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New at TOL:                                                  Friday, 17 December 2010
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Top Stories:

1: Life Under Lukashenka: The Stupid Elections (subscribers only)
2: Balkan Eye: Croatia’s Scalp Collector
3: Life Under Lukashenka: Leashed Potential
4: Conflict & Diplomacy: Reason for Optimism?
5: Society: Fighting Shadows
6: Environment: Neighborly Ties on Thin Ice

From the Archive:

Five years ago: Camp Life (subscribers only)
Ten years ago: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (subscribers only)
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1: Life Under Lukashenka: The Stupid Elections
There are two elections being contested this weekend in Belarus – a multifaceted one
online, and a very simple one for real. A TOL Special Report.
By Iryna Vidanava
16 December 2010
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2: Balkan Eye: Croatia’s Scalp Collector
With the arrest of the former prime minister, Zagreb finally seems serious about fighting
corruption. Now to keep going.
By Tihomir Loza
16 December 2010
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3: Life Under Lukashenka: Leashed Potential
Belarus’ IT industry is growing at an amazing rate, but it’s still thwarted by an
outdated business model. A TOL Special Report.
By Christina Karchevskaya
15 December 2010
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4: Conflict & Diplomacy: Reason for Optimism?
One commentator hails the enlightened outcome of last week’s Russia-EU summit.
By BBC Monitoring
15 December 2010
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5: Society: Fighting Shadows
For gays and lesbians in Georgia, counteracting homophobic whispers and provocations
may be harder than fighting outright discrimination.
By Lizaveta Zhahanina
14 December 2010
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6: Environment: Neighborly Ties on Thin Ice
Uzbekistan restates its opposition to Tajik hydro projects, while Dushanbe tries to
counter Uzbek “propaganda.” From EurasiaNet.
By Konstantin Parshin
14 December 2010
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— Announcement:

The One World Film Festival is making its final call for submissions for the New Media
for Social Change competition. We want to highlight examples of how NGOs and
non-profits are using new media, video and web 2.0 applications to get their message
across to a global audience.

For all inquiries, contact Scott Hudson at or go to www.oneworld.cz
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From the Archive:

Five years ago: Camp Life
The people living in Kosovo’s contaminated “temporary” camps are hostages to the
international community’s indecision.
By Martin Fisher
15 December 2005

Ten years ago: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again
Russia unearths one Soviet-era relic and calls for the burial of another, while dissidents
remind officials that symbols can’t save the country.
By Sophia Kornienko
14 December 2000