13 June 2010

Stories from 13 June 2010

France : Poetry Slam World Cup

  13 June 2010

Bobigny, in the Paris suburbs, is hosting  a different kind of  world cup, namely  the 4th Poetry Slam World Cup (the quarter finals), on June 12th and 13th. Bondy Blog interviews [Fr] two  finalists:  Le Wise, from Gabon, and Philipp Sharri, from Germany.

Fiji: Priorities questioned for boarding school

  13 June 2010

Just a week after Fiji's Ratu Kadavulevu School was closed by the health department because its kitchen wasn't up to code, the country's largest boarding school dedicated a new chapel at the cost of about US $500,000. Wendy, writing in the blog Babasiga, asked why the school kitchen wasn't fixed...

India: Canadian Visa For BSF Members

  13 June 2010

There is a lively discussion going on in Death Ends Fun Blog on the issue of denial of Canadian visa to an ex- Indian Boder security Force (BSF) member because the force has a record of violence.

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan: Initial Coverage of the “Osh Massacre”

On June 10, 2010, local clashes between the ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek population in the Kyrgyz part of the Ferghana valley turned into a full-blown massacre and further exodus of the Kyrgyzstan-based Uzbeks. It seems that the conflict had been incited by the Kyrgyz organized criminal gangs in order to destabilize the region and might be connected with the revolutionary events in Kyrgyzstan two months earlier. The post summarizes initial coverage of the event by local bloggers.

Kyrgyzstan: “I Call It a Massacre!”

English-language coverage of the situation in Kyrgyzstan – at neweurasia.net. Kyrgyz blogger writes: “Call it whatever you want, but I name it a massacre of Uzbeks in Osh and Jalalabad (Kyrgyzstan), which is, at the moment, still going on and the Interim government headed by Rosa Otunbaeva cannot do anything...

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