20 January 2008

Stories from 20 January 2008

Iraq: Another New Flag?

  20 January 2008

A proposal by the Iraqi Parliament to change the flag has started a heated debate among Iraqi bloggers this week. And there is more.. hear news from the front line of the Iraqi resistance, remembering the 1991 war, what happened when the army tried to demolish a bridge in Mosul and the low down on Iraqi satellite TV.

Armenia: Presidential Election Monitor

  20 January 2008

My Armenia Election Monitor 2008 blog is now fully up and running and in cooperation with GV Author The Armenian Observer, it is anticipated that a weekly round up of discussion and debate in the Armenian, Russian and English language blogospheres will be made available through Global Voices Online. The...

Armenia: Pay-Per-Sachet

  20 January 2008

Kyle’s Journey in Armenia reports that Peace Corps Volunteers and other expat workers in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, are delighted by the opening of the country's first ever Kenty Fried Chicken franchise. However, the blogger remarks, not everybody is happy that ketchup is sold by the sachet.

Brazil: How the media caused a yellow fever panic

  20 January 2008

Luiz Carlos Azenha [pt] shows how the same media that promoted panic in Brazil recommending mass vaccination against yellow fever is now eager to blame the government. “Look at this cheeky maneuver by [newspaper] Estadão, where there is not a single line discussing the role of the media in spreading...

East Timor: The silence of the media

  20 January 2008

Malai Azul [pt] tries to understand the silence of the media when it comes to East Timor's issues. “I am talking about Lusa Agency's work, or the lack of work, in East Timor. About their systematic silencing about what is going on in East Timor, in almost every level. About...

Guine: Football, carnival and politics

  20 January 2008

Jorge Rosmaninho [pt] describes the carnival atmosphere that has invaded the streets in Conakry, Guinea, because of the Cup of African Nations, which started today. Football is the order of the day. “These days, football makes us forget that there is a dispute between the President and the Prime Minister...

Brazil: No right to information

  20 January 2008

“Where is the transparency?”, asks PE Body Count [pt] on learning that the Secretary of Social Defense in Pernambuco, Brazil has decided to stop providing information on violence and crime rates to the press. “The attitude, in the most naive approach, may raise suspicion that there manipulation of the homicide...

Azerbaijan: The Day the Soviet Union Died

  20 January 2008

Window on Eurasia remembers the events and circumstances surrounding Black Friday, 20 January 1990, when Soviet troops went on the rampage in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. The blog says the event marked the end of the former Soviet Union.

Turkey: Dink on LGBT Issues

  20 January 2008

On the first anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink in Istanbul, Turkey, Unzipped: Gay Armenia remembers the slain newspaper editor and journalist speaking on Turkey-Armenia relations as well as family and gay issues.

Turkey: Remembering Hrant Dink

  20 January 2008

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the murder of ethnic Armenian newspaper editor and journalist Hrant Dink in Istanbul, Turkey. Dink was shot outside the office of the Agos newspaper on 19 January 2007. A prolific advocate for civil, human and minority rights in Turkey, Dink was killed by 17-year-old Ogun Samast.

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