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13 March 2010

Stories from 13 March 2010

South Africa: inappropriate content in the classroom stage

Rochele Ardesher published a video taken during a South African elementary school class of what she calls inappropriate content where the teacher berates the students for improper bathroom usage.

Taiwan: Inequality in Baseball Game

Los Angeles Dodgers was invited to Taiwan to play with CPBL‘s best players this week. However, after the first game on March 12, media and baseball fans found that all...

China: Journalists unite to demand governor's resignation

Following the incident last week in which Hubei province governor Li Hongzhong berated a reporter and confiscated her recording equipment, growing demand for an apology and Li's subsequent refusal have...

China: GFW history

Damon from interlocals.net posts a video on the history of China's Great Firewall – a filter that covers the whole country and filters and blocks away illegal and politically sensitive...

Serbia: Writers and Politics

Richard Byrne of Balkans via Bohemia pays tribute to Serbian writer Mihajlo Mijhajlov, “a prominent former dissident to both Titoism and nationalism,” who died recently at the age of 76....

Ukraine: New SBU Chief and Declassified Soviet Archives

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about the insights he gained while working with the recently declassified Soviet secret police archives – and about Ukraine's new State Security Service chief,...

Ukraine: New Coalition, New PM

Tammy Lynch of Jamestown Foundation Blog posts an update on Ukraine's new ruling coalition and the new PM.

Ukraine: “Democratic”

Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, writes about one of the Ukrainian definitions of “democratic” – and about the “undemocratic” Ukrainian VIPs.

The Balkans: Byzantine Nostalgia

Similar to Yugo-nostalgia, the nostalgia for the common Byzantine past can sometimes transcend some of the barriers erected through modern nationalism and racism in the Balkans.

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