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· May, 2012

Stories about East Asia from May, 2012

21 May 2012

Thailand: Red Shirts Back in the Streets

Tens of thousands of Red Shirt protesters commemorated the second anniversary of the army and police crackdown on anti-government protesters in central Bangkok.

18 May 2012

Video: Capacity Building in Rising Voices Media Training

In the border between Burma and Thailand, the Rising Voices grantee project Karen Border News has launched their audio podcast workshop. In this short film, the students of the radio...

Myanmar: Two Citizen Media Sites Launched

16 May 2012

Indonesia: Lady Gaga's Concert Permit Denied

After being pressured by conservative politicians and hardline groups, which branded Lady Gaga as a devil worshiper, the Indonesian police announced that it won't issue a permit to the highly...

Singapore: Importance of the Hougang By-Election

For many netizens in Singapore, the Hougang by-election next week is going to test the popularity of the ruling party. National issues like train breakdowns, wage gaps, and migration policies...

China: Motor-Powered Breakfast Crepes

Vietnam: State of E-Commerce

Thailand: Minimum Wage and Cost of Living

Taiwan: Could the Future Be Nuclear-Free?

Inspired by the shutting down of all nuclear power plants in Japan since May 5, 2012, for thorough security checks, the people of Taiwan have started discussing the possibility of...

15 May 2012

China: Propaganda Against U.S. Ambassador Backfires

Since the escape of blind civic rights activist Chen Guangcheng into the U.S embassy, the U.S Ambassador Gary Locke has become the major target for media attack in Bejing. However,...

South Korea: Monks Caught in Gambling, Smoking and Drinking Scandal

In South Korea, six leaders of the nation's biggest Buddhist order were caught playing high-stakes poker, along with drinking and smoking. The case was disclosed through leaked video footage that...

14 May 2012

China: Mother's Day

Global Voices Seeks New Japanese Editor

Would you like to work with us? We are seeking a part-time Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Japanese-language citizen media on Global Voices in English.

China: Domestic Violence

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