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23 October 2007

Stories from 23 October 2007

Slovenia: Media Business

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about recent developments in Slovenian media business.

Slovenia: Lipizzaner; MojVideo

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian horses in American movies – and about a Slovenian video-sharing website, MojVideo.

Europe: Roma Links

Lots of new content on TOL's Romantic, including a post on the official patron saint of Catholic Gypsies.

Poland: More on the Election

A few more links on the Polish election: the beatroot explains Kaczynski's defeat; Dr. Sean's Diary sums up the results and notes a “a complete slaughter of minor parties“; Edward...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss James Watson

James Watson, an American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, provoked international outrage when The Sunday Times quoted him on race issues on Oct. 14. The news of the controversy produced a certain...

Georgia: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling… Rawhide!

Kaukasus posts photographs of an annual cattle drive held in Tusheti.

Georgia: Frozen Conflict and the Opposition

Faced with the prospect of an opposition rally on 2 November in Tbilisi, Transitions Online's Steady State reports that the Russian media is speculating that Georgia will seek to “provoke...

Armenia: Opposition Activists Detained

The Armenia 2008 Election Monitor comments on media reports that opposition activists are being detained just days before Friday's rally during which the first president of Armenia, Levon Ter Petrosian,...

India: Book Review, The Indian Clerk

Jabberwock on David Leavitt's The Indian Clerk – “In essence this is a fictionalised account of the real-life collaboration between G H Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan in the years 1913-1919,...

Sri Lanka: Outsourcing and Exploitation

Sampath's Mindspace on the exploitation of outsourcing partners in countries like India and Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Women and Harassment

All Things Pakistan on the harassment and bullying women face at the workplace or in school.

India: Heroines and Cinema

Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.

Tunisia: Breaking Censorship

Tunisian blogger Sami ben Gharbia decides to beat the censors in their own game. He tells us how, in this post (Ar) I am translating from Arabic today.

Ghana: Solution for Accra traffic

If you think there is too much traffic in Accra, Emannuel Bensah has an idea: “Let's use the bicycle!”

African Bloggers Pay Tribute To Lucky Dube

"Do you ever worry about your house being broken into / Do you ever worry about your car being taken away from you in broad daylight down Highway 54 /...

Armenia: Iranian President Cuts Short Visit

Oneworld Multimedia reports that the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has cut short an official two-day visit to Armenia for “unspecified reasons.” However, his unexpected return to Tehran comes as the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Music in Politics

“If religion is the opiate of the masses then music must be the amphetamine”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Shivonne Du Barry examines the phenomenon of political parties using local...

Trinidad & Tobago: Too Much Traffic shares his thoughts on traffic in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamaica: Reading 100 Books

“Methinks I shall read 100 books,” declares Jamaican author Marlon James. Find out why.

Guyana: Local Food Prices

“Why is Guyana’s food so damn expensive for Guyanese?” asks The Guyana Groove.

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