Stories from 4 November 2010
Use the #thaiflood twitter hashtag to monitor the recent flooding disaster in Thailand. Flooding also hit the north part of Malaysia
Geek in White posts the public holidays in Brunei for the year 2011
Many Twitter users, such as @ligadoemsérie [pt], @todearaujo [pt], @judaocombr [br] and @Inagaki [pt] tweeted their dissatisfaction with pay-TV channel FOX [pt] for its premiere of a long-awaited horror series that was shown with several cuts [pt], reducing broadcast time by ten minutes.
On Friday, October 29th, the court's sentence was handed down for the offensive libel suit brought by the former government minister and parliament member Jorge Mufarech Nemy against the law school graduate and blogger José Alejandro Godoy. The reaction from media and bloggers has been immediate.
Raf Uzar writes about the history of Polonezköy, Istanbul's “‘Polish-themed’ village.”
Some facts on HIV/AIDS in Russia and other FSU states – at FP's Passport.
Teaching about the famine of the 1930s in Kazan, Tatarstan – at OpenDemocracy.net.
At OpenDemocracy.net, Clementine Cecil writes about the campaign to save Samara’s buildings from “corrupt developers.”
International relations researcher Bruno Oliveira Martins, has launched a series of guest posts in his blog Tratados [Treaties, pt&en], written by analysts and academics on issues related to NATO and the Lisbon Summit (November 19-20). The aim is to broaden the debate and to raise awareness about the scope of...
Tanya Lokshina's article about attacks on women who aren't wearing headscarves in Chechnya – at OpenDemocracy.net.
Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about things that the former PMs of Slovenia and Croatia have in common: “Not only are both former prime ministers of their respective countries, their parties are also members of European People’s Party, they were both implicated in alleged (and then strenuously denied) fixing of border...
Belatedly, a link to the discussion of Barack Obama's contribution to security in the Baltic region – at Itching for Eestimaa.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about “an uphill battle” that the Estonian Social Democratic Party and its new leader, 36-year-old Sven Mikser, are facing: “Most Estonian voters I have encountered are pretty uninformed when it comes to left-wing politics. They refer to social democrats as “socialists,” which, in their mind, might...
Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, draws attention to the work of Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov and the Crimean Tatar folk and jazz guitarist Enver Izmaylov.