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Stories about Norway

18 July 2015

You Can't Read These Books, But Your Great-Great-Grandchildren Can

A thousand trees have been planted in a forest in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed a century from now.

29 June 2015

Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla

"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."

8 June 2015

International ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ on Its Way to Break the Gaza Siege

The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?

14 February 2015

Are We Witnessing the Death of ‘Uh'? Um, Maybe — and Not Just in English

We humans have been using expressions of hesitation for a long time. Linguists are now noting a shift in usage across a number of Germanic languages from "um" to "uh."

20 July 2014

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

The Bridge

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

6 June 2013

Norwegian Music Video Offends Kyrgyzstanis

For small, landlocked and little-known countries such as Kyrgyzstan, "self-branding" is a slow and difficult process. So, when stars from foreign countries arrive to shoot a video in your countryside,...

6 January 2013

Sex Allegations Hound Russia's Top Blogger

RuNet Echo

As RuNet was preparing to celebrate the New Year, Tatyana Delsal, estranged ex-wife of popular blogger and Coordinating Council member Rustem Adagamov, has accused him of statutory rape.

15 May 2012

Norway: Discussing Latin America at the Oslo Freedom Forum

Last week the fourth gathering of the Oslo Freedom Forum was carried out, organized by the Human Rights Foundation in the Norwegian capital. The event covered a series of topics...

6 April 2012

Armenia: Straight to the village

With a GDP per capita estimated at just $5,400 in 2011, Armenia is one of the poorest countries in the former Soviet Union. The situation is particularly noticeable in the...

20 March 2012

Norway Hosts First Journalism Award for Indigenous Broadcasters

Norway is widely known for hosting the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Awards. This month, the Scandinavian country is hosting the debut of another important yet largely unknown journalism award ceremony...

15 March 2012

Macedonia: Fuel Prices Continue to Rise

Continuous increase of fuel prices is a cause of much concern for citizens of Macedonia, and some vent the tension through humor.

17 January 2012

Black Women in European Politics: from Struggle to Success

Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so...

3 August 2011

A Letter From China to the Norwegian Killer

Many Chinese netizens could not comprehend the atrocities committed by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway. In their eyes, Norway is a paradise, where people enjoy a high standard of living...

1 August 2011

United Kingdom: #BlameTheMuslims Twitter Hashtag Spins Out of Context

Sanum Ghafoor is a 19-year old Muslim student in the UK. Aggravated at how Muslims were immediately accused for any act of violence, especially following last week's Oslo attacks, Sanum...

24 July 2011

Norway: A Firsthand Account of the Massacre in Utøya

Prableen Kaur, a 23-year old local politician and youth leader from Oslo, has blogged a firsthand account of what she did to survive when a fanatic killer opened fire on...

Norway: The Online Traces of a Mass Murderer

Bloggers and journalists in Norway and abroad continue to look for any online traces of murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik in hopes that it could help explain his actions on...

9 December 2010

China: Messages for Liu Xiaobo as Peace Prize Ceremony approaches

Activities are now underway in Oslo, Norway, as the city gears up for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony; back in China, where this year's recipient sits in prison, there's virtually...

31 May 2010

Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia make Eurovision Top Ten

This year's Eurovision Song Contest drew to a close on a Saturday in a televised final which attracted around 125 million viewers worldwide. But while some media reported lagging interest...

28 May 2010

Caucasus: Social media, cleavage, and rare unity in Eurovision

Although last night's second semi-final for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been and gone, Twitter was alive with commentary and updates throughout. The annual international competition, noted more for...

14 February 2010

Armenia: Eurovision National Competition

Armenia tonight chose its entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway. Twitter users provided an online summary of the national competition televised inside the country while some...

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