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10 August 2009

Stories from 10 August 2009

Moldova: Post-Election Politics

  10 August 2009

At OpenDemocracy.net, Louis O'Neill writes about the post-election politics in Moldova: “All Moldovans should be proud of what they have done with these elections. Let us hope they can be equally proud of their leaders in the next months and beyond.”

Bulgaria: Georgi Yanev's Fight Against Corruption

  10 August 2009

Maya Markova reports on the case of architect Georgi Yanev, who “is well known in Bulgaria as practically the only ordinary citizen who tried to fight the massive corruption in the country”: “To sum up, what is the result of being a good citizen, speaking out about corruption and helping...

Ukraine: Anti-Domestic Violence Ad Campaign

  10 August 2009

At GlobalComment, Natalia Antonova writes about a new anti-domestic violence ad campaign in Ukraine; some of the ads “feature famous Ukrainian boxer Alina Shaternikova with one black eye and a tagline that reads: ‘I put up with it because I want to win. Why do you?‘”

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Brazil: Bolivia expels Brazilian citizens

  10 August 2009

Evo Morales' government claims that recent expulsions of Brazilians from its territory is focused on matters of sovereignty, but some Brazilian bloggers suggest it is to settle government supporters in their place.

Sri Lanka: Another Case Of Plagiarism

  10 August 2009

Nisadas comments on another recent case of publishing content of a blogger by a Sri Lankan newspaper without giving credit: “what I cannot understand is, why are the newspapers paying people to plagiarize?”

Egypt: Five People I Wish to Meet

If you were given the choice of selecting five people you would like to meet in your lifetime, who would they be? Egyptian blogger Ahmed Shokeir blogs at Late Night Stories about five people whom he wishes to meet and be photographed with.

Israel: Critical Means Self-Hating?

In Israel, Kristin says: “I’m so sick and tired of hearing this phrase “self-hating Jew”. I think that to be critical of one’s homeland is to be a true citizen: this can be done in many ways but if you are willing to strive to better it, how is this...

India: Premier Padmini

  10 August 2009

Anil P at Windy Skies features the Premier Padmini automobile which ruled the Indian roads for three decades and survived the demands Indian consumers placed on it.

China: The Dongying Mass Incident

  10 August 2009

ESWN translated a story from Chinapic about a massive criminal assault incident in Dongying County of Shandong province, which was caused by local government's intervention in the relocation of a market place.

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Taiwan: Southern Taiwan devastated by typhoon Morakot

  10 August 2009

On Aug. 7, 2009, typhoon Morakot landed on Taiwan. The Central Weather Bureau urged residents in Northern Taiwan to be prepared for the heavy rain and strong wind brought by Morakot. However, it turned out that southern Taiwan has suffered from more devastating landslides and floods when compared with northern...

Haiti, DR: Border Tension

  10 August 2009

Repeating Islands reports on growing tensions at the Haiti/Dominican Republic border, following the alleged murder of a Dominican citizen by a Haitian, who is “accused of committing the crime to steal a motorcycle.”

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