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· July, 2008

Stories about Language from July, 2008

Azerbaijan: Shop Baku

Proposal to close Hausa Wikipedia

Saudi Arabia: What is the point of MBC Persia?

MBC is a Saudi-run satellite television company, known across the Arab world for its entertainment channels as well as Al Arabiya news channel. It has just launched a new channel...

Ukraine: Music, Language, History

Western Sahara: Introducing the Sahrawi Blogosphere

On July 5, Global Voices started its coverage of the Sahrawi blogosphere. Jillian York looks at Sahrawi blogs in English this week.

China: Official Olympic Security English handbook

China: Don't even think about asking

Brazil: Portugal ratifies Portuguese language agreement

Japan: Why Expats Don't Speak Japanese?

China: 10 Political Myths

Japan: Mainichi's “Foreign Staff”

In the latest step in a long and drawn out controversy, Mainichi newspaper has issued a 3-page official apology in response to the harsh backlash concerning its English-language WaiWai column....

Blogger of the week: Elena Ignatova

Today's Blogger of the Week series is taking us to Macedonia, a small country in Europe that some people might not even have heard of but that has a thriving...

Myanmar: Naming System

Japan: The Linguistics of Nico Nico Douga

Japan: Is it all over for Mainichi?

Taiwan: Observations on Yahoo! Taiwan's search filter

We hear about issues on censorship a lot on Global Voices Online and our Advocacy Project, and most of the cases come from Government policies or business self-censorship because of...

China: Looking back at a campus shooting

“...the first few days with the cast were really strange, everyone kept whispering to each other wondering if I was a big kung fu master back in China.” Why does...

Egypt: Stop Writing Arabic in Latin

Tanzania: On language and unity

Jamaica: Patois Parlance

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