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12 November 2007

Stories from 12 November 2007

Access Denied Map: Mapping Web 2.0 Censorship

In order to shed light on the battle being waged between state censorship and anti-censorship groups, I’ve created the Access Denied Map, an interactive Google Maps mashup that provides information...

Russia: “How Fascists and Racists ‘Get’ Web2.0″

Evgeny Morozov writes about “the ugly face of cyberactivism in Russia,” using one of the top-ranking posts in the Russian blogosphere “to highlight how much user-generated racism is out there.”

Ukraine, Russia: Ecological Disaster in Kerch Strait

Ukrainiana writes about the ecological disaster in Kerch Strait.

Albania: Religions

Living in Shkoder, Albania writes about the country's three major religions: “Although there is no recent survey to show the statistics, it is believed that it is approximately 70% Islam,...

Ukraine: The Telnyuk Sisters

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about the Telnyuk Sisters – aka “dissidents of show-business” and “banished princesses” of the Ukrainian music scene.

Ukraine: 2007 Art Kyiv

Olechko reviews the 2007 Art Kyiv fair and points out that there are better ways for Ukrainian artists to make it to the Venice Biennale than by producing numerous Venice...

Ukraine: Ruined History

Olechko writes about and posts photos of Olyka and Klevan: “Two rival towns going back in sixteen hundreds now are ruins with a palace/castle and a cathedral each. One castle...

Ukraine: More Reactions on Georgia

Foreign Notes writes about the Ukrainian politicians’ and journalists’ reactions to the events in Georgia – here and here.

Ukraine: On the Road to Coalition

Foreign Notes writes about “alliances of convenience,” “subsequent betrayals” and the “behind-the-scenes deals” that are – for better or for worse – paving the road for “a workable coalition in...

Russia: Books on “The New Cold War”

The Economist‘s Edward Lucas seeks help in promoting his new book, due to be published in February 2008 – The New Cold War: How the Kremlin Menaces Russia and the...

Slovakia: Dubček's Legacy

Dr. Sean's Diary discusses about ways of looking at Alexander Dubček's legacy: “Possibly, we should think back beyond the humanism and apple pie to remember the more authoritarian impulses during...

Azerbaijan: Islam and Iran

Paul Goble's Window on Eurasia looks at the reported rise of radical Islam in Azerbaijan as well as the geopolitical and regional implications of relations between Iran and Azerbaijan.

Slovenia: Law on Funding of Municipalities

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the political meaning of the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court “on motion of the City of Ljubljana (supported by three other municipalities) to repeal...

Slovenia: Danilo Türk's Victory

Center-left opposition party candidate Danilo Türk won nearly 70 percent of the vote in Slovenia's presidential election Sunday. Sleeping With Pengovsky notes that “smear campaigns do not work in Slovenia”...

Brazil: Fireworks over narcobattalion case

Colin Brayton translated the colorful details of a piece of news on the latest developments of the case of police troopers charged with drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro. Disappointed...

Azerbaijan: Pollution & Religious Freedom

Leigh's new adventures in Azerbaijan posts links to two articles on pollution and religious freedom in the country. In the first, the blog says that the article explains why infant...

Armenia: Rehumanizing the “Enemy”

Blogian quotes from a Turkish newspaper calling for the “‘rehumanization’ of Armenians by Turks and vice verse.” In particular, the Armenian blogger recounts how his Great Grandmother was saved during...

Georgia: Internet Coverage

Although not a blog, The Georgian Times has published an article on the role the Internet played in covering last week's disturbances in Tbilisi, Georgia. In particular, along with mention...

Swaziland: Mathematics and patients

Ryan shares his observations about numbers and patients in Swaziland: “Mthobisi’s fleece sweatshirt had the number ‘14’ on it. I remember this value because it matched Mthobisi’s CD4 count on...

Mozambique: The young rapper and the power of words

Moçambique para todos [pt] publishes video and lyrics from thought provoking rapper Azagaia, from Mozambique, who “is back to the scene and releases tomorrow his latest piece of work. Check...

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