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· May, 2009

Stories about Oceania from May, 2009

31 May 2009

Internet in North Korea, Nokia's Ovi Store, Google Wave and Tech Happenings

Tech events were happening in Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. North Korea got mobile internet and Google released a new product. We have reviews, analysis and links from bloggers in Asia...

25 May 2009

Fiji: Reaction to detention of alleged bloggers

Global Voices previously reported that Fiji police detained and seized the laptops of three people who had been named as bloggers behind the anti-government site Raw Fiji News. The three...

22 May 2009

Fiji: Police detain, seize laptops of three suspected bloggers

Police in Fiji detained three local lawyers and seized their laptops, supposedly because of a possible connection to a popular anti-government blog. The lawyers, Richard Naidu, Jon Apted and Tevita...

21 May 2009

Fiji: EU cancels 2009 sugar subsidy

The European Union announced that it was suspending 2009 payment of 24 million Euro in subsidies to help prop up Fiji’s sugar industry. European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid,...

15 May 2009

Video: 48 Hour Young Lions YouTube Contest and others you can join

Tonight could be your chance to make it big in the online video field, almost anywhere you live. All it takes is 48 hours to make, upload and get as...

14 May 2009

Fiji: Convicted soldiers freed on supervision plan

Fiji’s government admitted that eight soldiers and one policeman who had been found guilty of manslaughter have been released from prison, two months into their four-year sentences. A government spokesman...

11 May 2009

Fiji: Bloggers debate media censorship

As reported here last week, Fiji’s government extended for another 30 days its “emergency regulations” that, among other things, controls public gatherings and forbids the media from printing stories that...

6 May 2009

Bloggers react to NZ Maori Party's proposed trip to Fiji

Bloggers are reacting to proposals by members of New Zealand’s Maori Party who wanted a delegation to travel to Fiji to speak with the country's Prime Minister to better understand...

4 May 2009

Fiji: Pacific Islands Forum membership had its privileges

Since Fiji's government refused to schedule elections, the country has been suspended from the Pacific Islands Forum. Fiji’s suspension marks the first time in its nearly four-decade history the Pacific...

1 May 2009

World Videos: “Swine Flu” Perspectives, Humor and a Grain of Salt.

Videos tend to reflect people's states of mind at a set moment in time. People react different ways in the face of crisis, and for all those who have been...

Fiji faces suspension from Pacific Islands Forum

Fiji passes a deadline set by the Pacific Islands Forum to schedule elections to be held this year or be kicked from the regional group. The group stated that if...

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