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25 June 2008

Stories from 25 June 2008

Bulgaria: Mistreatment of Disabled People

Maya's Corner writes about mistreatment of people with disabilities in Bulgaria.

Czech Republic: Child Abuse Case

The Czech Daily Word is posting updates on the shocking child abuse court case being heard in Brno now.

Bulgaria: More on June 28 Sofia Gay Pride

What's Going Down? writes about the opposition to Bulgaria's first-ever Gay Pride Parade, which is set to take place in Sofia on June 28: “…local right-wing political groups have, predictably,...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 55 Zaklopaca Victims Buried

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports that 55 DNA-identified victims from Zaklopaca mass grave have been buried, and posts photos from the mournful ceremony.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR Helicopter Crashes; Bosnian in Afghanistan Killed

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett reports on the two Bosnia-related tragic accidents that have occurred recently.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Lawsuits

East Ethnia writes about the lawsuits filed by families of Srebrenica genocide victims.

Russia: Facebook, Etc.

The Lede reviews the Russian-language versions of American search engines and social networking sites and their Russian counterparts.

Serbia: New Government, Almost

A Fistful of Euros announces: “Serbia almost has a government!”

Cuba: Above average

The Cuban Triangle comments on the astonishing results of a UNESCO education study on third and sixth graders, in which Cuban students did so much better than the rest of...

Barbados: New laws

The Barbados Free Press is cautiously encouraged by news that the government promises final drafts of Integrity, Freedom of Information and Defamation laws by the end of the year.

Azerbaijan: Media Concerns

Writing on AFP's Correspondent blog, the news organization's Caucasus Bureau Chief, Michael Mainville, laments the state of the media in Azerbaijan. The post recognizes the pressures and restrictions in place...

Caucasus: Religious Practices Update

Social Science in the Caucasus provides an update on its survey of religious practices in the South Caucasus. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Centers (CRRC) says that women...

Armenia: Eurovision Metal

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on rumors that Armenian-American rock band System of a Down (SOAD) are interested in representing Armenia in next year's Eurovision Song Contest. However, there is also...

Armenia: European Media Demands

Following last week's landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, Unzipped comments on the importance of the judgment for the embattled A1 Plus TV station which was deprived...

Ecuador: Constituent Assembly President Steps Down

The president of the Ecuadoran Constituent Assembly, Alberto Acosta, recently stepped down. Many local bloggers are wondering the role that President Rafael Correa and his political party had in this...

Uruguay: International Airport Website Tools

The international airport Carrasco in Montevideo, Uruguay has several tools on its website making life easier for travelers and paying more attention to customer service writes Tan Conectados [es].

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