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16 November 2007

Stories from 16 November 2007

Hiring: Global Voices seeks an Executive Director

The new board of directors of Global Voices met this week and decided it was time for an exciting step: hiring an executive director for Global Voices. Believe it or...

Estonia: “In the Soviet Times”

Itching for Eestimaa shares a few “in the Soviet times” stories, Estonian and otherwise.

The BOBs: And the winners are…

You've waited with bated breath. You've sat by your computer. Perhaps you've even flown to Berlin…that's right, Berlin, where the awards ceremony for The BOBs (Best of Blogs), a competition...

Estonia: The Swedes

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian Swedes: “…I came to the conclusion that Estonian Swedes do have a certain unspoken minority status in Estonia: they are marginal. No one writes...

Estonia: The Language

Itching for Eestimaa writes about regional peculiarities of the Estonian language.

Latvia: The ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia has more on Latvia's recent “polite little revolution” – ‘the Umbrella Revolution”: here and here.

Latvia: The ‘Subdued Revolution’

Very belatedly, three links to All About Latvia‘s posts featuring Aleks’ thoughts about the recent ‘Subdued Revolution’ in Riga – here, here, and here.

Pakistan: Media and the UAE

Pakistan Politics on Musharraf's influence getting to the UAE – resulting in the Pakistani news channel Geo TV being shut in the UAE as well.

India: Democracy and Pakistan

Atanu Dey takes a rather harsh look at the future of Pakistan.

Nepal: Nude Children and Television

Legal News From Nepal on the ways that child rights can be denied – including children being shown in the nude on television.

Pakistan: Who is Protesting?

All Things Pakistan on the protests in Pakistan, who the participants are and what the situation is really about.

Sri Lanka: Country, Lineage and Identity

London, Lanka and Drums on the question of identity – given that the author has Sri Lankan parents but was brought up in the UK.

Russia: Muslim Neighborhoods in Moscow

Window on Eurasia writes about Moscow's Muslim “enclaves.”

Russia: Political Cartoons

Robert Amsterdam re-posts Russian political cartoons – here and here.

Russia: Pepsi/Coca Cola in the USSR

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the complex – and sometimes scary – relationship between Pepsi Cola, Coca Cola, the Soviet and U.S. leaders, as well as the ordinary...

Russia, Ukraine: Kerch Strait Disaster Podcasts

Yegor Timofeyev of Greenpeace Russia is podcasting (RUS) from the scene of the ecological catastrophe in the Kerch Strait over at PODstantsiya, a podcasting project of the Moscow-based Foundation for...

Brazil: Internet Governance Forum, the final balance

“The most significant development of the Rio IGF meeting was the dawning acknowledgement, particularly evident during the session on Taking Stock and the Way Foward, that the conference format of...

Cape Verde: Learn English while helping to reduce famine

Obikuelu Pedra comments [pt] on the Free Rice website, a game to help people to improve their English vocabulary at the same time that they help to minimize hunger in...

Thailand: Jotman Wins

Thailand based blogger Jotman has won the “Reporters Without Borders Award” in Deutsche Welle's Best of the Blogs (BOBs) competition.

Dominica: CSME

“The deep complexes Caribbean people still have cannot be buried under Caribbean unity,” says Caribbean Man, as he encounters limitations with the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.

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