Tuesday 18 October 2011
October 18, 2011
For U.S. Police, A Delicate Balance In Dealing With Wall Street Protesters
The Occupy Wall Street protests have swept across the United States and spread to Europe and beyond. But in every American city, the demonstrations have been met by a strong police presence determined to keep the crowds under control and within the law.
October 17, 2011
Tito's Granddaughter Says Sarajevo 'Has Kept Its Spirit'
Svetlana Broz, the granddaughter of former Yugoslav leader Josip Tito, has been has been battling ethnic intolerance for two decades. A cardiologist and a native of Belgrade, she came to Bosnia during the 1992-95 war to do humanitarian work. Broz runs the NGO Gariwo, which facilitates ethnic tolerance. Her 2002 book "Good People In An Evil Time" chronicled acts of good will by Bosnians of all ethnic backgrounds during the war.
October 17, 2011
Life In The Fast Lane For Iran's Well-Connected Super-Rich
Iran's super-rich show off their wealth by driving around in a range of flashy, expensive cars. An investigation commissioned by the European Union has found that the prestigious models are being imported by financiers with close ties to the Islamic regime's power structure.
October 16, 2011
No Way Forward For Afghan Asylum Seekers In Europe's Capital
Afghan national Mahboub and his young family are in legal limbo in the heart of Europe. It is too dangerous for them to return to Afghanistan, yet their asylum applications in Belgium have been rejected three times, forcing them to move from various social housing projects to sleeping on the streets of Brussels. The family's situation serves as a grim reminder of the failure of the asylum system in one of the European Union's richest countries.
October 15, 2011
FC Kosova Schaerbeek: A Small Brussels Soccer Club With Big Dreams
They might still be an amateur club, but FC Kosova Schaerbeek is already creating quite a buzz in the Albanian community in Brussels. The soccer team tops its regional league and is doing it with style. It has become much more than just a sports club for its followers who hope that it someday will reach the dizzy heights of the Belgian league system.
October 14, 2011
Republika Srpska's Dodik Says He's 'Only Supporting The Constitution'
Milorad Dodik, who has headed the ethnic-Serb entity of Bosnia as Republika Srpska's president since November 2010, accuses Bosnian Muslims of trying to "impose their will" on the country's ethnic Serbs and Croats, and blames the "constant meddling" of Western powers for the country's political problems.
October 13, 2011
Russian Tabloids Thriving In Changing Media Environment
With most newspapers going through hard times, Russia’s bombastic tabloids are thriving. Several famous Soviet-style broadsheets have reinvented themselves as tabloids to pander to a public that is tiring of leaden political reporting.
October 12, 2011
As Russian Bloggers Gain Prominence, The Kremlin Takes Notice
Unfettered by the restraints imposed on traditional mass media, Russia's vibrant blogosphere is often touted as the last bastion for the free exchange of ideas and the final platform for Russia's opposition. But as the blogosphere gains momentum, the Kremlin is redoubling its efforts to control it.