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3 April 2008

Stories from 3 April 2008

Hungary: More on the Crisis; SZDSZ

Hungarian Spectrum offers more analysis of the current political crisis and writes about SZDSZ, the Alliance of Free Democrats – the Hungarian Liberal Party, “a deeply divided party.”

Czech Republic: Paris Hilton in Prague

The Czech Daily Word writes about Paris Hilton's visit to Prague – here and here.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Grim Anniversary”

Srebrenica Genocide Blog marks a “grim anniversary”: “five years since the first Srebrenica genocide victims were buried” in the village of Potočari.

Macedonia, Greece: Name Dispute and NATO

A roundup on the Macedonia-Greece name dispute: Balkan Baby writes that posters in the capital of Macedonia “featuring a customised version of the Greek flag in which the cross […]...

Peru: The Nomadas Film Project

Cinencuentro [es] writes about the Nomadas project, a traveling film company that is currently located in the Southern part of Peru. Its objective is to promote Peruvian cinema and participates...

Ukraine: “No Go from NATO”

A roundup on Ukraine and NATO: A Fistful of Euros reads Yushchenko's address and isn't surprised “other NATO countries are balking”; Mark MacKinnon writes that granting membership to Ukraine might...

Serbia, Kosovo: Credibility of a B92's Report

A Fistful of Euros questions the credibility of B92's report on “Kosovo as the ‘heart of [the] Balkan drug route’.”

Nicaragua: Suspending Elections Due to Hurricane Felix

Alfredo Rivas of the Nicaraguan Report states that President Daniel Ortega is proposing to suspend local elections in order to allow regions to recover from Hurricane Felix. However, Rivas believes...

Uruguay: The World's Largest BBQ

Over 12,000 kg of meat is set to be on the barbeque, when Uruguayans aim to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records [es] at an event that will...

Caucasus: Geopolitical Railroads

Window on Eurasia says that while oil and gas pipelines through the region attract more attention, railroads might have more geopolitical significance. In particular, the blog examines what plans for...

Kenya: Digital Villages Project

Al Kags writes about digital villages project: “The project to launch digital villages across the Kenya has kicked of with the Kenya ICT Board calling for applications for entrepreneurs who...

Zimbabwe: The Rumour Capital

Harara is the rumour capital of Zimbabwe: “Our only non-state daily newspaper was bombed so the people’s paper is the people’s stories, nyayas that circulate like a whisper at a...

Zimbabwe: Political jokes

Comrade Fatso writes about political jokes in Zimbabwe: “Anyone know someone with a truck? There's a guy wanting to move all his stuff from State House to Zvimba. The jokes...

Zimbabwe: What Zimbabweans want

Kubatana blog publishes views of ordinary Zimbabweans: “Here is more of what ordinary Zimbabweans want to see change in a free Zimbabwe. This information comes from feedback from a Kubatana.net...

India: Missing daughters

HelloJi writes on the concept of son preference, still prevalent in India and how it contributes to the phenomenon of “missing women”.

Nepal: Pro-Tibet protest

Feringhee has photographs of the Pro-Tibet protest outside the Embassy of China in Nepal.

India, Pakistan: Conflict within

Five Rupees has an interesting take on the nature of intra-state conflict management in India and Pakistan.

Turkey: Assimilation

Blogian posts some fascinating photographs of Armenian women who were kidnapped from their families during the 1915 Genocide and assimilated into Turkish and Kurdish families. Eventually married off, the women...

Bangladesh: No country for young men

A deep disconnect between policy and the people's aspiration explored at Unheard Voices in a post aptly titled “No country for young men”.

Armenia: Young, Gay & Depressed

The Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of New York (AGLA) responds to an email from a LGBT person in Armenia requesting information on immigration and asylum procedures in the U.S....

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