· January, 2008

Stories about Photography from January, 2008

Armenia: Election Symbolism & Slogans

  19 January 2008

Bekaisa posts an image of what looks like a badge designed and created for the pre-election campaign of former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian. The image of a clenched fists at an opposition rally has provoked an interesting discussion in English and Russian on the use of symbols and slogans for the...

Albania: Pjeter Marubi's Photos

  14 January 2008

Living in Shkoder writes about a bank that “was burnt down during the riots in March 1997″ – and about a photo exhibition likely to move into that building, of the work of Pjeter Marubi, an Italian who photographed Albanians in the mid-19th century.

China: Citizen reporter killed—by who?

  11 January 2008

What began as a protest against a planned urban trash dump encroaching on a residential area held by the villagers there in Tianmen, Hubei province became a murder story after the city management officers moved from beating the residents to attacking passerby Wei Wenhua, the would-be citizen journalist filming the...

China: So yellow, so violent

  8 January 2008

Discussions between Chinese bloggers over what new online video regulations will mean if they are implemented later this month, have brought erotic and violent content, which are widely accessible on the Chinese-language internet, under the spotlight.

Armenia: Christmas

  6 January 2008

While all attention is focused on Georgia after its early presidential election was held yesterday, The Armenian Patchwork reminds its readers that today is also Armenian Christmas and posts some photographs.

China 2007: Online

  5 January 2008

In 2007, the internet performed as a platform on which people fulfilled what they might not be able to fully enjoy in the reality --- the freedom of speech, the public participation and the pursuit of justice. In China, the internet was a copy, an extension of the real world. To know about the former, you might know about the latter.

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