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15 September 2007

Stories from 15 September 2007

Korea: Scandalous Photo and Media Freedom

In an earlier post (Bogus-degree and Success, July 14th) I reported on debates about a woman, Shin Jung-ah, who became infamous for holding a bogus degree and eventually ran away...

Japan: NOVA unable to pay its employees

James at Japan Probe reports the news that NOVA, Japan's largest chain of English schools suffering from a deepening financial crisis, has postponed paying its English teachers this month.

Uganda: Riots in Kampala

Random Acts of Penmaship captures the riots in Kampala: “having breakfast this morning when I got a call from a friend that there were riots in town. I immediately wolfed...

Myanmar: Map of Protests

Fifty Viss posts a link to a site that has a map providing details of the protests against the fuel price hike across Myanmar.

Myanmar: Don't Spread Rumors

Dawn asks people to stop spreading rumors. “For example, there was a rumour that a tsunami will hit Sittwe on a specific day (a city in western coast of Myanmar)....

Botswana: Nata Village Blog wins ICT contest

Nata Village Blog wins Peace Corps ICT contest: “Back in January, we entered the Peace Corps Information and Technology Contest. We learned in June that we were one of 9...

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