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· July, 2009

Stories about East Asia from July, 2009

26 July 2009

Japan: Fireworks in Tokyo

Malaysia: “Where is democracy?”

Malaysia's Prime Minister celebrated his 100th day in office two weeks ago. But many of his constituents chose to mark the event by launching the “Where is democracy?” campaign. The...

Laos: Owls vs rats

Myanmar: Importing athletes

Britain Brunei Running Festival

Brunei: Worldwide Photowalk

Malaysia: Life after divorce

China: Suspension of Electroshock for “Net Addiction”

The Chinese Ministry of Health recently announced that electroshock treatment for "internet addiction" should be suspended. The controversial electroshock therapies have recently been used by some Chinese clinics to cure...

Featured Author: Sara Moreira

This past week I was able to catch up with Global Voices author Sara Moreira at the International School for Digital Transformation in Porto, Portugal. Sara arrived to the program...

25 July 2009

Japan: Possible Twitter Novel Publication

Korea: Why Did Korean Politicians Fight?

The National Assembly passed a bill to revise media regulations after a brutal fight. The obsession with passing the bills from the ruling party, the GNP (Grand National Party), and...

22 July 2009

Japan: No Twitter for Election Campaigns

Cambodia, Thailand: ilovethailand website sparks controversy

The recently launched website ilovethailand.org is causing a stir online. Thailand's Prime Minister announced that the website is intended to restore the country's image and unify the nation in light...

Bangladesh, South Korea: Bandhobi, Addressing Migrant Workers’ Issues

Bangladeshi blogger Fahmidul Haque introduces us [bn] to a Korean Movie which features the love between a Bangladeshi migrant worker and a South Korean teenager girl and addresses migrant workers'...

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