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28 January 2008

Stories from 28 January 2008

Macedonia: Nikola Gruevski

A Fistful of Euros writes about “the Balkans’ most popular head of government” – Nikola Gruevski of Macedonia.

Israel: Relations with the Germans and Poles

Imshin, from Israel, discusses the relationship between Israelis and Germans and Poles in this post.

Poland, Ukraine: Border Crisis

Leopolis writes about the crisis at Poland's eastern border: “Traffic has come to a standstill on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Polish customs officers are on strike for the sixth day, demanding...

Russia: “Top 5 Russia Blogs”

Siberian Light highlights “the most influential, the most interesting and sometimes the most controversial Russia blogs out there” – “in no particular order.”

Israel: First Anniversary

Rahel, from Israel, brings us the touching tale of a cat which was rescued in this post.

Israel: Read At Your Own Risk

Shira, from Israel, posts a picture of a Bible with a warning.

Yemen: Historical Monuments

From Yemen, Omar Barsawad introduces us to two historical monuments from his country.

Russia: Cost of Living

Sean's Russia Blog writes about different people's ideas of what the cost of living in Moscow is.

Russia: Kasyanov and Invalid Signatures

Mark MacKinnon writes about Mikhail Kasyanov's failed attempt to run for president and provides “an incomplete list of the invalid signatures phenomenon in post-Soviet elections.”

Ukraine: More on Lutsenko vs Chernovetsky

Ukrainiana writes about what looks like an escalation of the conflict between Ukraine's interior minister and Kyiv's mayor.

Ukraine: Charity

MoldovAnn writes about charity work done by missionaries and volunteers in Kyiv.

Russia: Vladimir Vysotsky

Leopolis posts a YouTube video of Vladimir Vysotsky and links to his songs’ translations.

Ukraine: NATO

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's parliamentary mess caused by NATO's Membership Action Plan.

Armenia: On The Campaign Trail

In another post on my Armenia Election Monitor 2008 there is coverage and photographs of the campaign of another presidential candidate, Vahan Hovannisian, ahead of next month's vote.

Armenia: Army Day

January 28 is a national holiday in Armenia and marks the foundation of the Armenian Army. Nazarian posts his thanks for the creation of the country's post-independence non-Soviet army.

Using Web2.0 tools for Environmental Activism

To borrow a leaf from the Global voices Sub Saharan Editor's post on cyber-activism in the aftermath of the elections in Kenya; we take a look at how environmental bloggers...

Afghanisatn:AfghanPress, a new digital media

Afghan Press is a new media about Afghanistan.Afghan Press is about digital media, documentaries, podcasts, online TV, journalism, women blogging, youth empowerment via the internet and beyond.

Iran:”Women Magazine” was banned

Razeno informs [Fa] us that “Women Magazine” after being published for 16 years,was banned by Iranian government today,on 28th of January.The blogger says that this magazine published an article about...

Mozambique: Back to school, only for some

Júlio Mutisse [pt] comments on the beginning of the school year in Mozambique today and the problems that education faces in the country, where many children have not found places...

Lebanon: Demonstrations, Deaths and Specter of Civil War

Here is a random selection of bloggers’ reflections on yesterday’s incidents which started as demonstrations against electricity shortages and against hikes in prices but ended in riots, shootings and deaths.

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