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3 December 2007

Stories from 3 December 2007

Croatia: Zagreb Photos

David Sasaki walks around Zagreb, taking pictures.

Romania: Documentary on Radio Free Europe

Transatlantic Politics writes about a Romanian documentary “about what Radio Free Europe meant for the listeners in the Communist block, especially Romanians”: “It was the only trustworthy medium in a...

Russia: Interview With English Russia Creator

Siberian Light writes about an interview with the creator of the English Russia blog.

Ukraine: Airbus for the President

Foreign Notes writes about Victor Yushchenko's plans to acquire “a brand-new Airbus A319 presidential airplane priced $40-$60 million, even though only about half that sum had been ear-marked for upgrading...

Russia: Ludmila Alekseeva, Parts 2 and 3

Robert Amsterdam posts part 2 and part 3 of the video interview with human rights activist Ludmila Alekseeva.

Russia: Illarionov; Q&A With the New York Times

La Russophobe posts translation of an article by Andrei Illarionov, former economic policy advisor to Vladimir Putin, in which he writes: “A year and a half ago, it was a...

Russia: More on the Duma Election

The previous Global Voices post on the general elections in Russia was a translation of Russian bloggers' views; the post below deals with what some of the English-language Russia bloggers...

Georgia: Exit Polls

Social Science in the Caucasus examines the possible role of exit polls in the coming presidential election in Georgia and concludes that they are no substitute for a properly conducted...

Georgia: Patarkatsishvili Speaks Out

TOL Georgia writes that businessman and outspoken critic of the Georgian government, Badri Patarkatsishvili, has warned of two possible scenarios that might play out in an attempt to discredit him.

India: On being offended

A seemingly innocuous song seems to have raised trouble for the filmmakers. IndieQuill on the “offensive” lyrics.

India: Gender and Voice

genderbenders on argument, gender and the idea of a voice.

Nepal: On blogging, dialogue and politics

Blogdai on why blogs from Nepal make a difference to the current political discussion.

Bangladesh: Genocide and Media

Mash on the suppression of media reports on the genocide in Bangladesh in 1971, and with links to the archives in various newspapers with articles on the same.

Bangladesh: Famine and Fertilizer

With the threat of a potential famine in Bangladesh, Addafication explains how the problem could be prevented – through cheap fertilizers.

Chogm Appraisal: The Round-Up from Ugandan Blogosphere

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) took place recently in Kampala. Here is the round-up of interesting conversations and reactions in the Ugandan blogosphere about the meeting.

The hazards of journalism in West Africa

In a country whose name means “the land of upright people,” accounts of corruption will always find their way into Burkina Faso’s media. In this country with proud history of...

China: Report from Hong Kong on sweatshop

After long effort, the Hong Kong-based student organization SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior大学师生监察无良企业行动) published a report on Dell Computer and its suppliers’ misconducts related to labor rights in...

Peru: Lima Book Fair

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] visited the 28th Annual Book Fair in the Miraflores neighborhood of Lima.

Peru: Sexual Orientation Discrmination

The Peruvian Congress is debating whether to ratify the Ibero-American Agreement on the Rights of Young People, which would include the topic of sexual orientation. El Blog de Morsa [es]...

Peru: Paying No Attention to Rules and Regulations

Susana Frisanch of Gran Combo Club [es] is baffled by some Peruvians, who discount rules and regulations and cites a few recent examples.

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