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12 May 2008

Stories from 12 May 2008

Moroccan Student in Lebanon Chronicles Life in the Middle of Political Crisis

Manal, a Moroccan student at the American University of Beirut, blogs firsthand accounts of life in the middle of Lebanon's political crisis.

Estonia: Garbage Clean-Up

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the Estonian garbage clean-up campaign.

Estonia: Moscowcentric Coverage

Itching for Eestimaa finds it “somewhat amusing that major news outlets, like The New York Times, [send] their Moscow correspondents to cover the situation in Tallinn“: “Wouldn't it make sense...

Estonia: Healthcare

AnTyx shares a personal story about Estonian healthcare.

Estonia: Film Reviews

AnTyx reviews two films that explain “the nature of Estonia's independence.”

Czech Republic: Travel

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks posts a report on a bicycle trip “through the protected landscape area up to Litovel.” The Czech Daily Word writes about the oldest pharmacy in...

Soviet History: Music

Wu Wei writes about “musical life in the Soviet Union.”

Russia: George Watts and Dmitry Medvedev

Robert Mackey writes on the New York Times’ The Lede about “the ‘Voice of Russia Today'” – as well as the voice of president Dmitry Medvedev during the inauguration broadcast:...

Ukraine: Victory Day in Kyiv

Taras of Ukrainiana posts a photo and video report on Victory Day in Kyiv and writes about the three “dimensions” of Ukraine's involvement in WWII.

Serbia: Video Game's Evil Serb Character

Belgrade 2.0 writes on the Serbian main character of a video game: “killer, thug, wifebeater, childhater, beerdrinker weapons and trafficking expert and drugdealer.”

Serbia: The Parliamentary Election

A comment to A Fistful of Euros‘ Serbian election post: “Nobody expected this result but I think the message here from a Serbian viewpoint is that the electorate didn’t buy...

Armenia: Iranian Trade Relations

The Armenian Economist reports on the state of trade between Armenia and Iran. The specialist blog says that actual economic turnover between the two countries is very low and pales...

Armenia: Hunger Strike

Nazarian reports that the whole adult population of Dzorakap has gone on hunger strike in support of two men detained following the 1 March clashes between the radical opposition and...

Armenia: Mr Gay Europe

Unzipped Gay Armenia is excited by news that Armenia might be represented in this year's Mr. Gay Europe. The blog notes that the country's involvement will be a significant event...

Kuwait: Elections Getting Closer

Kuwait is gearing up for another round of Parliamentary elections on Saturday (May 17), allowing women to cast votes and nominate themselves for the second time in the country's history....

Sri Lanka: Images from Burma

Restrictions on media in Burma have meant that the world has to rely on the Burmese government broadcaster for information and visuals, explains Moving Images, Moving People.

Pakistan, India: Voices of the oppressed

Jahane Rumi from Pakistan on the literature of the oppressed in India.

Pakistan: Quitting the Cabinet

The political situation in Pakistan takes a turn for the unpredictable. CHUP! on a member party of the coalition government quitting the cabinet.

India: Where there's no water

Memoirs of a Foreigner on visiting a slum in Delhi with no water.

Sri Lanka: Government Wins Eastern Polls

The much hyped Eastern Provincial council elections were held last Saturday ( 10, May ) with the government winning 20 of the of the allocated 37 seats.United National Party won...

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