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2 August 2008

Stories from 2 August 2008

Peru: Juan Arellano Interviewed About Lingua Project

Global Voices in Spanish editor Juan Arellano was recently interviewed by Kat of Traductósphera [es] about his work on the Lingua project.

Peru: Rancas Faces Off Against Mining Company

The Peruvian community of Rancas has found itself in a struggle against the mining company Volcán. Some local leaders have been protesting the environmental damage caused by this profitable industry,...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sarajevo's New Towers

Anthony Guennegou (FRE) posted a series of photos of the newly constructed towers in Sarajevo, as a follow-up to his post on the Avaz Tower, which had been heavily destroyed...

Serbia: Slatko Recipe

Sajkaca of the collective blog Balkan Crew shares the recipe for Slatko (Serbian for “sweet”), a Balkan specialty that is “a preserve in which fruits are kept whole in a...

Russia: All Pigs Are Equal…

LJ user kaloy draws a thought-provoking parallell (RUS) between the declaration of a state of emergency in North Ossetia, because of African swine plague, and the neighbouring Ingushetia, where 23...

Russia: ‘Moscow Rules’ Review

Russia Blog posts a review of Moscow Rules – an espionage thriller by former CNN producer Daniel Silva.

Russia: Kaliningrad Jazz Festival

Copydude comments on the Kaliningrad jazz festival, named after the local chain of pizzerias – Don Chento.

Russia: Security Service Hits Art Extremism

Grigory Pasko of Robert Amsterdam shares his views on the new Chekists and the crackdown by the security service (FSB) on members of the art group Poeticized Association for the...

Belarus: Legal Changes After Minsk Blast

LJ user Alcorets posts an amendment (RUS) to the Belarus law on counteracting terrorism, which has been adopted as a consequence of the July 4 bomb blast in Minsk.

Russia: Pen Mightier Than Sword?

Suomalais-venäläinen kansalaisfoorumi posts a translation of an article on the Kremlin vs. democratic opposition, written by Stanislav Yakovlev, leader of the Russian radical democratic youth movement Smena.

Russia: 94 Years Since WWI Started

LJ user crazycat_meyr commemorates (RUS) the 94th anniversary of the German declaration of war on Russia in 1914.

Russia: Solar Eclipse and Politics in Samara

Russian photojournalist Oleg Klimov was in the city of Samara on August 1, the day of a total eclipse of the Sun, to meet with representatives of the local opposition....

Armenia: Organized Opposition

Unzipped comments on yesterday's opposition rally held in central Yerevan and the formation of a new post-presidential election opposition congress. The blog notes that while the opposition's demands remain the...

Saudi Arabia: A ban on cats and dogs

Earlier this week in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, a ban was announced on selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in public, because of men apparently...

Saudi Arabia: The religious police within

Naeem, an American Muslim living in Saudi Arabia, describes the mutawwa (religious police) he believes most Muslims have within them, focusing on external piety instead of true internal reform.

Madagascar: who is going to the Olympics?

There was a bit of confusion about the number of people who will be part of the Malagasy delegation in the 2008 Olympics. Official reports were not disclosed until a...

Madagascar to Hong Kong: “Give us the Emerald back”

Lova Rabary-Rakotondravony explains that the government of Madagascar has sent four delegates to Honk Kong to try to retrieve one of the heaviest and largest emerald on matrix in the...

Taiwan Blogger of a feather flock together

Annual Taiwan blogger BoF [zh] (named from “Birds of a feather”) is going to be held on Aug. 3rd in Taipei. Hundreds to thousands of Taiwan bloggers will enjoy the...

Hungary: Traffic Laws

Hungarian Spectrum writes about traffic laws and violations.

Hungary: Public TV

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian Public Television – “Magyar Televízió = MTV”: “Most people I know tell me that they hardly ever watch MTV with the possible exception of...

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