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28 August 2007

Stories from 28 August 2007

Czech Republic, Germany: Gastarbeiter

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about labor migrations into and out of the Czech Republic.

Czech Rebublic: Election Campaign Spending

Dr. Sean's Diary writes on the Czech election campaign spending bill.

Romania: Esquire

The Romanian edition of Esquire is to be launched next week. Owlspotting writes: “Esquire will be a novelty on the Romanian magazine market, and the first outlet to promote long-form...

Russia: The Strugatsky Brothers

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the famous Soviet science fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers: “For some reason, I was sure until recently that these books are so good...

Russia: Novaya Gazeta in English

Robert Amsterdam and Sean's Russia Blog link to Novaya Gazeta's recently launched English-language site featuring translations of some of their investigative stories. Sean wrote in a reply to a reader:...

Russia, Ukraine: Crimea Brawl

Foreign Notes writes about the recent diplomatic scandal caused by remarks on the Crimea by an adviser of the Russian embassy in Ukraine.

Rwanda: Reporting the plight of Gorillas in Rwanda

Dr. Lucy Spelman blogs about the plight of Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda: “I'd just started out on a hike near Visoke with friends when I got a call from Elisabeth...

Kuwait: Crazy Week for Bloggers

Kuwaiti bloggers had a crazy week, which started with an earthquake, or rather a small tremor, early on Saturday morning. The next day a blogger was arrested for a comment...

D.R. of Congo: BBC Diary: Protecting Mountain Gorillas

Two Congo Rangers are keeping a weekly journal at the BBC website: “This is fantastic exposure for the Gorilla Protection blog. It includes a summary of the weekly activities of...

Iran:Popular Programs in TV

Farnam Bidgoli in Parsarts introduces some popular programs in Iranian TV and explains us the reasons of their success.We can see some video clips too.

D.R. of Congo: The War on Charcoal

The War on Charcoal at Virunga National Park: “For the last month we have been on patrols daily to crack down on those who are making charcoal in the Southern...

Iran:A blogger was beaten up by mafia

Mojeh Sevom ,blogger and journalist,says[Fa] that Javid Asadzadeh an active blogger in Urmia in Azerbaijan province, was beaten up and got injured by local mafia.This blogger has written several times...

South Africa: The biggest online publishers in South Africa

Who are leading in the online publishing industry in South Africa?: “There are spreadsheets that show monthly figures for unique browsers locally and internationally organised by publisher or by site.”

Tanzania: Mobile Veterinary Unit

When Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit reached Tanzania: “We have been vaccinating domestic dogs along the escarpment (wildlife reserve boundary) and today we are happy to announce that we now reached...

Africa: The 4th Carnival of African Enterprising

Nubian Cheetah is hosting the 4th Carnival of African Enterprising: “So what is a blog carnival anyway? Bloggers submit their best articles to that months host via the Blog Carnival...

Africa: Crowd Sourcing the mapping of Africa

White African writes about Tracks4Africa: “Tracks4Africa is an organization based out of South Africa that has integrated their services into Google Earth. Their goal is to focus on the rural...

Iran:James Joyce filtered

Freekeyboard informs us that we can not anymore search James Joyce[Fa] in Google or Yahoo in Iran,because this great writer is filtered.The blogger says it is very stupid filtering.He adds...

India: Fan Clubs and Tamil Cinema

The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema discusses the dynamics and sociology of fan clubs.

Afghanistan: Replacing a minister

From Afghanistan, Sanjar reports that he and his colleagues have launched a petition demanding the removal of the current Minister for Information and Culture. Rumours have it that a successor...

Armenia: Election update

Onnik Krikorian posts the latest developments in the run-up to next year's presidential elections in Armenia. This week's news include the growing rumours that a successful ex-politician might enter the...

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