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6 July 2007

Stories from 6 July 2007

Iran: Media under Pressure

Iranian authorities stepped up the pressure on Iranian media last week. Ham Mihan (Compatriot), a pro reformist journal was banned on 3 July. Iranian Labour News Agency, Ilna, that covered...

Korea: Offensive foreigners

A bunch of foreigners who decided to make a drunken scene in a Seoul subway, included singing a song that degraded Korean (and Japanese) women. And then posting a video...

Hong Kong: Refugee

Ivy Chang reported on a photo exhibition about the life of refugee in Hong Kong (zh) at Since May 2006, the UN refugee agency had stopped giving financial support...

Ukraine: News Roundup

Orange Ukraine posts an extensive review of the news from Ukraine, including election-related survey results.

Slovenia: Blog Roundup

The Glory of Carniola posts a new Best of the Slobs roundup.

Russia: Soviet Sports and the 2014 Winter Olympics

Vilhelm Konnander wonders what Russia will be like in 2014, and what the Winter Olympics will do to it and Sochi, and also writes about sports in the Soviet Union.

China: Xiamen to kill off anonymous posting

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated some local reports about Xiamen Bureau of Industry and Commerce's preparation to implement the use of real names on the Internet.

Russia: Archives

Sean's Russia Blog posts a very interesting entry on the Russian and Soviet archives.

China: Forms of Protest

Alan Baumler from China History blog introduced Ching Kwan Lee’s book Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt, which discusses about labour protest forms.

Russia: Cheerleaders

The Accidental Russophile attempts to sound “intellectual” as he posts pictures of the Russian cheerleaders. Siberian Light points out in a comment that some of these cheerleaders “haven't quite figured...

Poland: Illogical Censorship

Boo is perplexed by what gets censored in Poland and what doesn't: “That Paul Coelho book with a cover that shows a baby's finger pointing at a nipple […] has...

Czech Rebublic: Celebrating Jan Gus

NvB: Bored in Brno? celebrates the Czech holidays by playing Czech music at a college radio station in the U.S.

Poland: The Kaczynskis’ Follies

The Economist's Edward Lucas writes that the Polish leaders’ “logic is based on misunderstandings” and that “they risk making Poland as Greece used to be: unpopular, expensive and, most dangerously,...

Reuters Africa wins Diageo Africa Business Reporting award

The team here at Global Voices were overjoyed this morning to receive the news that the groundbreaking Reuters Africa web site won the best site award at the Diageo Africa...

India: N Ram and China

The Acorn rips to pieces an opinion piece in an established newspaper – which appears to favour Chinese policies and doubt the Dalai lama.

India: Stripping on the street

To Each Its Own on a woman who had to strip down to her undergarments to ensure cops took notice of her grievances related to dowry demands from her husband...

Pakistan: Lal Masjid and the Media

Whisk feels that the media could do a better job of covering the Lal Masjid issue by exploring other angles.

Pakistan: Attempt on Musharraf's Life

Metroblogging Islamabad on the attempt to assassinate President Musharraf.

Bangladesh: Policy and the Poor

Unheard Voices writes favourably about the World Bank's document on improving living conditions for the Urban Poor.

Guyana: Healthy Eating

A book by Michael Pollan gets GuyaneseMark thinking about how lucky he is to be in Guyana, “where my only choice when buying produce and meat is to look at...

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