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8 April 2008

Stories from 8 April 2008

Korea: Drama Kingdom

  8 April 2008

Korean dramas have been popular outside Korea. There has been a term to refer to this popularity, Hallyu (Korean wave). Pretty girls and neat boys, and their pure love or triangular love relations…. They would be characters to represent Korean dramas. The popularity of Korean dramas has become one of...

Bermuda: Support for Obama

  8 April 2008

Vexed Bermoothes says that “Obama has a lot of support from Bermuda, partially due to his theme of bipartisanship. Whether he’s earnest or not, it strikes a hopeful chord for the 48 percent of Bermudians who are disenfranchised by our current government.”

Taiwan: Ma Worships at the Tomb

  8 April 2008

Michael Turton comments on the newly elected president Ma Ying-jeou's visit to Chiang Kai-shek‘s mausoleum to commemorate the anniversary of the his death.

Armenia: Gender Trouble

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports on an exhibition staged yesterday to mark observance of Motherhood and Beauty Day in Yerevan. The exhibition was staged to remind people that the “real meaning […] has been erased from people’s memories.”

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Ecuador: Security and Privacy Concerns on the Internet

  8 April 2008

Internet security and privacy are of great concern to many people. In many cases, government websites are left vulnerable by purposeful attacks by hackers. In other rare cases, private consumer information is left vulnerable by questionable policies by some private firms. Ecuadoran bloggers highlight some of these cases and provide some recommendations on how to protect the sites and personal data.

China: Tibet Fatigue Syndrome and Lhasafication

  8 April 2008

Fuge noticed new terms popping up after the Tibet riot [zh]. Tibet Fatigue Syndrome – meaning getting tired of the debate about media representation of Tibet incident. Lhasafication – meaning too much military control over places with strong religious belief.

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