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12 May 2009

Stories from 12 May 2009

Cental & Eastern Europe: Crime Fiction

Jost A Mon posts a “roundup of translated crime fiction consumed in April” – which includes a few books by writers from the CEE region.

Russia: Translation of Baymurat Story

Jost A Mon translates Roman Gruzov's Bolshoi Gorod text (RUS) about Baymurat, “an unlikely star” of the Russian internet, mentioned on GV back in April – here: “… a poorly...

Serbia: Skull Tower

Gray Falcon writes: “If there was just one thing I could show someone seeking to understand the Serbs, I would take them to a hill northeast of Niš (Ниш), and...

Latvia: “Personalities” in Riga Election

All About Latvia writes about the people who are “driving the vote” in Riga's local election next month: “The June 6 contest is about personalities more than about party platforms...

Russia: Visa Application Process

White Sun of the Desert writes about the Russian visa application process: “Then at the beginning of this year they decided that all applications had to come with a notarised...

Bangladesh: NSU Students Protest Against Tution Fee Hike

Hussain M. Elius writes in details about the unjustified tution fee hike of one of the leading private universities in Dhaka, Bangladesh and the protest of the students.

Maldives: Parliamentary Elections

The first multiparty legislative elections of Maldives have ended and “the party of the Maldives’ dissident-turned-president has likely won the most seats in the country's first multiparty legislative elections, but...

Help Global Voices Advocacy win $3000 by writing one post

Help Global Voices Advocacy win $1200! The prize money would help us continue to raise awareness of attacks on online freedom of speech, and share tools and tactics with activists...

Paraguay: Mala Visión in Guaraní Mythology

Mala Visión is a nocturnal spirit that lives in the forest and is part of the Guaraní mythology in Paraguay. Al Paraguay [es] tells about the beliefs held by his...

Dominican Republic: Number of Twitter Users in the Country

There are more than 1,000 Dominicans currently using Twitter and it is growing in popularity according to Joan Guerrero of Duarte 101 [es].

Colombia: Day of the Internet Activities in Bogotá

Carolina Botero writes about some of the Day of the Internet activities in Bogotá [es], Colombia.

Guatemala: Tenor Mario Chang to Star in European Opera

The Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang recently won a contest in Italy and will star in the opera “Love Elixir” writes Guate 360 [es].

Egypt: Obama to Address Muslim World from Egypt

The date is all set. US President Barack Hussain Obama will deliver his much anticipated speech on relations with the Muslim world in Egypt on June 4 and the Egyptian...

Cuba: First Case of Swine Flu

Both Havana Times and Repeating Islands report that Cuba has identified its first case of the Swine Flu.

Haiti: Lamothe, Classical Composer

AfriClassical profiles Ludovic Lamothe, one of Haiti's most renowned classical composers.

Cuba: Blogging from Prison

Uncommon Sense reveals that “Cuban independent journalist Pablo Pacheco Ávila…has started a blog”, while Octavo Cerco fills in the details on how he's managing to get his voice heard from...

Cuba, Jamaica: Examining the Revolution

“What has the Cuban Revolution achieved for the people of the country, the Caribbean and the wider world after 50 years in power?” Jamaican diaspora blogger Mark Lee, writing at...

Jamaica: Dealing with Crime?

Jamaica Salt is not convinced by the National Security Minister's approach to solving crime.

Guyana: There Goes the Community

“As we, as a nation, strive to put food on tables and to build, renovate or spruce up our homes we have developed a culture of neglecting our wider environment...

Japan: What a marker can do

Minimal, beautiful drawings of women by Yutaka Onozawa at his blog 11 nines.

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