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16 October 2007

Stories from 16 October 2007

Ukraine: Is Victimhood Profitable?

MoldovAnn takes a critical look at programs for “the so-called ‘children of Chornobyl'” and other Chernobyl-related aid efforts: “I do believe aid organizations want to help people have better lives....

Ukraine: Charitable Tennis Tournament

Scenes From the Sidewalk posts info on how to register for the charitable tennis tournament to be held in Kyiv Oct. 27-28.

Ukraine: Leninesque Bandera Monument

Foreign Notes reports: “Last weekend a statue of Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera was unveiled in Lviv. Rather embarrassingly, some observers say the statue resembles those of Lenin, erected in...

Ukraine: Coalition-Building

“A week is a long time in politics,” according to one “former British PM” and LEvko of Foreign Notes, who is considering the future of the “democratic” coalition in Ukraine.

Afghanistan:Video films from war front

Vaughan Smith has published several video films about war in Afghanistan in From the Frontline.

Russia: Sokolov vs Kissing Policemen

Siberian Light reports on the Kissing Policemen and Russia's “prudish Culture Minister Alexander Sokolov.”

Iran:Zoo in Photos

Nika has published several photos of a Zoo in Tehran.The blogger regrets that these animals are kept in small cages.

Russia: Racism

MoscowThroughBrownEyes writes about the`a “fear of a black Russia.”

Iran:Mehrnoush Solouki in trouble

According [Fr]to freeSolouki, French-Iranian film director,Mehrnoush Solouki, is accused of making propaganda against Iranian government.Solouki came to Iran after receiving permission to make a documentary.She was arrested without being accused...

Russia: Birch Bark Letters To Be Translated

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis reports that the online collection of ancient Russian birch bark letters will be translated into English.

India: Football Stories

Pickled Politics on football in India, traditional rivalries between clubs and the current state of the sport.

Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 3)

The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the last of a three-part series. Today's tour...

Algeria: Language Learning Site

Algerian blogger Lameen Souag introduces us to a new language learning site.

Pakistan: Showtime in India

Stand up comedy and music talent shows in India have had some Pakistani participants and they've met with great success. All Things Pakistan on the trend, with some interesting insights...

Pakistan: No Dating

The Pakistani Spectator doesn't approve of the dating scene in Pakistan.

Nepal: Politics of Music Videos

A fascinating insight into the workings of the Music Video industry in Nepal at the Wagle Street Journal.

Hong Kong: Feng Shui Masters Rap

Kevin Li posts two music videos of rap about feng shui and two feng shui masters, Mak Ling Ling and So Man Fung (zh). Feng shui is a discipline with...

Jordan: Women's Quota

Jordanian blogger Khalaf discusses the women's quota in the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections.

Israel: OneVoice Israel Summit Postponed

Israeli blogger Daniel Lubetzky announced on his blog that the OneVoice Israel summit has been postponed. For more news click here.

Colombia: Uribe vs. Supreme Court

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe is facing an investigation by the country's Supreme Court following accusations that he ordered the killing of a paramilitary warlord sparking a controversy between the head...

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