18 January 2008

Stories from 18 January 2008

Iraq: Respect Women

  18 January 2008

Hala S, an Iraqi who lives in the UK, relates an incident which made the following thought ring true: “There will be no democracy and no freedom in the Middle East till men learn how to respect women and look at them as partners not inferiors”.

Ukraine: Crimean Politicians

  18 January 2008

Orange Ukraine writes on how Crimean politicians “are asking for testing of Ukrainian language to be conducted in Russian” – or else they wouldn't let the country's PM enter the peninsula.

Latvia: Review of “Defenders of Riga”

  18 January 2008

Latvian Abroad reviews Defenders of Riga, “a feel-good patriotic movie”: “And watching a war movie in which bombs were falling on the familiar streets on which I've walked thousands of time, just a few hundred meters from the movie theater… was so much more intense emotionally.”

Macedonia, Russia: Photos

  18 January 2008

Pictures from Macedonia, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novgorod (here and here) – from Flickr user quinn.anya (via Openly Feminist, a Bulgarian-language blog by Petya of Bighead).

Serbia, U.S.: Bobby Fischer

  18 January 2008

East Ethnia writes about the legacy of chess champion Bobby Fischer, who died today: “Maybe there will be an opportunity now to remember him for what he achieved, less so than for what he became.”

Sri Lanka: Terrorism and Fish

  18 January 2008

Lanka Rising on a rather unexpected positive outcome – “Due to terrorist threat to the Colombo harbor, the government declared the sea near the harbor as a banned zone for intruders including the fishermen”

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