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20 May 2008

Stories from 20 May 2008

Bahrain: Khaleejis in Melbourne

Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, asks: How would you spot a Khaleeji (Arab Gulf) guy in Melbourne?

Ukraine: Ad Campaign of Civil Activists of Kyiv

Ukrainiana dissects the ad campaign of one more party running in the May 25 Kyiv mayoral election.

Russia, Lithuania: Knight News Challenge Winners

Oleksandr Demchenko writes about the Russian and Lithuanian winners of the Knight News Challenge 2008.

Slovenia: Referendum on Regions

“Slovenian parliament yesterday passed a motion to hold a referendum on establishing regions in Slovenia,” Sleeping With Pengovsky reports.

Russia: Migrant Labor Quotas Exhausted

Window on Eurasia writes that Russian companies need more foreign workers than the number allowed by the current quotas.

Russia: Documentary on Politkovskaya

Sean's Russia Blog writes about a new documentary “on the life, work, and death of Anna Politkovskaya.”

Russia: Semion Chelyuskin

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Semion Chelyuskin, a Russian explorer who reached the northernmost point of mainland Eurasia in 1742.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Book on Bosnian Americans

Samaha writes about a book on the history of Bosnians in the United States: Bosnian Americans of Chicagoland, by Samira Puskar.

Armenia/Azerbaijan: Eurovision Semi-Final Results

Life Gets In The Way reports that as predicted by many blogs, both Armenia and Azerbaijan have made it through to the 24 May final of the Eurovision Song Contest...

Russia: Oleg Kozlovsky Update

Political activist Oleg Kozlovsky blogs about his release from jail: “I look a little worse for wear because I refused to eat while in prison as a way of protesting...

Russia: British Fans and UEFA Cup

LJ user yashin posts LJ user marie_automne‘s pictures of the British football fans arriving in Moscow for the Champions League final. Pictures of Moscow posts a photo report from the...

Cameroon: House of Falling Women

Cameroonian blogger, Rosemary Ekosso, publishes a book titled “House of Falling Women”: “House of Falling Women is the story of a young woman with quixotic ideas about improving the lot...

Iran: Blogger writes book on the impact of the Internet

Cyrus Farivar is a USA-based blogger, journalist and writer. He is currently working on a book about the impact of the internet on society. Cyrus writes about internet impact on...

India: Women and honour

Indian Muslims Blog on honor killings – a twisted way to redeem “family honour”.

South Africa: Is xenophobic South Africa ready for 2010?

Bomseh, a Kenya blogger in South Africa, asks, “Is xenophobic South Africa ready for 2010?”: “It is therefore with much shock and disbelief that I watched unfolding events on the...

Bangladesh: Microfinance as panacea

Words and Bites on microfinance being offered as a panacea for all development issues.

India: Food and migration

An article on food and migration catches Vantage Point‘s eye and results in some fascinating insight.

Angola: Blogging newspaper articles

Koluki writes about her series, “Echoes From the Angolan Press,” which contains full transcripts of selected articles published in Angolan newspapers: “I intended this series primarily to serve those Angolans...

Kenya: National Forensic Science Association

Kenya-Byte attended the inauguration ceremony of National Forensic Science Association of Kenya: “A most commendable effort by two dynamic ladies is bearing fruit. Lynne T. Farrah and Sophie Mukwana (both...

Libya: The Novelty of Blogging

Libyan blogger Highlander writes: “Once upon a time I was a prolific blogger, but I found myself to have drastically cut down in the last twelve months or so. I...

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