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5 June 2009

Stories from 5 June 2009

Russia: Life in Lipetsk

A letter on the daily life in Lipetsk – at

Poland: Fall of Communism Anniversary

the POLSKI blog, the beatroot, and Travels Without My Spaniel write about the 20th anniversary of the collapse of communism in Poland.

Poland: Signs for Tourists

Polandian believes that “[v]isitors to Poland could use a few official warning signs to help them cope”: “Here are twelve signs I would like to see put up at strategic...

Poland: “20 Years Later”

Polandian re-visits and photographs locations depicted in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s work.

Macedonia: Facebook Ads Survey

GV Author Filip Stojanovski has surveyed some 450 Facebook users from Macedonia on whether they are clicking on the ads placed on Facebook by Macedonian companies and posted the results...

Czech Republic: Day Trips from Prague

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks reviews some of the best day trips from Prague.

Czech Republic: Susan Boyle in Prague

The Czech Daily Word reports that Susan Boyle “will visit Prague in late June/early July to record her album – with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.”

Czech Republic: Entropa reports that Entropa will be on display in the Czech Republic from June 12 through January 2010.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Savo Heleta's “Not My Turn to Die”

Greater Surbiton reviews Savo Heleta's “Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia.”

Pakistan: Sania Saeed And The Bloggers

Some Pakistani bloggers (including Global Voices Pakistan Author Sana Saleem) met with renowned theater activist Sania Saeed to talk about her recent play Main Adakara Banun Gi. Read details about...

Peru: Clashes Break Out in the Amazon Region

The continuing tense situation in the Amazon Region of Peru has taken a turn for the worst with reports of clashes between indigenous protestors and the police. These protests have...

Ghana: Speculation, excitement and hopes over Obama's visit

Bloggers around the world speculate about President Obama's choice to visit Ghana first in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the continent Africans have been asking, “Why Ghana?” Many commentators are suggesting that...

Kazakhstan: “Statistical Error”, a new corruption scandal

Yesterday the Kazakhstani court sanctioned the arrest of Nurman Bayanov, the Deputy Chairman of the Statistics Agency on charges of misappropriation of the funds, assigned to the national census [ru]:...

Egypt: Role of Translation in Social Web Projects

George Weyman, from the Meedan blog, continues to discuss the role of translation in social web projects.

Bahrain: Photos from the Museum

Urang Awak, who is based in Bahrain, visits the Bahrain National Museum and posts those photographs of headstones from the ancient Dilmun Era.

Peru: Death Toll Rises From Clashes in Jungle Region

Isabel from Las Burbujas Recargadas [es] is concerned and angry about the recent developments in Peru's northern jungle where the death toll increases from clashes between indigenous communities and the...

Middle East: Bloggers React to Obama's Address

From being described as the "self-appointed world leader" to questioning his choice of speech venue to choosing to turn a deaf ear to his speech, blogs across the Middle East...

Jamaica: High Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Violence Rates

Adolescent pregnancy continues to be a major health problem in Jamaica, with 35 percent of Jamaican women having their first pregnancy by age 19. Most of these pregnancies are not...

Syria: FC Barcelona Vs Manchester United

Syrian blogger Abu Fares states his loves and hates, which include football teams FC Barcelona and Manchester United respectively.

Myanmar: 64 Words for Aung San Suu Kyi

Do you want to show support for Myanmar opposition leader and global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi? A new website was launched where anyone from around the world can...

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