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14 February 2008

Stories from 14 February 2008

Kosovo: Towards Independence?

As the talk of an imminent declaration of independence by Kosovo next Sunday or Monday intensifies, and as leaders in Serbia and Russia make statements rejecting it in advance, bloggers...

Iran: Protests over ban of women's magazine

Blogging for a freer Afghanistan

Czech Republic: Presidential Election 3.1

The presidential election in the Czech Republic continues – and the legislators have been drinking some wine, The Czech Daily Word reports.

Latvia, Russia: Ambassador Veshnyakov

Latvian Abroad is pleasantly surprised with Russia's new ambassador to Latvia – Aleksandr Veshnyakov, former head of the Central Election Committee: “He was interviewed by Echo of Moscow radio station...

Iceland: Hostility Towards Poles

The beatroot writes about hostility towards Poles in Iceland.

Serbia: Web Journalism School

Ljubisa Bojic announces the launch of the first Serbian Web Journalism School.

Serbia: Rimtutituki

Belgrade 2.0 writes about one Serbian band's antiwar efforts of the early 1990s.

Russia, Georgia: Coverage of Patarkatsishvili's Death

Foreign Notes reviews coverage of Badri Patarkatsishvili's death.

Russia: Inadequate Media Coverage

Vilhelm Konnander criticizes “international media's one-eyedness in Russia reporting.”

Russia: Bribes

Moscow Rules writes about corruption and reposts a table of “the current going rate for bribes people have to pay to do business here in Russia,” originally published in a...

Iraq: Treatment of Iraqis in Jordan

Iraqi blogger Abbas Hawazin, who lives in Jordan, revisits the subject of the treatment of Iraqis in Jordan in this post.

Iraq: Ad Dora Bazaar

Caesar of Pentra, from Iraq, visits Ad Dora Bazaar in Baghdad.

Kuwait: Anti-Segregation Rally

Eshda3wa from Kuwait attended an anti-segregation rally.” I went with 7alawa my friend, she expected some kind of 70's riot, hell no we wont go kind of thing, and she...

Azerbaijan: Appeal

Leigh’s new adventure in Azerbaijan posts news of an appeal on behalf of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of an Azerbaijani newspaper, currently facing prosecution in Azerbaijan. The blog says that with...

Armenia: Bloggers Consider Election Choices

The Armenian Observer posts a comprehensive update and roundup on what's new in the pre-election blogosphere. In particular, the digest examines how some bloggers consider the various candidates on offer...

Armenia: Opposition Discord

Unzipped is disappointed by news that an opposition candidate has not pulled out of the race for next week's presidential election in Armenia to support another, former president Levon Ter-Petrossian....

Armenia: Opposition Rally

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs of a pre-election campaign rally held by former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, in Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri.

Armenia: Trndez

Today might have been St. Valentine's day, but in Armenia it was also Trndez, an ancient pagan festival now absorbed into the Christian calendar. Posts from Armenia, a Peace Corps...

India: Daughters and Insurance

A certain advertisement aired in India – that seems to sell insurance by communicating that daughters are a burden, isn't winning this author's heart at Sepia Mutiny.

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