year and narrowly escaped with her life. Her...

Russia: “Extremists”

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the people viewed as “extremists” by the current regime.

Russia: Unreadable News

Copydude discovers a site featuring “unreadable” Russia news: “Make no mistake, this is break-the-mould journalism. All Russia News is so unreadable it is not only machine translated, it is written...

Greece: The Roma

Romania International Media Watch links to a blog on discrimination of the Roma population of Greece – The Roma Series, by Devious Diva: “Unfortunately, there is seems to be very...

Albania: Cooperation With Iran?

TOL's Balkanizer writes about Albania's alleged economic cooperation with Iran; one Albanian reader disagrees and asks for the entry to be re-written.

Serbia: Independent Media Under Threat

TOL's Balkanizer writes about “a scary day to be a journalist in Serbia.”

Slovenia: Politics and the EU Presidency

“… Slovenia takes over the rotating presidency of the EU in January 2008. Besides the panic that this generates in the large part of the governing structures and public administration,...

Russia: Gorbachev on Dissenters’ Marches

Near|Abroad comments on Mikhail Gorbachev's negative reaction to the recent Dissenters’ Marches: “The grandfather of Glasnost should probably stick to what he does best at this age, photo-ops.”

Moldova, Russia: A Settlement for Transdniestria?

The Economist's Edward Lucas posts his article on peace in Transdniestria; Public Policy Watch and Kosmopolit comment on the situation: “All in all, a very ‘Russian’ settlement plan…”

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