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21 April 2009

Stories from 21 April 2009

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Genocide Prevention Month Commemorations

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about the Genocide Prevention Month commemorations in Sarajevo – here and here.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Re-Naming of Towns

Amila Bosnae writes about re-naming of towns in Bosnia & Herzegovina's Republika Srpska.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Intermarriage

Gray Falcon writes about intermarriage in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Bihac

Travel report and pictures from “Bihac and surroundings” – at Bosnia Blog.

Czech Republic: “Kuličky”

The Reference Frame writes about the Czech movie “Marbles” (Kuličky), screened at the 22nd Festival of Czech Films.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 1,000 More Srebrenica Victims To Be Buried July 11

1,000 new funerals of victims of the Srebrenica massacre have been scheduled for July 11, 2009, Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports.

India: Candidates Debate

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an Independent MP in the upper house of Indian parliament (Rajya Sabha) suggests a debate face-off between the two Prime Ministerial candidates: “A Dr Manmohan Singh vs. LK...

Albania: Trees in Tirana

A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court writes about the efforts of the Tirana mayor's office to make the city greener.

Bangladesh: Student Politics

An Ordinary Citizen is worried about the continuous violence in different campuses of Bangladesh and comments that it is time to rethink about the objective of student politics in the...

Sri Lanka: Lamenting On The War

Sri Lankan blogger Mathawaada, who blogs at A Collision Of Ideas, laments on the civil war hearing the news that the LTTE rebels are finally being defeated militarily: “Ah…this war....

Bahrain: BahrainBlogs.org Blocked by Information Ministry

Silly Bahraini Girl reports that her country's Information Ministry has blocked access to Bahrainblogs.org, an aggregator which brings all Bahraini blogs under one roof.

UAE: Pirates Linked to the Gulf

The Grapeshisha Blog, from the UAE, comments on a news report linking the Somali pirates to Dubai and other Gulf states.

Morocco: Lalami's Second Novel Secret Son Launched

The View from Fez announces the launch of Moroccan blogger and author Laila Lalami‘s novel Secret Son. Lalami writes about the launch here.

Sri Lanka: Footage Of LTTE Brutality On Trapped Civilians

Yzma’s Blog posts a video footage showing the brutality of the LTTE on the trapped Sri Lankan civilians while they were trying to escape.

Iran: Islamist bloggers’ poems in praise of Ahmadinejad

While several Iranian bloggers criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations conference on racism in Geneva yesterday, some Islamist bloggers praised his performance. Hamed Talebi, on his blog Khabarnegar Mosalman (“Muslim...

Iran: Free Potatoes Inflamed Electoral Fever

The Iranian authorities have distributed free potatoes in recent weeks in different cities. Several Iranian politicians have criticized the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s government free potato distribution as an act of the...

Armenia: Maths problem

Unzipped comments on attempts by police to prevent a small march by a local political youth from heading to the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. The blog posts a video and...

Fiji: Devaluation debate

The past week bloggers in Fiji have had a lot to say about the devaluation of the Fiji Dollar. On April 15, the Reserve Bank of Fiji devalued the Fiji...

Haiti: Senate Elections

Alice Smeets posts a series of photographs of Haiti's senatorial elections this past weekend, while My Life, an Open Book… says: “It turned out to be a terrible election…not because...

Honduras: Does the Country Need a New Constitution?

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya recently announced that he will ask the people whether or not the country needs a new Constitution. He says yes, but will let the people decide....

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