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· June, 2010

Stories about Weblog from June, 2010

Japan: Butoh Legend Kazuo Ohno Passes Away

Kazuo Ohno, legendary performer and one of the founding fathers of Butoh, passed away on June 1st at the age of 103. Butoh is an avant-garde dance form that originated...

Egypt: Looking Inside Mr Egypt

Twenty-six-year-old Tarek Mohammed Nagiub Abdel Gawad has been named Mr Egypt 2010. Bloggers react to the title and his participation in Mister World 2010, held in South Korea.

Singapore: Government steps up anti-littering drive

Despite the strict laws against littering in Singapore, the number of offenders still went up in recent years prompting the government to intensify its anti-litter campaign. A more aggressive shame...

Hungary: Sinning with Impunity

Twenty years after the transition to democracy, Hungary is discussing whether those who had committed crimes against citizens during the communist era should be called to account.

Poland: Initial Microblog Coverage of the Presidential Elections

Both on Twitter and on its Polish mirror service, Blip.pl, people are sharing their thoughts about today's presidential election in Poland.

Brazil: Fire in Rio de Janeiro Mobilizes Online Campaign

One of the city’s postcards, the Lagoa neighborhood, was victim of a huge fire at Morro dos Cabritos, an area of Atlantic Rainforest. Soon a campaign against the release of...

Algeria: Still Hoping with a Lucky Dove on their Side

After the defeat against Slovenia, the Algerians have regained some strength on June 18th by drawing against the English team. They have given hope again to millions of fans who...

India: A Special Day for the Son-In-Law

In India, Bengali mothers-in-law traditionally celebrate, with great fanfare, an occasion/social custom called jamai shashthi - a special day for their jamai [son(s)-in-law].

Israel: World Cup Bonanza – Back to the Game

Maya Norton's attempts to find World Cup reactions in Israeli blogs are being foiled by a minor dilemma - it seems that most Israeli World Cup fans are too busy...

Russia: Analysis of Hacker Attacks On Bloggers

Over the last five years, more than 40 RuNet bloggers have become targets of hacker attacks, most of which were carried out by a group of hackers named The Brigade...

Peru: Southern Peru on Strike Reclaiming Gas

A 24-hour strike in protest of the Camisea gas export took place in various departments of southern Peru. The villagers complained about the gas moving abroad, while they have a...

Bangladesh: Netizens Surprised By Bandwidth Export Move

Bangladesh has one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in the world and only about a quarter of the bandwidth capacity available is being used. Now the government...

Mali: World Cup Fans React to Referee's Controversial Call

the decision by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly to disallow a US goal has caused a major stir at the World Cup. Many Bloggers were outraged by the call while others...

Russia: Novaya Gazeta, An Opposition Newspaper Under Internet Attack

Novaya Gazeta is a liberal opposition newspaper in Russia that is famous beyond Russia's borders. Several of its journalists have been killed, and it continues to attract both online and...

Lebanon: E-transactions Draft Law Postponed

The Lebanese online community celebrated the temporary victory of postponing the vote in parliament for the new proposed E-transactions law for an extra month. More about this law and reactions...

China: Southern Media Group bid on Newsweek rejected

Little is known regarding the reason why a prominent mainland Chinese media group's bid to purchase the American magazine Newsweek ended in failure and an interview this week with the...

Peru: Shining Path at the University of San Marcos?

A video of a rally in favor of Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), which took place at the campus of San Marcos University, was seen by the media as a resurgence...

Cambodia: Reactions to the 2010 World Cup Season

Cambodians are also celebrating the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Moto-taxi drivers, students, businesspeople, netizens, and even the Prime Minister are cheering for the Asian teams which are playing...

Critical Election Year Across French Speaking Africa

2010 is a busy election year for francophone Africa but the political progress has been disappointing. Here is a review of how bloggers have reacted to the electoral proceedings so far:

Macedonia: Law on Electronic Communications Invades Citizens’ Privacy

On June 16, 2010, the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia adopted changes to the Law of Electronic Communications, which now violates the privacy of the citizens. With these changes,...

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