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· May, 2007

Stories about Language from May, 2007

29 May 2007

Belarus: Blogger br23/Uładzimer Katkoŭski Passes Away

Belarusian blogger Uładzimer Katkoŭski/br23 passed away in Prague on May 25 at the age of 30. As one of his online friends wrote, "To a large degree thanks to his...

22 May 2007

D. R. Congo: Park Rangers Attacked, Flying over Katanga, Music meets Social Activism, and Ants 2 – Brian 0

Access to the Internet in the Democratic Republic of Congo is gradually improving (World Bank figures suggest there are already over 6 million users), but will remain prohibitively expensive as...

China: Harmonizing Property Ads

21 May 2007

Russia: Blog Ranking

China: history of Chinese characters

Granite Studio blogs on a recent discovery in the study of Damaidi carvings, which carry symbols that resemble early Chinese writing. If the researchers are correct, then these pictographs would...

Hong Kong: Indecent Google Link

19 May 2007

Bahrain: When Only Illegal Prawns Will Do

From turning a blind eye to racial hatred being spewed on the internet to hoarding prawns caught in the closed season for a religious festival four months away, Bahraini bloggers...

17 May 2007

Russia: Nashi's Bad English; NBP

Arabeyes: Memorial Translations

Whether it was a genuine mistake or part of a calculated propaganda strategy, the Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI) sure has a lot of explanation to do as...