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24 March 2008

Stories from 24 March 2008

Czech Republic: Iraqi Mini-Protest

The Czech Daily Word posts pictures and reports on a mini-protest by Iraqis that was held in Brno.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sarajevo War Memorial

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett comments on the plans to erect a memorial to Serbian war victims in Sarajevo: “Here is how I think the money should be spent instead of building the cross,...

Latvia: Musings on Ethnic Homogeny

Among other things, Marginalia muses on the “basic bonds between peoples and their languages, lands, beliefs, cultures and even cuisines” and how it relates to Latvia.

Poland, Ukraine: Euro 2012

20 East writes about Euro 2012, to be hosted by Poland and Ukraine: “As I live in Warsaw, I’ll worry more about the Polish side of things although one general...

Poland: Warsaw; Online Forums

Among other things, Polandian writes about the Warsaw Ghetto in the final installment of “Inside Warsaw.” Also, there's a post on “why Polish people don’t smile” and a review of...

Poland: The President's Homophobia

The beatroot reports that “the Polish Consulate in New York has just apologised to Brendan Fay, the gay guy who complained about use of his image in the recent anti-homo...

Central and Eastern Europe: Easter Roundup

Adventures in Wheelville marks Easter in Slovenia; Polandian writes about the “ingredients” of “the nationwide ‘holiday shuffle'” in Poland, and Kinuk describes her family's Polish holiday feast; Csíkszereda Musings writes...

Ukraine: Construction in Kyiv

Ukrainiana writes about undesirable construction that is changing Kyiv – here and here (with photos and video).

World Water Day Ripples Across Videos.

Every year since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, on March 22nd has been the World Water Day. In addition, this year it...

Tunisia: relentless campaign against imprisoned blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdhir

In the last few weeks, Slim Boukhdhir, the 39-year old imprisoned blogger and journalist, is reported to have been subjected to an unusual level of harassment by prison authorities where...

Armenia: Uprising Radio

Uprising Radio has a program on the recent election in Armenia, the protests that followed, and the state of emergency lifted last week. The guests on the radio station based...

Armenia: Open Letter

Unzipped posts an open letter from the wives, sisters and mothers of opposition activists currently detained or on the run from police.

Taiwan: Future Report

Micheal Turton wrote a fictional future report on Taiwan economic and political development under Ma Ying-jeou presidency from 2008-2016.

Taiwan: Calling for Reflection

DPP candidate Frank Hsieh lost 2.21 million votes to KMT candidate Ma Ying-jeou in the Taiwan in the weekend presidential election; SpinalCord voted for Ma because the blogger found DPP...

China: Monitoring of Electronic Communication

Chinese Human rights defenders has a very elaborated report on the monitoring system in China concerning electronic communication [zh].

China and Tibet: Statement from Intellectuals

Woeser posted a 12 points statement made by 29 prominent intellectuals on the Tibet issue [zh]. The English version can be found at savetibet.org.

Japan: The New Era of Video

Last Friday, Japan's national broadcaster aired a special on the "New Era of Video" predicting changes in the industry of broadcast television that will shake the foundation of mass media....

Dominica: 10 Reasons…

Caribbean Man lists ten reasons to live in Dominica.

Barbados: Middle Class

Notes From The Margin has some thoughts on the Barbadian middle class…

Jamaica: Beauty and Race

“What beauty contests say about women is still an open and now tired debate, but what it says about race, particularly in a country like Jamaica is still up for...

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