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26 January 2009

Stories from 26 January 2009

Hungary: Views on Obama

Belatedly, a post on the Hungarian reactions to Barack Obama's inauguration – at Hungarian Spectrum.

Estonia: A Different Path

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes that “most international English-language news coverage of the recent riots in Latvia and Lithuania has shocked me by the lack of basic knowledge about...

Estonia: Blogger's Response to Edward Lucas

AnTyx responds to the Economist's Edward Lucas: “So why does he, or anyone, seriously think that the economic crisis will be a test of Estonia's national spirit? We may become...

Czech Republic: A Fairy Tale; Travel; Language

Czechmatediary writes about travel to Telc, Moravia, which is also called the “Moravian Venice”; posts a Czech fairy tale about the 12 months; and asks a linguistics expert about the...

Czech Republic: News and Culture Roundup

A few updates from CzechFolks.com: Josef Lada‘s drawings; Karel Capek‘s life and writings; Vaclav Havel‘s health problems; the launch of a new Czech TV station; the 20th anniversary of Czech...

India: A New Blog School

Gautam Ghosh reports that the India blog school has organized a training program for Bloggers in Agra recently.

Bulgaria: School Access for Disabled Kids

Maya's Corner translates excerpts from Mogilino, a Bulgarian-language blog, on how the “Bulgarian authorities deprive disabled children of education.”

Bangladesh: Cadet Colleges Need To Be Upgraded

Kotha-Chhilo (something to say) comments that the cadet colleges in Bangladesh need to be upgraded.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Support for Florence Hartmann

Amila Bosnae writes about the case of Florence Hartmann, journalist and former spokeswoman for Carla del Ponte, who published a book about the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia...

United States: Nedjo Ikonic's Deportation Case

Kirk Johnson of Americans for Bosnia writes that “the ever-vigilant Daniel at Srebrenica Genocide Blog has passed along a disturbing story about a US District Judge who evidently doesn't think...

Croatia: Grobnik

Living Life in the eX-Yugoslavian Zone writes about Grobnik, Croatia's “birthplace of warriors.”

Pakistan: Where Is The Love For Culture?

Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs opines that Pakistanis are losing their cultural identity: “Isn’t our love for arts, culture, literature and our own aesthetic identity fading away?”

Middle East, Balkans: Comparing the Conflicts

Marko Attila Hoare and Jasmin Ademovic discuss at Greater Surbiton whether “Israel today [is] like Serbia in the 1990s.”

Ukraine: Rusyn Separatism

Lands Far Away… writes about “the threat of Rusyn separatism in Ukraine.”

EU: The Launch of Bloggingportal.eu

Kosmopolito announces the launch of Bloggingportal.eu: “The new place to read EU blogs and keep yourself updated on the EU blogosphere.”

Sri Lanka: Journalists Are Fleeing

In Mutiny reports that some of Sri Lanka’s top columnists and media personalities are fleeing from the country fearing for their lives.

Russia: LJ and “the Western Powers”

IZO writes that “the importance of the Russian LiveJournal blogosphere is leading the Western Powers to suck up to the leading bloggers and infiltrate the discussion sites.”

EU, Russia, Ukraine: “Everyone A Loser”

Michael Berendt of Blogactiv.eu writes that “[a]ll those directly affected [by the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute] were the biggest losers of all,” but that “[o]n the other hand the long-term case...

Ukraine, Russia, EU: Gas Politics

Antal Dániel of Central Europe Activ believes that Ukraine is “one of the most corrupted countries, a quasi-bankrupt and quasi-failed state” and quotes Gazprom's deputy chairman to emphasize that “the...

India: Reactions to Slumdog Millionaire

If you have not heard about Slumdog Millionaire then you must have missed all the buzz and the word of mouth publicity the film has got over the past few...

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