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21 May 2008

Stories from 21 May 2008

Ukraine: Vote-Buying

Kyiv Scoop reports on vote-buying in Kyiv.

Slovenia: The Diaspora vs Croatia

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the Slovenian Diaspora: “You see, people of Slovenia and Croatia lived in peace throughout history. We may say bad things about each other, but in...

Saudi Arabia: Dhahran Under Siege

Saudi Arabia hosted the Gulf Cooperation Council's Summit in its Eastern province, bringing the leaders of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE under one roof - and holding the...

Serbia: “The Other Serbia”

Gray Falcon writes on “the Other Serbia.”

Serbia: More on Eurovision

Anegdote comments on Eurovision: “But gay in the original sense of the word: happy, cheerful, was Bosnian song, which gets all my regards for not being a yet another stupid...

Armenia/Azerbaijan: Eurovision Success

After yesterday's success enjoyed by the Armenian and Azerbaijani entries in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Unzipped posts a photograph of Armenia's Sirusho celebrating. In the comments section of the...

Russia: Circassians

Window on Eurasia writes about Circassians’ “100-year-long resistance to Russia’s southward advance.”

Azerbaijan: Eurovision Debut

The Long Aye-lander in Glasgow comments on the first semi-final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia. The blog pays special attention to Azerbaijan's debut entry and says...

Russia: Champions League Final

Robert Amsterdam's Blog and Two-Zero – on the Champions League final in Moscow.

Russia, Latvia: Young Russia vs Edvīns Šņore

Latvian Abroad writes about Young Russia's protest against The Soviet Story, a documentary by a young Latvian director Edvīns Šņore.

Poland: Photoblogs

Polandian reviews Polish photoblogs.

Bahrain: Class of 2008

Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, celebrates the graduation of her sister and friends from a university in New York, US.

Iraq: Are the Refugees Returning Home?

Alive in Baghdad updates us on the conditions of Iraqi refugees in Syria in this video post. Are the refugees returning to Iraq? Click on the link to find out.

Kuwait: Sad for Hadeel

Kuwait blogger Rawan mourns the death of Saudi blogger Hadeel - and writes [Ar]: “I don't know why I cried a lot over a person I never knew. Why did...

Estonia: Arnold Meri's Trial

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the trial of Arnold Meri: “On Voice of America he's an ‘ex-officer.’ On Russia Today he's a ‘war hero.’ And on the BBC, he's a...

Serbia: Belgrade Cab Drivers; Eurovision

Inno & Irja Blog – on Belgrade's cab drivers and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Croatia: Feral Tribune's Editor Wins Award

From the Frontline writes that Drago Hedl, editor and journalist with the Croatian political weekly Feral Tribune, has won the Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism Award for 2008. (GV's Sinisa...

Macedonia: Greek Pacifists’ Visit

Anastas Vangeli posted his impressions of the anti-nationalistic and anti-militaristic Greek-Macedonian Dialogue which took place last Saturday – in Macedonian and English. The participants were branded as traitors in the...

Georgia: Election Observation

On the occasion of today's parliamentary election in Georgia, Social Science in the Caucasus calls for an overhaul of how international election observation missions work in the country. While new...

South Africa: What can bloggers do about the Xenophobia crisis?

Stii suggests what South African bloggers can do about the xenophobia crisis in South Africa: “My idea is to have like a trust fund, NGO or something to which bloggers/technology...

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