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New at TOL:                                                                     Tuesday, 5 October 2010
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Top Stories:

1: People:‘Our Big Mama’
2: From the Archives: Loosening a Tyrant’s Grasp
3: Our Take: Tajikistan’s Cryptic Violence
4: Politics: A Different Kind of Ugly

From the Archive:

Five years ago: Unbound by History
Ten years ago: The Worm Has Turned
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New from Transitions: Colorful but Colorblind – Roma Beyond Stereotypes

Transitions (TOL) and its partners the Media Development Center (Sofia),
the Center for Independent Journalism (Budapest), Memo 98 (Bratislava) and
the Center for Independent Journalism (Bucharest) are pleased to announce
the launch of Colorful but Colorblind http://roma.glocalstories.org, a collection
of 25 short films about Roma communities in new member states of the
European Union in Central and Eastern Europe.

The stories were produced as part of an 18-month training and production project,
involving 50 journalists from Roma and majority communities in Bulgaria, the Czech
Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
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1: People:‘Our Big Mama’
Thousands of Macedonians permanently lost their jobs during privatizations.
One woman is trying to make sure they’re not forgotten.By Ljubica Grozdanovska Dimishkovska4 October 2010
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2: From the Archives: Loosening a Tyrant’s Grasp
Ten years ago, a historian laid out the West’s, and Serbia’s, options for ridding
themselves of Slobodan Milosevic.By Charles Ingrao4 October 2010
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3: Our Take: Tajikistan’s Cryptic Violence
Gunfire in a former opposition stronghold, and flimsy explanations from the
government, have led to another round of tea-leaf reading.
By TOL
1 October 2010
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4: Politics: A Different Kind of Ugly
The election campaign in Latvia has been surprisingly free of race-baiting, but
that doesn’t mean it’s been civilized.By Aleks Tapinsh1 October 2010
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From the Archive:

Five years ago: Unbound by History
Romania’s Daniela Crasnaru and Bosnia’s Muharem Bazdulj take different
routes but arrive at the same destination – equal status with writers in “major”
languages.
By Robert Murray Davis
6 October 2005

Ten years ago: The Worm Has Turned
All eyes are on Yugoslavia. The intoxicating vapor of people power is in the air.
2 October 2000