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31 May 2008

Stories from 31 May 2008

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

Russia: Medvedev and 1999 Apartment Bombings

Plastic bag plan takes effect in China

Starting June 1, the Chinese government's country-wide plan to make shoppers pay small fees for plastic bags, and to forbid the production of ultra-thin bags will take effect. The move...

Brazil: PeBodyCount joins Brazilian Disarmament Network

South Africa: Bloggers need to do more than just write

A few South African bloggers are thinking about positive steps to take with regard to the current xenophobia crisis in South Africa. Stii asks, “What can we as bloggers do...

Brasil: Introducing the Bloguecast

On the return of the victims of xenophobia

Mozambique: Beat the prices rise, get a bike!

Guinea-Bissau: Experimental Theater Group

Burkina Faso: Level four culture shock

In The United Kingdom a bit more than a week ago, the Office of National Statistics reported that in the past ten years, nearly two million Britons have moved abroad,...

Ukraine, Russia: Personae Non Gratae

On May 12, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov was declared persona non grata in Ukraine, following his calls for Russia to take ownership of Sevastopol, a Ukrainian Black Sea naval port....

Lebanon: Palestinian Children's Exhibition

Syria: Golan Cherries for Export

China: Sharon Stone on Earthquake

Hong Kong: Two Songs on Sichuan Earthquake

China: Donation Pressure on Multinational Companies

China: 4-years Old Earthquake Pictures

China: Open Letter to Plainclothes Police

China: Earthquake Propaganda

Cambodia: Freedom of Flying

Educated in France to be an engineer, Santel Phin spent two years in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. In Cambodia, the 31 year-old Santel presently...