Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

29 October 2006

Stories from 29 October 2006

IGF in Athens: searching globally for the Internet's common ground

The first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum – IGF, which aims to be a a place for a “multi-stakeholder policy dialogue”, starts tomorrow, going from 30 October to 2...

China: first gay and lesbian association in China

Li yin-he reports that the first gay and lesbian association has been successfully registered as a legal organization under Zhongshan university in Guangdong (zh).

China: cross cultural communication

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translated an article by Yu Qui-yu, a famous contemporary writer and critics, about the challenges on cross cultural communication for Chinese.

China: free hugs

Shang pei-jin in Shanghaiist reports that in Beijing, Changsha, and Xi'an, a certain group of people has decided to take on what they see as the coldness and apathy of...

Japan: sex's trade

“It is expected that in 2007 the sex industry in Japan will surpass the car manufacturing industry in terms of gross capital net gains”, reported by Alexpappas in Japundit.

South Korea: U.S pressure on new foreign minister

Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole reports that local newspapers in South Korea suggested that the U.S government has been giving pressure to Roh for appointing Song Min-soon (the present presidential...

South Korea: witchhunt?

Kotaji reports that the national security in South Korea started to prosecute Democratic Liberal Party's members for spying for North Korea.

Prominent Bahraini Blog, Blocked!

It's official, Mahmood's Blog (http://mahmood.tv) will be blocked effective immediately, by the orders of the Bahraini Ministry of Information. Together with 6 other web sites (listed below), the official memo...

Bangladesh in Turmoil

Bangladesh is going through turbulent times as the row over an interim caretaker government chief persists who will lead the country towards the upcoming parliament election in January 2007. This...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site