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10 September 2011

Stories from 10 September 2011

Russia, Italy: Andrei Tarkovsky's Polaroids

Jana writes [sr] about Instant Light, a collection of 60 Polaroid photographs by film director Andrei Tarkovsky, and posts some sample photos from the book.

Lithuania: Mushroom-Picking and Basketball

Lithuania – the best! writes about mushroom-picking and basketball: “I believe that mushroom hunting is second favorite sport in Lithuania after basketball :)”

Ukraine: “The Book ‘Wot Yanukovyhc Rote'”

Vasyl Pawlowsky of uaMuzik, LEvko of Foreign Notes and Alexander Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues comment of Opportunity Ukraine, a new book that is said to have been written by...

Ukraine: Commemorating Georgiy Gongadze on Sept. 16

Україна – Ukraine blog writes [uk] about the upcoming commemorations of Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist who disappeared eleven years ago, on Sept. 16, 2000: on Facebook [uk], and in...

Philippines: Lolong, World’s Largest Crocodile

A 21-foot saltwater crocodile is now under captivity in the Philippines and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. Animal rights activists are urging the...

Spain: Intense Political and Social Debate on the Constitutional Reform

Political and social debate in Spain has been intense these past few months. The latest news that has once again caused thousands to take to the streets in protest has...

Ukraine: Photos From Sevastopol's City Hospital #1

English Russia translates LJ user aquatek-filips’ photo report [ru] from the City Hospital #1 in Sevastopol, Ukraine.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Dumb ‘Ha-Ha’ References” to War in Books and Movies

Amila Bosnae writes about being disturbed by the casual mentions of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina “in random books or movies”: “But the book simply goes on, like I didn’t just...

Zambia: Political Parties Campaign Online For September 20 Polls

Less than two weeks before Zambia goes to the polls on September 20, 2011, political parties have taken their campaigns beyond the traditional methods of using posters, TV adverts and...

Russia, Ukraine: “PayPal’s Epic Fail”

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy writes about PayPal's erroneous announcement of the upcoming lifting of some of the limitations for users in Russia and Ukraine.

Czech Republic: Milan Kundera and Privacy Issues

At OpenDemocracy.net, James Warner writes about Milan Kundera's work and the issues of privacy in the age of totalitarianism and now, in the age of new technologies and the internet.

Tanzania: Real-time Information on Zanzibar Boat Accident

You can follow real-time information on the Zanzibar boat accident 10th Sep 2011 or send report by sending a tweet with the hashtag/s #ZanzibarBoatAccident or #Zanzibar or #Pemba.

Croatia: The Largest “Welcome” in the World

Benita Hussain of Matador Network interviews Daniel Lacko, “a sponsored outdoor adventurer writing the largest ‘WELCOME’ in the world while exploring the Croatian coastline”; Lacko's travel blog is here.

Cuba: Former Prisoners of Conscience Detained

Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter reports that “José Daniel Ferrer Garcia was detained together with fellow former prisoner of conscience of the group of 75, Ángel Moya, Raumel Vinajera...

U.S. Virgin Islands: Expecting Tropical Storm Maria

News of St. John says that the center of Tropical Storm Maria is expected to pass over the island at 2 p.m. today, adding: “The Governor has declared a State...

Trinidad & Tobago: Addiction Advice

“What every single one of us have found is that at some point…it stops being your decision. You lose control over it, and using becomes involuntary. Willpower has nothing to...

Cameroon: Hackers Worthy of the Name

Ntrjack writes [fr] in his blog: “So the youth of Cameroon have discovered the gold mine of the free Internet and everyone now wants to go online using multimedia telephones,...

Egypt: Lebanese Blogger and Activist Denied Entry and Deported

Award-winning Lebanese blogger Imad Bazzi was denied entry to Egypt, detained and interrogated at the airport and deported back to Lebanon on the next flight to Beirut. Tarek Amr checks...

WikiLeaks Cables on Malaysia

uppercaise reports that the 994 cables from the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in the WikiLeaks database is now online. There are 462 unclassified cables, 438 classified as confidential, and...

Reducing Corruption in Malaysia

Greg Lopez of New Mandala notes that despite the numerous anti-corruption efforts in the past years, corruption continues rise in Malaysia.

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