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23 April 2008

Stories from 23 April 2008

Poland: Road Signs

Polish road signs – at Polandian: “All road signs should be taken with a pinch of salt and interpretations read with tongue firmly in cheek.”

U.K.: Macedonian Film Festival

The Macedonian Tendency shares the schedule of the Macedonian Film Festival that will take place in London next week.

Lithuania: Bloggers’ Conference

Babel in Vilnius reports on the second Lithuanian bloggers conference – BLOGin 2008 – held in Vilnius in early April.

Ukraine, Russia: “Hitler Toy” Story

Ukrainiana writes about the “Hitler toy” story that first appeared on the Russian TV and was later picked up by BBC: “To the extent that the Western media often cite...

Hungary: History

A lively discussion of Hungarian history – at Hungarian Spectrum.

Poland: Warsaw Notes

Scatts writes about Poland's capital at Polandian: “Thanks to either greed, bad planning, ineffective regulations or a combination of all three, Warsaw is slowly becoming a city hidden behind gigantic...

Estonia: Dozor Night Game

AnTyx writes about playing the Dozor Night Game in Estonia, which “[grew] out of games that have been played for centuries; and certainly after the fall of the Soviet Union...

Greece, Macedonia: BBC's Mark Mardell's Post and Comments

A post on the Greek-Macedonian relationship – and nearly 800 comments to it – at Mark Mardell's Euroblog (BBC).

Egypt: Victory for Damitta

Egyptian Zeinobia marked Earth Day yesterday by celebrating the victory of the people Damitta, who fought off plans to have a factory in Ras el Bar.

Egypt: Four Years of Gmail

From Egypt, Mostafa Hussein marks his fourth anniversary as a Gmail user with this post.

Egypt: Esraa Update

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia updates us about the whereabouts of Esraa Abdelfattah, who was jailed in Egypt for allegedly creating a Facebook group which encouraged people to take part in the...

Egypt: Man Kills Baker

From Cairo, Elijah Zarwan writes: “A man killed the owner of a government bakery when the baker refused to sell him bread.”

Blogging in Syria

Syrian Abu Fares marks his blog’ second anniversary with a post about blogging in his country.

Brazil: On the food crises

Matheus Pacini makes available in Portuguese [pt] a translation of The silent tsunami, from The Economist, to support his post about the food crisis.

India: A different tax for women?

Ultra Voilet from India makes a case for women to be taxed differently by the government.

Nepal: US Elections and Immigrants

Nepal Monitor on the influence of immigrants on the US presidential elections.

India: A Goddess in Mumbai

A photo essay on Mumbai Magic – “In Mumbai, a small community from Andhra Pradesh worships the Goddess Mariamman every summer, seeking protection from smallpox, chickenpox and all forms of...

Zimbabwe: Politics of change or change of politics?

Zimpundit blogs for Pajama Media discussing the political situation in Zimbabwe: “While journalists, bloggers, and activists chronicled the dilemma of a nation that voted for the politics of change, the...

Zimbabwe: The Inconvenient Truth

The Inconvenient Truth is a report by The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) about elections in Zimbabwe: “The 15 page report is titled ‘The Inconvenient Truth: A complete...

Japan: Where has all the butter gone?

Where is the butter? — cry Japanese consumers who have been hunting everywhere for the dairy product. The drastic reduction in raw milk production, complicated by hikes in the price...

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