10 June 2006

Stories from 10 June 2006

World Cup Playlist

  10 June 2006

Fair trade music download site Calabash Music‘s Global Downloads blog has published a playlist compiling “some great music from around the globe [that] shows the connection to soccer via these artists. Some of them played professionally, some of them own teams, some of their music has been featured at World...

DRC: Pregnant 10 Year-Old?

  10 June 2006

Opposition party blog UDPS Liege posts an email signed by a Gabriel Maindo which blames (Fr) President Joseph Kabila for the unfortunate case of a pregnant 10 year-old: “This is Joseph Kabila's scorecard: a 10 year-old girl prostitutes herself in order to eat. The result is in front of you!...

DRC: Towards a Secession of Katanga Province?

  10 June 2006

Le Blog du Congolais ponders (Fr) the possibility of a secession of Katanga Province : “The neocolonialists have thought of all possible scenarios, especially that of a defeat [in the upcoming presidential election] of the only person who can assure the continuity of their [mining] business, Joseph Kabila, the incumbent....

China: Freethinking young writer takes on the cultural establishment

  10 June 2006

With the majority of China's artists and intellectuals having been silenced or executed earlier this century, what does that say about that generation's thinkers who are still around today? Han Han (韩寒), perhaps the one post-eighties writer most read by those under thirty, gave birth to a huge controversy earlier...

Mexico: Funny World Cup Clips

  10 June 2006

Mexican blogger Rolando Garza hopes for a wonderful World Cup, a wonderfully funny one, that is. If you've been taking the first couple days of play too seriously, then this is the video for you.

To have GCE O'Level English, or not to have? What is the Question?

  10 June 2006

The last week, a letter on the Borneo Bulletin, the nation's sole English newspaper published a letter in its Opinion page which calls upon the Bruneian Government to scrap off the currently existing GCE O' Level English Language to be replaced with a "locally designed" exam paper instead. The writer,...

China: Google's China Problem

  10 June 2006

Google, the largest searching engine service in the world, has become under fire for its incompetence for providing unstable services to Chinese customers, due to the intensified online censorship, or Great Firewall of China, around the 17th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre. Today, as Julien Pain, Chief of Reporters Without Borders,...

The Global Voices Show #2

  10 June 2006

Episode #2 of the Global Voices Show has landed! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: XiaoQiao (Singapore) Africa Files: The Pulse (Canada/South Africa) BahasaPod (Indonesia) Kazakhstan Stories (Kazakhstan) Free Talk with Oon Yeoh (Malaysia) JameedKast (Jordan) The Kamla Bhatt Show (India) Radio Open Source (USA/Serbia &...

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