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2 November 2009

Stories from 2 November 2009

CEE: A Travel Roundup

A selection of travel posts – Belgraded: travel from Belgrade to Sarajevo by train for the first time in 17 years, ‘Red Star’ stadium possibly to be renamed ‘Gazprom Arena’,...

Russia: Census 2010

Window on Eurasia and Russia Blog write that it now looks like the 2010 census in Russia is not going to be delayed to 2013.

Ukraine: Flu Updates

Updates on the flu situation in Ukraine – at What's Up, Ukraine?, MoldovAnn, Greetings from Kyiv and Scenes from the Sidewalk.

French Caribbean: “La Toussaint”

In the French-speaking Caribbean, celebrating "La Toussaint", All Saints' and All Souls' Days, are as much an opportunity for family reunions as the Christmas season is. Here is a review...

Russia: More on Oct. 31 Opposition Rally

Oleg Kozlovsky writes about this past Saturday's opposition rally in Moscow: “I was arrested while trying to tweet what I saw. Apparently, one of the officers recognized me. Along with...

The Balkans: Another Open Letter To Amnesty International

Another open letter to Noam Chomsky and Amnesty International – at Americans For Bosnia, Greater Surbiton, and Srebrenica Genocide Blog.

Albania: A Travel Blog

A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court links to the “blog/diary of Mykel's Italian-Albanian trip.”

Russia: Pumpkins

IZO writes: “Sales of pumpkins are up in the Moscow markets (KP, in Russian). But in general, Russians are not interested in Halloween (Interfax). That is prob because Russian women...

Iran: Free Hossein Derakhshan

On the one-year anniversary of the arrest of controversial Iranian blogger Hossein Derakshan, his compatriots launch a campaign to keep the issue of his detention alive.

Nepal: Maoist Protests Begin

Members of the UCPN (Maoist) and their supporters have started protests in Nepal to fulfill their demands including establishment of a Maoist led government and integration of the Maoist Army...

Nepal: Kathmandu In Trouble

“Kathmandu is officially dead,” declares Blogdai out of frustrations due to the increasing problems in the capital of Nepal. Read the post for details.

Lithuania: National Identities

“Everyone is a historian here, everyone is preoccupied arguing who Vilnius belonged to in the past, whose it should be now, and whether true Lithuanians were of Slavic or Baltic...

India: A Pashmina Embroiderer

My Marrakesh visits the Kashmir region in India and shares the tale of a Pashmina embroider along with pictures.

Belarus: “Prison Universities”

“Young protesters whom I met in Belarus in recent years, account for more days spent in jail between them, than for the number of years they have lived,” writes Yuri...

Bangladesh: Practical Solutions For Traffic Jams

Habib Siddiqui discusses some practical solutions to minimize traffic jams in the mega-city Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Egypt: El Koshary launched

A new sarcastic news website has been launched in Egypt. El Koshary, dubbed as Egypt's most reliable news service, has been welcomed by bloggers.

Syria: Studies and books about blogging

Syrian blogger Marcell provided links [Ar], in her blog, to a number of studies and books that discuss blogging in Syria and the Arab countries in general.

Jamaica: Cat Among Pigeons

“Although public discourse in Jamaica might lead you to believe that at the root of the country's problems are the ‘irresponsible’ lyrics emanating from its dancehalls, reality suggests otherwise”: Annie...

Trinidad & Tobago: Death Penalty

More discussion on the death penalty from KnowTnT.com, here and here.

Guyana: Outrage at Police Torture Allegations

Following a Kaieteur News report on the alleged torture of a 14-year-old boy by members of the Guyana police force, bloggers in Guyana and elsewhere in the Caribbean express shock...

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