5 September 2007

Stories from 5 September 2007

Korea: After the Release – Abductees in Afghanistan

  5 September 2007

Finally, the 21 Korean abductees returned to Korea. While people are pleased to see them in good condition, there are numerous criticisms about them. It seems that their attitudes and the church’s reaction after their release have brought out more arguments. In addition, how to deal with the amount of...

Wikiscanning arrives in Japan

  5 September 2007

Adamu at Mutant Frog Travelogue reports on the use of the Japanese version of Wikiscanner to track self-editing on Wikipedia by, among others, the health and labour ministry, the education ministry, a member of the Japanese National Diet, and the newspaper Mainichi shimbun. The post also links to local bloggers’...

Russia: Pavlik Morozov

  5 September 2007

Window on Eurasia writes about the 75th anniversary of Pavlik Morozov's death: “The anniversaries of Beslan, Khasavyurt and Kondopoga have attracted more attention this year, but as in the past, a small group of Russians met on Sunday to commemorate Pavlik Morozov, the young man killed by his relatives after...

China: Violent BBQ crackdown backfires

  5 September 2007

City administration officials in Chongqing attacked an illegal barbecue vendor, then the massive crowd which had formed attacked them, setting fire to the officials' vehicle; the riot squad was called in and the conflict went on into the early morning.

Peru: Facebook and Social Networking

  5 September 2007

Slowly, but surely, Facebook has begun to grow in popularity in comparision to other sites usually used by Peruvians. However, some Peruvian bloggers relate their experiences with this social networking site and one even offers his thoughts on some conspiracy theories regarding this popular website.

India: Theatre and higher-ed

  5 September 2007

pretty blue salwar documents her experience teaching theatre in India, comparing her experience on an American campus with an Indian one.

Nepal: Monarchy's future

  5 September 2007

UWB! on what could be the future of monarchy in Nepal. “..epal’s ruling, biggest and one of the oldest political party goes for federal democratic republic making it almost certain that monarchy will formally be abolished in Nepal in the next few months.”

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