Stories from 6 November 2007
Ukrainiana writes about the Crimean Tatars and the deepening land conflict in Crimea.
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about the attempts of “policing intellectual property laws online” currently being made in Ukraine.
In Ukraine, according to Ukrainian Musical Matters, “politics and rock music have become entwined.”
Taras Kuzio writes about a Canadian-Ukrainian historian Robert Magocsi: “Professor Magocsi pioneered the integration of Ukrainian history into the European mainstream by presenting history as an inclusive, territorial concept. As with British history that incorporates Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and others so Ukrainian history, Professor Magocsi believes, should focus primarily...
Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's breaks down and worries about the high inflation rate in Bolivia.
As general elections in Trinidad and Tobago return the ruling party to government, and a new third party fails to win a single seat in the House of Representatives, bloggers analyse the results and wonder what comes next.
Orange Ukraine writes about human trafficking out of Ukraine.
Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes about and publishes photographs of the Day of the Dead observances in Mexico City.
The city of Loja, Ecuador has begun the “Fiestas Novembrinas” festivities. Loja blog [ES] provides information on the schedule of events.
Pablo Hoffman of VampiroZ [ES] provides tips on how to configure and unlock the iPhone for ANCEL in Uruguay.
An update on Ukraine's murky politics from Foreign Notes: could it be that one of president Yushchenko's closest allies and one of his fiercest opponents are using an editor of a book on the Donetsk Mafia “to blacken Yuri Lutsenko and prevent him from gaining the powerful ‘sylovyk’ position of...
As the BBC's Matthew Collin posts an introduction to the latest story he's written on opposition protests in Georgia on his blog, This Is Tbilisi Calling, TOL Georgia takes a more irreverent look at the story so far.
Armenia, the online journal of an American-Armenian volunteering in the country, says that the harsh winter is still something that few vulnerable families become acclimatized to.
To be or not to be.. on 2007 being quite a year for “off-the-cuff” Hindi cinema.
IndieQuill on why peace and stability in Pakistan is important for India.
Cerno on being quite annoyed when asked “Are You Indian?”.
Nepali Notebook on the political situation in Nepal – “The principal pivot of the peace process – the fallacy of holding the monarchy responsible for Nepal’s problems – now lies in tatters.”
Maryam Majd has published several photos from a Taekwondo competition between Iranian and Korean women.Watch the photos here.
In the continuing saga of GALA TV, a regional TV station based in Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri, Unzipped reports that one of the station's cameramen has been beaten by tax inspectors. The officials were called in to scrutinize the station's books following its broadcast of a speech by...
Pars Arts has published an interview with Maryam Kashani,an Iranian-Japanese-American filmmaker.Her first documentary feature, Best in the West was released in 2006 and has been screening at festivals. The film tells the story of Kashani’s father and his Iranian friends who all ended up in San Francisco.
Dubai's new metro system is on target, reports Dubai-based blogger Seabee. The first service is expected to become operational by September 2009.