8 August 2006

Stories from 8 August 2006

China: english teacher

  8 August 2006

Imagethief responses to the recent article from AP about English teacher in China: “It has always seemed to me that teaching in English was the job of last resort for people who wanted to spend an extended period of time here. “

Hong Kong: blog research

  8 August 2006

Moluiology comments on a award winning research done by a professor in Hong Kong University claiming that blog can become a platform for hate speech. Moluilogy disagrees and points out that the 820 Xanga users in the research only constitutes 0.0164% of the Xanga population. Besides the researcher did not...

Hong Kong: lights out

  8 August 2006

Last night local environmental organizations jointly launched the light outs campaign in Hong Kong; the big white guy comments that “it turns out the power companies has nothing to fear of the Lights Out…” and “Lights Out failed because it didn't appeal to the people with power…”

East Asia: Asia history carnival

  8 August 2006

Frog in the Well runs the sixth Asia history carnival by grouping and reviewing blog posts and internet resources on China, Korea and other Asian countries history.

China: Lebanon

  8 August 2006

ESWN has a partial translations of a blog post from Hong Kong and an essay by a famous mainland Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo to show the readers what are the Chinese thinking about the Israel-Lebanon war?

Martinique: Homophobia and Tourism

  8 August 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] disagrees (Fr) with local LGBT association An Nou Alle that Martiniquan homophobia explains a recent lag in its tourism industry but agrees with them that certain local dancehall artists –Krys in particular– are going too far with their homophobic lyrics. She points our that Jamaica has...

Reunion: Whales Passing Through

  8 August 2006

In a news roundup, blogger Jean-Paul of Dijoux.re writes (Fr): “Whales are passing through our island to reach cold waters. The females are here to give birth before leaving for Antarctica. It is the first time that we have observed the washing up of a baby whale on our shores....

Armenia: Photo Manipulation

  8 August 2006

Onnik Krikorian uses the dismissal of a Reuters freelance photographer in Lebanon for manipulating photos as a springboard to discuss photojournalists’ ethics and photo manipulation in Armenian media.

Guatemala: Looking for Palladin

  8 August 2006

El Blog Diablogico runs into a film crew in Antigua only to discover what will be the first full-length feature to be shot entirely in Guatemala since Green Jade back in 1935

Russia: Chechens and Navajos

  8 August 2006

J. Otto Pohl reviews citations of his work and runs into an interesting book that compares the Chechens and Navajos: “Both the ethnic cleansing of the Navajos and the Chechens took place during “Good Wars” at the hands of the “Good Guys.” The Union Army marched the Navajos to Bosque...

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