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15 October 2008

Stories from 15 October 2008

Hungary: Outing the Informers

Hungarian Spectrum writes about an ongoing debate on whether the communist-era informers should be outed or not.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: “Bushisms”

“Regardless of what people think of Bush he will be remembered for the war in Iraq and standing next to Tony Blair. But mostly he will be remembered for his...

Belize: Storm Watch

Belizean says that “A tropical storm watch has been issued for southern Belize as tropical depression No. 16 approaches the area.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Kamenica Mass Grave

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports that forensic experts have unearthed the remains of 362 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide from a mass grave in Kamenica: “Victims were hunted down while...

Jamaica: Financial Crisis

A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah says that Jamaica will feel the effects of the global financial crisis primarily through remittances and tourism: “What Jamaica needs to do is produce...

Macedonia: Stanisław Pigoń's Website

Say: Macedonia shares a link to Stanisław Pigoń's website, which offers a “positive and cosmopolitan view of Macedonia.”

Jamaica, Haiti: Blogging about Poverty

“One of the remarkable consequences of blogging is that people of like minds can join together to raise the global consciousness about a particular issue”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp uses his...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: National Football Team

Bosnian Football Culture writes about the Bosnian national football team, its fans, and its games against Turkey.

Serbia: Campaign Against Sonja Biserko

Greater Surbiton writes about smear campaign against the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia and the organization's head, Sonja Biserko.

Ukraine: “Truth and Falsehoods” of Holodomor

The 8th Circle writes in detail about “truth and falsehoods” of Holodomor, “an artificially created famine by Joseph Stalin during 1932-33, which starved to death 3 – 3.5 million Ukrainians.”

India: And the Bookers prize goes to..

Über Desi reports that the Chennai born Arvind Adiga has won the 2008 Man Booker prize for his debut novel ‘The White Tiger’, which the Guardian describes as “a bracingly...

Pakistan: Understanding ‘Media Mujahideen’

Manzoor Chandio at Pak Tea House writes on the growing phenomenon of urban Talibanism and critiques some columnists and anchorpersons of English and Urdu newspapers and TV channels of Pakistan...

Azerbaijan: Election Day

The View from Baku comments on today's presidential election in Azerbaijan. The blog says that a second term in office for the incumbent, Ilham Aliyev, is a foregone conclusion. The...

China: Six Harbin Police Beat To Death University Student

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local breaking news about six Harbin police beat to death a 22 years old university student (with disturbing photos of dead body). Shanghaiist streamed a...

China: Crisis Watch

Fons from China Herald started a series of writing on China Crisis Watch, so far there are part 1, 2, and 3.

Japan: Making Monks

Japan-newbie introduces a new blog called making monks, which aims at creating an online sangha capable of supporting the growth and development of Buddhist monks.

Egypt: Detainees Stacked Like Sardine in a Cage?

Prisoners stacked one on top of the other in a cage? Award winning Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas exposes yet another horrific breach of human rights on his popular blog Misr...

Global: Babbling Doll Offensive to American Parents

If you think that the incomprehensible sounds babies make mean nothing, think again. Keeping up with the times, the blogopshere is abuzz over Fisher-Price’s Baby Cuddle and Coo doll, which...

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