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· May, 2007

Stories about Oceania from May, 2007

Papua New Guinea: Elections

Islandbaby describes the dynamics of voting in Papua New Guinea. “So the result is that people, as extensions of familial and tribal groups, vote in context rather than on perspective...

Marshall Islands: Petition for Justice for Nuclear Test Survivors

Minaajet Chamorro is urging readers to sign a petition for justice for the nuclear survivors of Marshall Islands. The Micronesian island nation was site of a series of nuclear tests...

How the South is financing the North's internet connection

Reseau International de correspondants writes about pricing inequalities in the international telecom system (Fr) that place a disproportionate burden of payment on developing countries to the extent that “the South...

Fijian Freedom bloggers and the military junta

It seems that the persecution faced by the anti-military Fijian Freedom Bloggers – who are using blogs to protest against the coup of December 5th, 2006- has subsided following a...

French Polynesia's Beauty Pageant Fever

In May, French Polynesia, where even the smallest island communities host their own beauty pageants, choose a new Miss Tahiti, a Miss Pirae, and a Miss Dragon. The islands have...

Fiji: Blogs are a threat to national security

On May 14th, Intelligentsiya reported that the army's Land Force Commander has a list of about 20 people who will be arrested in connection with anti-military blogs. It has also...

Fiji: Blogging Suspect Detained.

Pacific Empire comments on the arrest and detention of a Fijian businessman by the Fijian army. The army suspects that the businessman was writing anti-government posts. Fijian army took over...

Morocco: Two Australians Attacked

TWO Australians relaxing by a hotel pool in Marrakech, Morocco, with other guests have been hacked with machetes in a senseless, unprovoked attack, reports Moroccan blogger Samir. The attacker is...

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Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor (his region overlaps with this one). Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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