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· June, 2010

Stories about Photos from June, 2010

Venezuela: Making a Presence in the 2010 World Cup

  30 June 2010

Venezuela did not make it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but the blog Venezuela News and Views posted pictures taken by their correspondent in South Africa, Armando Tirado, showing Venezuelan flags in the match between Brazil and Chile. The flags include messages, like one against Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez...

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Armenia-Azerbaijan: More Conflict Voices

As mentioned in previous posts on Global Voices, new and social media is increasingly playing a role in facilitating communication between Armenians and Azerbaijanis online. Locked into a bitter conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, there are few other possibilities for connecting other than meeting in third countries.

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Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

  23 June 2010

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions that are not in favor of agriculture. Or we can say that farming is no longer regarded as important and...

Sierra Leone: Social clubs in Freetown

  18 June 2010

Sweet Sierra Leone writes about social clubs in Freetown, Sierra Leone: “We took Mountain Cot and there was killer traffic; but it soon turned into a worthwhile experience when i noticed that every couple blocks had a colorful, wall sign promoting one of the social clubs in the area. Of...

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South Korea: Understanding the Oil Spill From Painful Experience

  14 June 2010

As the BP oil spill disaster in the United States is reported in South Korea, numerous Korean bloggers, for whom painful memories of the deadliest oil spill in Korean history in 2007 remains fresh, are expressing their worries and sympathy to the oil spill victims. In December 2007, 2.7 million...

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Armenia-Azerbaijan: Conflict Voices

In the 16 years since a ceasefire agreement put the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold, successive attempts to broker a final peace have faltered. Could blogs and other online tools now offer alternative voices the opportunity to have their opinions on the conflict heard?

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Puerto Rico: Decisive Moment 50 Days into the Student Strike

  11 June 2010

Students of the state-run University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have sustained a student strike that enters its 50th day today. On this decisive day, the students' National Negotiating Committee has another round of negotiations with the UPR's administration. Students have transmitted their second message to the country via the website UPR es un País [ES] in which they explain their proposals...

Russia: Street Action to Save Khimki Forest

Bloggers Igor Podgorny [RUS] and bb-mos [RUS] post pictures of the street action to protect a historic oak forest north of Moscow. Legally protected Khimki Forest Park is endangered to be completely replaced due to the construction of the new Moscow-St.Petersburg highway [EN].

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South Korea: 3D World Cup Broadcast and the Square

  9 June 2010

Controversy arose when big corporates have appropriated the public space of the Seoul City Hall Square for World Cup related commercial activities. Some citizens decide to substitute the real life World Cup experience in virtual 3-D theaters.

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