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12 June 2008

Stories from 12 June 2008

Poland: Passport Photos

Polandian comments on the bureaucratic instructions on “how not to take a Polish passport photo.”

Georgia: Post-Election Survey

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a telephone survey of voters following the May parliamentary election in the country. The blog casts doubts on the reliability of the poll...

Serbia: Belgrade's Stray Dogs

Café Turco writes about “the lovely stray dogs that live in the garden near Saint Sava Temple” in Belgrade.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Landmine Deaths

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett writes about landmine deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Montenegro: Photos

Photos from Montenegro – at Novala, Europa.

Spain, Kosovo: “What Is There To Be Afraid Of?”

Café Turco notes that “some signs are starting to appear that Madrid may soon recognize Kosova as an Independent state.”

The Balkans: Euro 2008

Balkan Baby writes about the “Balkan interests” in the Euro 2008 championship.

Romania: Politicians’ Blogs

Kosmopolit writes about Romanian politicians’ blogs.

Brazil: Judges can't tell YouTube from U2

The Brazilian Superior Electoral Court held yesterday a session to conclude the resolution regulating the use of the Internet in the 2008 local elections campaign later this year. According to...

Iran:Arrest of Eight Women’s Rights Activists

In We-Change we read that eight women’s rights activists were arrested today, on the anniversary of the national day of solidarity of Iranian women (22nd of Khordaad, June 12).

Iran:Ahmdinejad blogs again

Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote[fa] in his blog that he is faithful to Ayatollah Khomenie‘s ideology and his government tries to change economic institutions but there are some political obstacles...

Iran: Victory for students

Azarmehr reports that all the demands made by the Teacher Training Students were met by the university administration after the students at this college went on hunger strike for 11...

Japan: Hair Pin Art

Ryoko from Pingmag writes an interview feature on the renovation of traditional silk craft into modern hair pin design.

Japan: Work Culture

Harvey from Japan newbie discusses about work culture and the phenomena of “death by overwork” in Japan.

China: Best Seller

Ruan Yifeng summarizes a local magazine's special feature on the culture of reading in China, with some statistic information on best selling books [zh].

Zimbabwe: MDC General Secretary arrested

Crackdown on the opposition in Zimbabwe: “MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti has just been arrested at Harare International Airport upon arrival”: this is a short press release just received via...

Costa Rica: Capital City Top 10 Safest

The Costa Rican capital San José placed among the top 10 safest cities in Latin America writes La Foto Salió Movida [es] and writes that the challenge is to continue...

Bahamas: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

“The conversation about the rights of gays and lesbians in this country is stuck in a Christian fundamentalist scriptural war that cannot see gays and lesbians, bisexuals or transgender people...

Cuba: Paying for Performance

Uncommon Sense and Child of the Revolution report on “a new rule that will allow Cubans to earn according (to) their labor”.

Bermuda: Good Governance

“It’s shocking to know that, not only are major decisions being made in Cabinet without public consultation or debate, but some Ministers are even defying the agreed decisions of Cabinet!”:...

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