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26 March 2008

Stories from 26 March 2008

Russia: Russians/Americans “are NOT stupid”

Finally, a Russian answer (RUS) to the famous/infamous “Americans are NOT stupid” video (via LJ user maliar, RUS).

Russia: Myths

Da Russophile presents “the Top 10 Russophobe Myths, in opposition to La Russophobe‘s Top 10 Russophile Myths.”

Russia: Entry Visa Ordeal

20 East describes an ongoing ordeal of getting Russian entry visa.

Kosovo, Serbia: Frontline Club Debate Video

From the Frontline posts a video of the recent Frontline Club debate on Kosovo independence.

Kosovo, Serbia: Reactions to Del Ponte's Organ Smuggling Story

Douglas Muir at A Fistful of Euros examines former Hague Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte's story on organ smuggling in Kosovo and links to the readers’ reactions at B92...

Russia: Blogging Kozlovsky

Grigory Pasko, over at Robert Amsterdam's blog, writes about the newest ordeal of Oborona leader Oleg Kozlovsky. Kozlovsky (LJ user welgar) reprints the text on his new English-language blog. Also,...

Poland: Krakow Ghetto Memorial March

Kasia in Kazimierz writes about the March of Remembrance dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the liquidation of Krakow Ghetto.

Macao: Do politicians believe in the future of the country?

Leocardo [pt] about the future of Macao and its present day politicians: “Can we believe in these “part-time” politicians who use an electoral system which is not even democratic to...

India: Tata, Jaguar and Rover.

Earlier today it was announced that Tata Motors of India is acquiring Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motors, which was once one of three automotive giants of Michigan. Tata’s...

Armenia: More Opposition Activists Detained

The Armenian Observer reports that more than a dozen pro-opposition activists, including at least one from the Sksela youth movement have been detained after staging demonstrations on Yerevan's Northern Avenue.

Jamaica: Air Strike

Abeng News Magazine reports that “Air Jamaica's flight attendants returned to work late Tuesday after a sickout that caused the airline to cancel several flights”, while Jamaican Lifestyle looks at...

Cuba: Blocking Bloggers

Want to get the Cuban blogosphere talking? Block access to a popular blog. Ever since Cuban authorities did just that to several less-than-supportive Havana-based blogs earlier this week, the blogging...

Egypt: University Faculty Staff Strike

“For the first time ever in Egyptian history, most Egyptian university faculty members went on strike as a first step towards forcing the government to improve their living conditions and...

Egypt: University Strike Update

Zeinobia from Egypt updates us about the university professors strike.

Taiwan: English Bloggers on Presidential Election

David on Formosa collected English bloggers’ thoughts on Taiwan's Presidential Election that just finished on March 22. “Frank Hsieh has announced that he will resign as DPP chairman. Expect some...

Egypt: Call for General Strike

“A coalition of opposition groups—including the suspended Labor Party, Kifaya, the banned Muslim Brotherhood, the unlicensed Karama (Dignity) Party, the unlicensed Centrist Party, the workers of Mahalla, the Lawyers’ Syndicate,...

Egypt: Journalist Sentenced for Six Months

“Ibrahim Eissa received a prison sentence of six months for having spread false information about President Mubarak´s health in August 2007. The sentence was given by Judge Sherif Kamel Mustapha...

Bahrain: Frustrated Hitch Hiker

Bahraini blogger emoodz discusses a talk he had with a frustrated hitch hiker in this post.

Algeria: Kosovo and the Islamic Ummah

Algerian Nouri Luhemiya writes about Kosovo and the Islamic Ummah.

Taiwan: Religious buildings–a way to explore how cultures mix

The popular image of multi-culturalism as a mosaic, a salad bowl in which different cultures mix but keep their integrity, is misleading. Cultures are more like soups, flavored with many...

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