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23 November 2007

Stories from 23 November 2007

Slovenia: Postojna Cave

  23 November 2007

The Glory of Carniola posts a link to a 1970s “guided recording through Slovenia’s famous Postojna Cave complete with eerie background music and an unintentionally humorous pronunciation of ‘stalagmites’.”

Former Yugoslavia: Vladimir Arsenijevic's Piece

  23 November 2007

The Glory of Carniola discusses an article by a Serbian writer, which begins this way: “For all ex-Yugoslavs, but particularly for the Serbs, the Kosovo Albanians used to be simply ‘our negroes.’ Nowadays, however, they are cast as Serbia's arch-enemies […].”

Slovenia: “The Lord of Bluff”?

  23 November 2007

Dr. Filomena writes on how Slovenia's prime minister “stopped the down-with-the-government campaign before it could begin.” Sleeping with Pengovsky has more on the government's maneuvering – here, here and here.

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Bahrain: Losing its identity?

  23 November 2007

This week in Bahrain we have opinions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit, a blogger's dilemma about whether to have a female friend, another getting stuck between his wife-to-be and her family, a call for more Islamic bloggers, and a fear that Bahrain won't stay Bahraini for much longer...

Brazil: Police demoralization

  23 November 2007

PE Body Count [pt] reports on a case that reflects the lack of security in Pernambuco-Brazil. The official car of the Secretary of Social Defense, Servilho Paiva, was stolen. The vehicle was found this morning, but guns belonging to two security guards were stolen. “This seems to be more of...

Brazil: Bloggers are debate starters

  23 November 2007

MLOG [pt] reflects on a piece of news reporting that nearly a third of the debates on the Brazilian internet are started by the blogosphere. “Besides generating arguments, bloggers interfere in consumer's decisions when they quote brands or reveal consumption desire”.

India: Take Back The Tech

  23 November 2007

Conversations with Dina writes about Take Back The Tech. “This is a collaborative campaign by ICT users, advocates, collectives and organisations that take issue with the prevalence of Violence Against Women in our diverse realities.”

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