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· August, 2008

Stories about Language from August, 2008

Blogger of the Week: Siniša Boljanović

Siniša Boljanović had never blogged when he volunteered to report on Serbian blogs for Global Voices in 2007. He read an article about Global Voices in a Serbian online magazine...

Russia: How to Spell ‘Blogger’ in Russian

Iraq: Fascination for Language

China: Chinese Lies

China: Translating New York Times Olympic Report

Georgia, Russia: Interethnic Relationships

Tbilisi-based LJ user shupaka and Russian war journalist Vadim Rechkalov (LJ user voinodel) share stories about interethnic relationships in Georgia and North Ossetia, Russia, in the time of conflict between...

Georgia: Russian-Georgian News Item Translations

Laos in the Olympics

China: Cheering for the race traitors

Saudi Arabia: It's all in the name

It is common practice for converts to Islam to adopt Muslim names. But is it necessary - and what kind of name is appropriate? One Saudi blogger ponders the question,...

Kyrgyzstan: Uzbek language TV channels are at a risk of closure in Kyrgyzstan

Guyana: Poems of a Fat Black Woman

Georgia: A linguistic approach to the country's claimed ‘territorial integrity’

Morocco: I speak Darija!

Nigeria: Contribute to Hausa projects

Uganda: Firefox in Luganda

Jordan: Arabic Harry Potter Banned in Israel

Kuwait: Release Hussein Al Fudalah Now

On July 7, Kuwaiti Hussein Al Fudalah left his home to go fishing and was never seen again. A few days later his family got the news that he was...

Tajikistan: Saving Shughni Language

iSummit2008: The Japanese-English divide

The 2008 iSummit in Sapporo, Japan ended last week after three days of keynotes and lab sessions on open content and open culture. Blogger Shinya Ichinohe (shinyai), who attended the...

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