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· September, 2010

Stories about Oceania from September, 2010

China and Australia: Reactions to Chinese Asylum Seekers’ Rooftop Protest

Veggie Discourse translated Chinese netizens’ reaction to the Chinese Asylum Seekers’ 2 days rooftop protest in Sidney.

Australia: MDG Summit Lying Low Down Under

The Australian mainstream media seem distracted from this week’s UN Millennium Development Goals Summit. But thankfully, the Oz blogosphere has plenty of MDG traffic, though most of it is confined...

Australia: Muslim Dress Code Backlash

Residents of a Melbourne suburb in Australia were asked by the mayor to cover-up in a pool event to avoid offending Muslims. This order has sparked an online debate

Australia: Julia Gillard Forms Minority Government

The election waiting game is over in Australia. Julia Gillard has formed a minority Labor government. Here are some online reactions.

China: Afterthoughts following the New Zealand earthquake

News of the lack of direct casualties and minimal damage done in New Zealand's earthquake this past week has provoked widespread discussion over how far China has come since the...

Fiji: New protections for anti-government bloggers?

Cafe Pacific's David Robie explains how Reporters Sans Frontières new tool could help Fiji's anti-government bloggers (among others) by creating a high-speed anonymous network and providing a website to host...

Fiji: How committed is government to 2014 elections?

A reader to the blog Fiji: The Way it Was, Is and Can Be, offers suggestions to increase the military government's commitment to elections in 2014 and thinks there is...

Has Rupert Murdoch declared war on Fiji?

Fiji's military leaders are pushing for the sale of the country's oldest newspaper, the Fiji Times, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Limited. Has the media mogul retaliated by...

Does Fiji's media decree affect organization websites?

At the end of July, blogger Jonathan from Oceanic: User experiences from the South Pacific, discovered that bloggers and website administrators are effected by Fiji's new media laws compelling media...

Restoring Fiji's mangroves

The blog Fiji Shark Diving explains how the group created the project Mangroves for Fiji, which will offset their carbon footprint and help restore the country's disappearing mangroves, protecting land...

About our Oceania coverage

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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