22 October 2007

Stories from 22 October 2007

Russia: Beautiful Women

  22 October 2007

Natalia Antonova writes: “One of the most popular posts in the Russian blogosphere […] as of late was a simple “post pictures of women you consider beautiful” on some dude’s LiveJournal. The author later revealed that he was betting on a bottle of Hennessy – in order to determine whether...

Russia: Lev Yashin

  22 October 2007

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis marks Lev Yashin's birthday: “…Lev Ivanovich Yashin, goalkeeper of the Soviet football squad, the best football goalkeeper of the XX century, the only goalkeeper to become the European Footballer of the Year, Olympic champion, 1960 European champion, 5 times USSR championship winner, 3 times USSR...

Slovenia: Presidential Election

  22 October 2007

Quick links on Slovenia's presidential election: Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about what's wrong with the proposed electronic voting, explains why everyone should vote, and follows the results; Piran Cafe explains the basics and posts a photo of the three leading candidates; Dr. Filomena also calls everyone not to skip the...

Poland: Parliamentary Election

  22 October 2007

Quick links on Poland's snap parliamentary election: the beatroot writes on expat Polish voters, high turnout, exit poll results (plus some live-blogging and 58 reader comments), and the future of the Kaczynski duo; Our Man in Gdansk comments on the end of the election campaign, its winners and losers; Kinuk...

Armenia: Rally Against Poverty

  22 October 2007

Transitions Online's The Armenian Patchwork posts a photo story with accompanying text on a rally held in an outlying district of Yerevan to protest global poverty. The event was ironically held in an area known unofficially in Armenia as Bangladesh.

Armenia: Media Concerns

  22 October 2007

As the presidential election due to be held early next year draws closer, the Armenian Election Monitor examines press reports that not only are media associations and journalists raising concerns about limited access to the broadcast media, but also that one regional TV station already alleges attempts at censorship. The...

Untitled 2

  22 October 2007

The Malaysian says former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar may face charges if he fails to reveal the whistle blower who secretly recorded a video that features lawyer brokering a deal to appoint senior judges.

Georgia: Disco for Peace

  22 October 2007

With a few “frozen conflicts” unresolved and on the international agenda in the South Caucasus, it seems like everybody wants to get in on the act. In an attempt to promote peace in the breakaway region of South Ossetia, for example, Transitions Online's Steady State reports that the Georgian government...

Burkina Faso: Kids Camp video

  22 October 2007

A video of Kids Camp in Burkina Faso: “Here is a short 4 minute video with clips of the Kids Camp run in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso in August. It was run jointly by the churches of Gorom-Gorom, and by Glenwood Church.”

Azerbaijan: Prepared for War?

  22 October 2007

Azad Soz posts the full text of an analysis by the Harvard International Review on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over the breakaway and self-declared Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. Drawing on the results of a Gallup survey, the report concludes that with a peace settlement still elusive, Azerbaijan is better prepared and...

Azerbaijan: Whirling Dervishes in Baku

  22 October 2007

Leigh’s new adventure in Azerbaijan says that when trying to purchase tickets to see the Whirling Dervishes perform in Baku, the government had gotten there first to purchase all the tickets. The blogger asks if such a move is ethical.

Africa: Militarization of Africa by USA

  22 October 2007

Alex analyzes the push by the US to re-militarize Africa: “Now in the age of a supposed ‘war on terror’ the US is propogating the re-militarization on Africa. Back in January I wrote about the birth of the African Command and past US/ CIA ventures in Africa.”

Liberia: New York University hosts a Liberia event

  22 October 2007

Liberia Ledger reports: “The NYU Master's Program in Global Public Health presents: The New National Health Plan & Policy in Liberia: Opportunities and Challenges in the Reconstruction of a Post-Conflict State featuring Minister Tornorlah Varpilah, Liberian Deputy Minister of Health for Planning, Research, and Human Resource Development.”

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