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28 May 2008

Stories from 28 May 2008

Nicaragua: Chacón Wins National Poetry Prize

Sergio Simpson congratulates Nicaraguan poet Ninozka Chacón for being awarded the 2008 National Poetry Prize, “Mariana Sansón.” [es]

Russia: Kaliningrad Region

Raf Uzar writes about the history of Kaliningrad region.

Poland, Germany, UK: Eurovision

The beatroot writes at Polandian that Poland, Germany and the UK aren't getting any votes at Eurovision, and something has to be done about it.

Poland: Songs

“A Guide To Songs About Poland” – at Polandian.

Argentina: 400 New Courses to Be Offered at Cultural Centers

The Argentine Ministry of Culture has announced that 400 additional new courses, such as drama, tango and photography will be offered at neighborhood cultural centers in Buenos Aires, wries Argentina...

Russia: Ideas for Eurovision

Megan Case 2.0 writes on Russia's Eurovision victory: “I think that Russia should have pulled out all the stops and filled the stage with famous people – they could have...

Kosovo: “Failure to Get More Recognitions”

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun writes: “[…] out of the other 192 (plus 2) countries in the world, the government of Kosovo should have been able to lobby more than just...

Ukraine: Opposition and Alliances

Foreign Notes writes on the relationship between PM Tymoshenko, president Yushchenko, and the Party of the Regions.

Costa Rica: Local Film on YouTube

Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about the short film called Rápido y Engañado (Fast and Fooled) which has been posted on YouTube and has been one of...

Egypt: Torture Acceptable

Egyptian blogger Mostafa is surprised that some of his friends find torture as an acceptable form of extracting confessions from people being interrogated – after an experiment he conducted on...

Bahrain: A Tourist at Home

Bahraini Khalid shares his experience as a tourist in his own country – when college friends from abroad came for a one-day visit.

Bahrain: The Ideal Woman

From Bahrain, The Girl with No Face says she will go through a surgical procedure to help her reduce weight and adds: “I’ve given up that one day someone will...

Bahrain: Sectarian and Xenophobic

“It seems that Bahrain (as in government and MPs) are just not content with being called sectarian but are now adding a new adjective to their resume- xenophobic,” writes Bahraini...

Bahrain: Shia Shrines

Bint Battuta in Bahrain visits two Shia shrines and posts pictures here.

Bahrain: When sect determines your spouse

Coolred38 is an American Muslim living in Bahrain, and she often finds herself frustrated at examples of what she sees as bad and even harmful behaviour being justified by religion....

Bahrain: Hating Facebook

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif says he hates Facebook – or more specifically its applications.

Algeria: Third World Countries

Algerian Nouri shares his thoughts on Third World countries in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on The Prisoner

From Saudi Arabia, Hayfa [Ar] read The Prisoner by Moroccan writer Malika Oufkir and shares her thoughts about it here.

Syria: Annoying Crows

From Syria, Allosh [Ar] is annoyed with crows, which have decided to make a home in the tree outside his window.

China: Chinese Red Cross on corruption watch

Bloggers continue to monitor earthquake corruption, as they wait for the truth to come out as to why so many school buildings collapsed so easily in this month's massive earthquake....

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