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 pay increases.”
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.
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.
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 and activists are using web 2.0 tools to bring attention to issues ranging from deforestation, conservation and global warming, and...
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 “martyrdom seekers”. Article's title was “they go to be killed in order to kill”.You can see the cover of the...
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 to attend to school. “I'm not even talking about the quality of education. I am just talking about access to...
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.
Morocco: The Big Cities
Morocco is well-known for lots of things: mint tea, couscous, a film mostly unrelated to the country...And of course, its big cities, several of which were the topic of posts in the blogoma this week, writes Jillian York, who takes us to Fez, Tangier, Marrakesh and Meknes.