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12 February 2008

Stories from 12 February 2008

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Rally Against Juvenile Crime

Pure Intent reports that 20,000 people rallied in Sarajevo against juvenile delinquency that's “becoming an epidemic”: “This fact has been well known to our beloved government. They have been too...

Moldova: VIPs

Public Policy Watch – Politici Publice in Moldova writes about “a relatively recent fashion of identifying and ranking Moldovan VIPs, practiced by local mass media outlets.”

Poland: Tusk's Visit to Moscow

The beatroot writes about the issues surrounding PM Tusk's visit to Moscow.

Poland: Who Would Poles Vote For in U.S. Election?

The beatroot reports: “So Poles are Democrats, interestingly, and they are rooting for Hilary.” And adds in the comments section: “But it is interesting that Poles in Poland are going...

Albania: Trip to Shkoder

Stepping Stones writes about her trip to Shkoder and posts some pictures: “No trip to Shkodra would be complete without a stop at the Venetian mask workshop where they are...

Albania: Renovation of the Lead Mosque

Living in Shkoder writes about plans to renovate the Lead Mosque: “Built towards the end of the 1700’s this is one of the few mosques that were not destroyed around...

Lithuania: Music Education

Viola in Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009 writes about the sorry state of Lithuania's music education.

Romania: Investing

An excerpt from the U.S. Ambassador's speech on investing in Romania – at Transatlantic Politics.

Mozambique: Yet another social protest

After Maputo, Chókuè, Bobole and Maracuene, the next Mozambican city to go under cost of living protests was Chibuto, this morning, according to Carlos Serra [pt]. The sociologist blogger says...

National Sports: unique expressions of countrywide pride.

Whether by government decree or by popularity, national sports are part of the cultural makeup of every country. People from many walks of life come together to participate, watch or...

Brazil: Live streaming from Campus Party

Ricardo Cobra [pt] is going to live stream Campus Party Brazil at his blog. He has also met the mysterious blogger who sold her body (rather blogs’ adverts space in...

Georgia: Increased Tensions, Misinformation

Steady State reports that increased tension in the breakaway territory of Abkhazia is reported daily, but says that reports aired by the Georgian media are often inaccurate or simply attempts...

Georgia: Imedi Saga Continues

TOL Georgia asks what is happening to the independent Imedia TV following its closure before the January presidential election in Georgia. The blog also examines the continuing saga of the...

Georgia: Political Culture

Writing on his This is Tbilisi Calling, the BBC's Matthew Collin comments on accusations made by Irakli Okruashvili, the former Georgian defence minister wanted on corruption charges and currently seeking...

Armenia: Blogging Competition

The Armenian Observer comments on a new competition to find the best blog post in the Armenian blogosphere. While the number of Armenian blogs increases, quality is deteriorating and the...

Armenia: Spelling Bee

Posts from Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, reports on attempts to introduce Spelling Bee competitions in the country.

Armenia: Political Assassination?

Following accusations made at a recent pre-election campaign meeting by the radical opposition that the 27 October 1999 assassinations in the Armenian Parliament were linked to attempts to broker a...

USA: Armenian, Azeri Lobbies Prepare for Election

Marilisa Lorusso's blog turns its attention to how the ethnic Armenian and Azerbaijani lobbies are attempting to influence the position of candidates for the U.S. presidential election.

Armenia: Heritage Supports Ter-Petrossian

Blogian also comments on the latest development in the presidential race ahead of next Tuesday's vote in Armenia. However, the blogger warns that while the party's leader, Raffi Hovannisian, is...

Armenia: Opposition Party Supports Former President

Unzipped comments on news that the opposition Heritage party formed and led by U.S. born Raffi Hovannisian has decided to support the former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, in next week's presidential...

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