Elia Varela Serra · August, 2008

Journalist and blogger with an African interest.

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Latest posts by Elia Varela Serra from August, 2008

Blogger of the Week: Janine Mendes-Franco

  25 August 2008

Today's installment of the Blogger of the Week series is taking us to the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago, home to Global Voices regional editor for the Caribbean Janine Mendes-Franco.

Czech Republic: History Happens on 8

  17 August 2008

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks recounts important events of Czech history that happened in years ending in 8, such as the birth of Czechoslovakia in 1918 or the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, and wonders if something important is going to happen before the end of this year.

Serbia: Milorad Čavić's Silver Medal

  17 August 2008

Swimmer Milorad Čavić celebrated in his blog the silver medal in 100 metres butterfly that he won on the 14th, coming in second to Michael Phelps by 1/100 of a second in the final which prompted a request for review by the Serbian Swimming Federation.

Poland: Army Day

  16 August 2008

Ian Scattergood of 20 East comments on yesterday's celebration of the Army Day in Poland, including several photos of the military parades around Warsaw.

Russia, Georgia: A tale of two wars

  15 August 2008

Vadim Nikitin of the Foreign Policy Association Russia blog, analyzes the parallel coverage of the South Ossetia conflict by US and Russian media, saying “The US media covered the Russian invasion of Georgia and its airstrikes on Gori, while the Russian media covered the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia and...

Ethiopia: First Olympic Gold Medal

  15 August 2008

Mamá Etiopía [Spanish] reports that the Ethiopian Olympic team collected their first gold medal, won by female runner Tirunesh Dibaba in the 10,000 meters category. The blog also comments on other favorite Ethiopian athletes with high chances to win medals.

Serbia: Solidarity for South Ossetia

  14 August 2008

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia has translated a “special message of brotherhood” for Serbia from the President of South Ossetia, published in the Serbian newspaper Glas gadosti. Byzantine Blog reports that on Tuesday protesters against Radovan Karadžić's arrest went in front of the Russian Embassy in Serbia to congratulate the...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Archeological Vandalism?

  14 August 2008

YakimaGulagLitteraryGazett reported that an archaelogical site was vandalised a few days ago in the mediaeval fortress of Visoki, at the top of the hill of Visocica -the alleged site of an ancient pyramid. Le site d'Irna goest into much more detail about the incident, [French – English translation here] noting...

Ukraine: Government Position Towards Georgia

  13 August 2008

LEvko of Foreign Notes comments on the attitude of the Ukrainian government towards the situation in Georgia. The Ukrainian President, accompanied by the Presidents of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, and the PM of Latvia, is today visiting Tbilisi, he writes.

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