8 June 2008

Stories from 8 June 2008

Bulgaria: Women's Rights

Kyle Grady of What's Going Down? writes an open letter to the editors of Lifestyle.bg and author Tihomir Dimitrov, prompting a heated discussion on Bulgaria, feminism, women's rights and other issues (41 comments so far).

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Genocide Memorial

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports: “Members of the Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves organization are dissatisfied that the Bosnian Serb (RS) police will be responsible for security at a Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari, which is not under the jurisdiction of Republika Srpska.”

Ukraine: The Language Issue

Ukrainiana writes about “the language issue” in Ukraine: “Russian as a Turkish dialect of Old Ukrainian vs. Ukrainian as a Polish dialect of Old Russian represent the two opposite poles in the oft-unprofessional debate among ultra-nationalists.”

China: 2008 with Hu Jia…the other one

  8 June 2008

Soundsandfury, a Taiwanese writer and blogger, tells us the irony when he saw the advertisement poster about Olympics in the subway of Beijing(zh). The poster with a slogan saying “2008 with Hu Jia” is featured with a China Gold Medal sportsman whose name is the same with the human right...

Japan: Bloggers on Akihabara knife rampage

  8 June 2008

A knife attack in Tokyo's Akihabara area has taken the lives of at least seven people and left many more injured. The suspect apparently crashed a two-ton rented truck into pedestrians on an intersection close to Akihabara station, and then began attacking onlookers. Bloggers at and near the scene describe what they saw through words and photos.

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