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4 July 2008

Stories from 4 July 2008

Croatia: Demise of Feral Tribune

Anegdote reports that Croatia's Feral Tribune “is no more.”

Slovenia: Former Border Photos

Borut Peterlin posts photos from the former border between Slovenia and Italy in Nova Gorica.

Serbia: Business Success

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about “two perfect examples of run-away success stories involving returnee Serbs building world-class businesses right here in Serbia.”

Serbia, U.S.: Miladin Kovacevic

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the case of Miladin Kovacevic: “‘Who the hell is Miladin Kovacevic,’ you might ask, ‘A war criminal?’ Not quite, he is a Serb college basketball player...

Ukraine: More Foreign Workers?

Buffalo Expat writes about Ukraine's demographics, migrant labor and xenophobia.

Ukraine: Photos of Crimean Tatars and Crimea

Marusia of My Simferopol Home posts an update on her life in Crimea and links to Alison Cartwright's photographs of Crimean Tatars, their land and their homes – here, here,...

Ukraine: Questions to President and PM

Taras Kuzio poses ten questions to president Victor Yushchenko – and ten more to PM Yulia Tymoshenko.

Beijing Announces Traffic Rules to Combat Air Pollution

Danwei says Beijing recently announced traffic rules that will be in effect during the Olympics. The rules dictate that from July 20th to September 20th 2008, only cars with license...

Angola: Videos show daily life 34 years ago

Antero Paiva [pt] uploads a few videos from Dailymontion user mariusangol showing Angola 34 years ago.

Cuba: Oh joy!

Cuban blogger Ninety miles away….in another country and Why does the glass have to be half empty or half full?, from Trinidad, both find good reasons to delight in their...

Barbados: Lonely Death

Barbados Underground draws attention to the plight of a woman who died at a US hospital this week. 49 year-old Esmin Green collapsed and died on the floor of a...

Cuba: A FARC Cry

Cuban blogger Machetera questions the timing of the rescue of French/Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt. And, she says, the comments of this high profile hostage show Ms Betancourt's experiences with the...

Bangladesh: On GV Summit in Budapest

The 3rd World View reflects on the various reactions from participants at the GV Summit in Budapest.

India: Web 2.0 and other annoyances

Blue Screen of Duds on the lack of user engagement online in India.

Pakistan: Working Children

Development Industry on the large number of children working in hazardous conditions in Pakistan.

Iran: Death Penalty for Blogging?

On Wednesday, Iranian members of parliament voted to discuss a draft bill that seeks to "toughen punishment for disturbing mental security in society." The text of the bill would add,...

Armenia: Contrasting Posters

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts two entries about two very different sets of posters on display in Yerevan. In the first, the blog translates signs visible in one of the capital's...

Trinidad & Tobago: Through the Mill

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 shares a bird's eye view of an area in Trinidad where a steel mill is to be built and which, she says, has become...

Jamaica: Just a Cartoon?

A caricature depicting Robert Mugabe as King Kong gets the attention of Jamaican blogger My View of JamDown from Up So. Is it just a harmless political cartoon, he asks,...

China: Olympics reporter barred entry

Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth translates articles from two Hong Kong dailies of opposing views on the news that one of those newspapers’ Olympic beat reporters has been refused entry and...

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