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27 March 2008

Stories from 27 March 2008

Czech Republic: Football Hooligans

The Czech Daily Word writes about football hooligans in Prague.

Poland: Stance on Tibet

Kinuk writes about Poland's stance on Tibet and China.

Russia: Xenophobia in Moscow

Moscow Through Brown Eyes posts a short update on hate crime in Moscow; Window on Eurasia writes about a graffiti campaign launched by the Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI) in...

Russia: Russian Reading Challenge 2008

Megan Case reviews novels by Andrei Makine and Olga Grushin for the Russian Reading Challenge 2008 at Ex Libris.

Armenia: Eurovision Betting Odds

Heckler Spray takes an albeit irreverent look at Armenia's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Nevertheless, the blog says that the song by local singer Sirusho is one of...

Armenia: Brandy Shootout

Halfway down the Danube hosts a shootout to determine whether Wisconsin's Korbel brandy is better than one of its Armenian counterparts. Its hard to tell which won through in the...

Congolese blogger Cédric Kalonji on the mixed blessings of life in Europe

Cédric Kalonji writes about the mixed blessings [Fr] of life in Europe for Africans: “I ask myself what's better, living in an African hell or all of the less-than-positive looks...

Angola: The fight is worthwhile

“Today I chatted for two hours with Anthony Alberto Neto, president of the Angolan Democratic Party (PDA). At a time when more and more Angolans in the diaspora (including me)...

South Africa: Future Journalists workshop

Future Journalists Programme 2008 blog posts photos from one of their workshops.

Guyana: Baccoo

Guyana-Gyal says that “bandits is the new baccoo” – one of the most feared creatures in Guyanese folklore.

India: Right Wing and Films

La Dolce Vita takes a closer look at Geert Wilders, a Dutch right wing parliamentarian who is in the news for making an anti-Islam film.

South Asia: Anti-Islam film

Voice of South on a controversial anti-Islam film made by a member of the Dutch parliament.

Pakistan: On Dictatorship

All Things Pakistan on the idea of democracies that don't quite live up to their promise, and the alternative – a dictatorship.

Bangladesh: Remembering a genocide

The 3rd World View and Mash write about an online initiative called the Bangladesh Genocide Archive – an attempt to document various testimonies, memories and articles of the events of...

India: Releasing a leopard

Kalyan Varma photographs a leopard that was caught by the forest department, and was subject to much harassment.

Cuba: Verifying Blocked Websites

Yoaní Sanchez of Generación Y [es] in Cuba details which blog and websites are currently being blocked within the island after verifying this fact at a local cybercafe.

Seychelles: Wind of change in the police force

CUHNELBALD writes about the wind of change and the Seychelles police: “Enhancing the efficiency, professionalism and performance of the Police will not be achieved on the sole declaration of good...

Zimbabwe: Using Google Maps to show election rigging

Sokwanele uses Google Map to show election rigging in Zimbabwe: “The interactive map aims to give a visual impression of the scale and many ways in which the Zimbabwean government...

Nigeria: Website for Obama

David Ajao's comments about the launching of a website for Obama in Nigeria: I regularly glance through the leading Nigerian Internet-based discussion forum Nairaland, to keep an eye on the...

Costa Rica: Campaign for Fans of Saprissa

Roy Rojas of News Star [es] writes about a campaign started by fans of the Costa Rican football team Saprissa, who are concerned by the violence and rudeness

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