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7 July 2011

Stories from 7 July 2011

Russia: Anglophone Russia Watchers’ Blogs

The Kremlin Stooge reviews and ranks “Russia watchers'” English-language blogs; Sublime Oblivion interviews Mark Chapman, the blogger writing The Kremlin Stooge.

Russia, U.S.: RT and American Media

Mark Adomanis of Forbes’ The Russia Hand writes about RT, a Russian TV news network previously known as Russia Today, and the American media.

Russia: Fewer Conscripts From North Caucasus?

On Jamestown Foundation Blog, Valery Dzutsev writes about what appears to be a decrease in North Caucasian draftees in the Russian army: “It thus seems that a separation of Russia...

Russia: Chechnya's Police Bosses; al-Zawahiri and North Caucasus

In Moscow's Shadows writes about changes in the leadership of Chechnya's interior ministry, and about changes in al-Qaeda's leadership and the little if any impact it may have on the...

Russia: Women's Rights

Miriam Elder writes about the situation with women's rights in Chechnya.

Armenia: Eurovision Choices

Unzipped: Gay Armenia says that while many outstanding issues still remain to be resolved in terms of Armenia's participation in next year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in estranged...

India: Health Minister Stirs up Gay Sex Controversy

India's Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has stirred up controversy and angered the gay community and gay rights activists with his recent comments at a HIV/AIDS conference in New Delhi....

Iran: A Blogger's life in danger

Hossein Rongahi‘s father says that his son's life is in danger. Hossein is a jailed blogger who needs urgent medical care. He was sentenced to 15 years of prison.

Recent Cases of Journalists Killed in Honduras and Mexico

The Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas blog reports on the latest killings of journalists in Mexico and Honduras.

Latin America: Blogging About the ‘2011 Copa América’

Blogger ‘Marsares’ is covering the 2011 Copa América for equinoXio [es], providing analysis about each football game. Argentina (the host), Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru,...

Caribbean: West Indian Immigrants

The Caribbean Camera reports that of the 245,000 Caribbean immigrants to Canada, the largest populations [were] from Jamaica followed by Haiti and then Trinidad and Tobago.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Space for Art

Pleasure looks at the work of Trinidad and Tobago-born artist Karyn Olivier.

Jamaica: The Power of Social Media

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp “woke up this morning to the true meaning of social media.”

Cuba: Twitter Truce

“The exchange started cold, with scorched looks and the logical suspicion between persons who reside in a nation where debate of opposite opinions is a rare bird”: Iván García blogs...

Bermuda: Corruption in Motion?

As news breaks that the former Premier plans to open a new health agency with “the consultant who coordinated Dr Brown’s trip to India last year”, New Onion asks: “How...

Russia: Interviews With Author Daniel Treisman and Filmmaker Maria Yatskova

For New Books in Russia and Eurasia, Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog interviews author Daniel Treisman on his book The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev and filmmaker...

Serbia: “Interesting Buildings” of Kragujevac and Majdanpek.

Nothing Against Serbia: A Virtual Notebook writes about “interesting buildings” in Kragujevac and Majdanpek.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Photos of Sarajevo

Piran Café has visited Sarajevo and is now beginning to post photos from the trip: a series of timelapses is here, more photos – at Flickr.

Serbia: A Documentary on Belgrade's 1990s Rock Scene posts a subtitled version of Ghetto – the Secret Life of the City, a documentary about Belgrade's alternative rock scene “of the worst period in the nineties, when turbo-folk...

Belarus: An Overview of Political Situation

At, an overview of the situation in Belarus, by Janek Lasocki.

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