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· June, 2008

Stories about Photography from June, 2008

Angola: Photo reportage by a reader

JotaCê Carranca [pt] blogs some interesting pictures sent by a reader of the blog, first a creative wooden vehicle which looks like a bike found in the streets of Bocoio,...

Palestine: She Shoots, She Scores

Muna Nawajaa has scored a victory for social justice. Using a camera given to her by B'Tselem's Shooting Back project, Palestinian Nawajaa recorded the masked beating of members of her...

Hungary: Photoblogging

As the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Budapest is less than one week away, and after introducing a few Hungarian food blogs, we have been now browsing through Hungarian...

Big Foot in Sarawak?

Is Big Foot in Sarawak? A pair of giant footprints in a village in Sarawak was discovered by residents and is gaining some attention.

China: Free blogphones from fring for the Olympics

Vlogging the Olympics might be off-limits now (so they think), so hopefully that won't affect fringsters who show up with new free fring swag, in return for blogging Olympic events.

China: Bad Fuwa!

From Flickr user Matthew J. Stinson: “My favorite graffiti here depicts one of the Fuwa as a graffiti artist. It was added about a month ago.”

Kazakhstan: Astana’s Pyramid

Adam posts a picture of the notorious Pyramid of Peace, whose project was developed by the project by Sir Norman Foster, in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

China: No vlogging the Olympics

Reporter-blogger ProState in Flames writes today of Deputy Director General of China's National Copyright Administration Xu Chao's recent statement that the filming of Olympic events for the purpose of blogging...

China: A glimpse at Olympic garden sculptures

Safin at FunEnclave posts a series of photos of artistic garden sculptures done in Chinese and Socialist style in preparation for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Kyrgyzstan: Chingiz Aitmatov Buried

Elena publishes some photos from the funeral ceremony for the famous Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Kazakhstan: Astana Construction

Adam shares his photos of the construction sites in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, which will be having a pompous celebration of its 10-year anniversary in early July.

El Salvador: A Photojournalist's Blog

Ethan James is a photojournalist in El Salvador, who provides a bit of background commentary with his photographs about life in the country.

Hungary, Israel: “Pixrael”

Budapest Guide writes about Pixrael, an online photo competition marking Israel's 60th anniversary, and posts two pictures from the winning entries exhibit in downtown Budapest.

Caucasus: Armenian & Georgian Blogosphere Assessed

Following last weekend's BarCamp in Tbilisi, one of the event's main organizers, Giga Paitchadze, briefly considers its success and provides a small glimpse into the Georgian blogosphere. Also known as...

Egyptian Blogger Faces a Defamation Case for Highlighting environmental pollution

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information reports on the first defamation case against the blogger Tamer Mabrouk – Elhakika blog, by a company called ‘Trust Chemicals’. “This case aims...

China: Olympic outhouses catch on fire, explode

The 24 Hours Online blogger Laohu ‘Tiger Temple’ Miao, who spent months earlier this year blogging the stories of destitute Beijing residents whose makeshift homes were harmonized to make way...

China: Olympic torch in Shangri-La

A thread on popular bbs site Tianya.cn is providing photos and live updates of today's Olympic torch relay, as it passes through the part of Yunnan province often referred to...

India: Children and Cameras

A not-for-profit organisation in India gets children to use digital cameras to empower them. More at Freedom of Expression.

Georgia: Armenian Church Destruction

Pigh [RU] posts photographs of a 15th Century Armenian church in downtown Tbilisi which currently faces an uncertain future. The photographs show that there have been attempts to erase Armenian...

Azerbaijan: Blogs, BarCamps & Social Networks

This post is part of our special coverage Caucasus Conflict Voices. On the sidelines of this weekend's Caucasus BarCamp in Tbilisi, capital of the Republic of Georgia, Global Voices Online's...

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