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7 February 2008

Stories from 7 February 2008

Serbia: More Views on Boris Tadic's Re-Election

Democracy has passed one more very difficult exam in Serbia, eight years since the end of Slobodan Milosevic's regime: the incumbent president Boris Tadic got re-elected on Feb. 3, with...

Mexico: Chinese Community Celebrates New Year

Cuadernos de Silicio [es] describes the events surrounding preparations for the Chinese New Year in Mexico City, and that 2008 corresponds to “the Year of the Rat,” a year that...

Albania: No Power; (No) Smoking

Stepping Stones writes on the Albanian way of coping with power shortages – and on the non-enforcement of the no-smoking law.

Albania: Gambling; Religion

Living in Shkoder writes about gambling in Albania – and posts three “Reflections on Religion” pictures.

Bulgaria: TV Game; Feminist Blog

Petya of bighead writes about helping her boss out in the Bulgarian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and running a feminist blog in Bulgarian.

Estonia: Institute of Memory

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian history and the establishment of the Institute of Memory, “which despite its interesting name, serves an honorable purpose — to look into the human...

Estonia: Laine Jänes

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's current culture minister and, quite possibly, the future prime minister.

Latvia: “The Idiot's Day”

All About Latvia writes about “a criminal investigation over the allegations of distributing child pornography by the Latvian National Opera” – and about a fine imposed on a Latvian supermarket...

Iran: Shutting Down “Zanan”

Razeno says several leading western journals published articles about “silencing Zanan (means women) Magazine”. The blogger has given links to New York Times and Boston Globe.Zanan was a leading magazine...

Burkina Faso: New schools, village feminism and the shame of all birds

Blogger Keith from Under the Acacias immediately got to work on one of his new projects for 2008 of planning to build a Christian primary school in Gorom-Gorom. The project...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Supercat

Boy, does West Indies Cricket Blog have a book for you!

Guyana: R.I.P. Bernard

Signifyin’ Guyana laments the passing of writer Deryck Bernard.

Dominica: Small Tremor

Steve's Dominica felt “another little earth tremor…5.0, 80 miles east of us, 21 miles down.”

Cuba: Students Ask Questions

“Why are Cubans barred from freely using the Internet? Why are those few who are lucky enough to get access to the Internet then banned from using Yahoo?” Child of...

Bermuda: Public Access

“The Ombudsman has published her annual report, describing cases of…incompetence affecting virtually every branch of the Bermuda Government. And guess what: the world did not end.” Vexed Bermoothes is in...

Iran:A documentary about Tehran

In You Tube, we can find a trailer of “Tehran: Another Side”, a documentary produced & directed by Sam Ali Kashani. The film explores the streets of Tehran, exposing a...

Sri Lanka: A big dose of politics

London, Lanka and Drums takes a closer look at the Sri Lankan blogosphere, and observes that a lot of the discussion appears to focus on the political situation in the...

Hong Kong: From Sex to Police Scandal

It has been 10 days that Edison Chen’s sex photos scandal occupied the front page of local newspapers (ESWN has summed up local newspapers report everyday.) The issue is not...

Pakistan: Caring for the mentally ill

All Things Pakistan on the critical but neglected issue of caring for the mentally ill in the country.

India: Eastern Promises and Bollywood

A wonderful set of photographs at Trivial Matters – focusing on women from Russia and Eastern Europe who work in the Bollywood film industry in India.

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