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· May, 2008

Stories about Oceania from May, 2008

Australia: Ethnic Macedonian Protest

S.M. of Macedonia: Cradle of Culture, Land of Nature posted photos and videos from the recent protest of over 30,000 ethnic Macedonians in Australia, who demanded that their government stop using derogatory prefixes when referring to the Republic of Macedonia and ethnic Macedonians.

Iran: Australia vs. Iranian President

Anthony Lowenstein says that Attorney-General Robert McClelland,in Australia, is “currently taking advice” on the possibility of pursuing Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his comments about “destruction” of Israel. Anthony shares his opinion on this story.

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PangeaDay: an event lived worldwide

  12 May 2008

Pangea Day took place Saturday, and people from different parts of the world got together to watch movies and be a part of the worldwide event where movies, speakers and music showed us a bit of life on the other side of the globe, uniting people from all walks of life to believe that we aren't as different as we would believe. It also included a mobile video contest, with an international lineup of winners.

Fiji: Blog Roundup

  11 May 2008

Failedparadise carries a round-up of Fijian blogosphere with links to notable posts from the last two weeks.

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PangeaDay: Impressions from Brazil

Pangea day took place this Saturday, May 10 2008, and the world watched together a selection of films broadcast via the internet and TV simultaneously to every corner of the planet and with live broadcast in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro. See here a comprehensive wrap up: PangeaDay as seen by a Brazilian blogger.

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Musical instruments from around the world

  11 May 2008

Videos with interesting instruments from different corners of the world, including some made from recycled cans and plastic sodabottles, a record of how didgeridoos are made, and a Russian folk song on a hurdy gurdy.

Fiji Times publisher deported

  2 May 2008

A day after the interim PM speech on guaranteeing Fiji media freedom, Mr. Evan Hannah, the managing director of the Fiji Times was detained and confirmed to have deported out of country. AuCorp, solivakasama, Babasiga and McKenzie have their says.

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