1 August 2008

Stories from 1 August 2008

Serbia: CNN Mistakes Budapest for Belgrade

  1 August 2008

Balkan File writes that “CNN has mixed in footage of riots that took place in Budapest, Hungary, with that of the riots in Belgrade”: “Some comments on the web seem to hint that perhaps CNN were deliberately trying to make the protests seem more violent than they actually were –...

Russia: Stalin vs the Tsar?

  1 August 2008

Russian Blog writes about the process of “picking one single person from all of Russian history to represent it, to give it a face, and yes, a name.” FP's Passport reported two weeks ago that “the Tsar currently leads Stalin 267,000 to 263,000, out of nearly 2.4 million votes cast...

Afghanistan: Who killed Afghan Journalist

  1 August 2008

Baktash Siawashi, blogger and journalist from Afghanistan, writes [Fa] about the murder of Abdul Samad Rohani, an Afghan journalist, working for the BBC in Helmand province. He says Taliban,corrupted officials and drug smugglers are “the usual suspects” in this murder.

Haiti: Pierre-Louis is New Haitian PM

  1 August 2008

Blesh Family in Haiti Web Log links to a New York Times report announcing that Michele Pierre-Louis has been confirmed as Prime Minister of Haiti – and adds: “Well we hope this will help Haiti…”

Caribbean: Emancipate Yourselves

  1 August 2008

Today is Emancipation Day in many West Indian territories - the day that effectively celebrates the end of slavery, when all slaves were legally declared free. One hundred and seventy odd years later, a few Caribbean bloggers pay tribute to their forefathers, whose sacrifice has earned them their freedom today...

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