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9 June 2008

Stories from 9 June 2008

India: Child Sexual Abuse

Into Madness reads a book on child sexual abuse and writes on the sheer scale of abuse of children in India.

India: Walking around

India Travel Blog does a series of articles on walks in India.

Trinidad & Tobago: Wave of Change?

Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer believes in Barack Obama's wave of change: “This is one wave I want to arrive at our shores and wash away the apathy and the lack...

Trinidad & Tobago: Literary Sparring

Trinidad and Tobago based lit-bog Antilles continues to examine the Walcott/Naipaul feud, while Tattoo wonders where his literary role models have gone: “Who will inspire the next generation of writers...

Cuba: Media Morph?

Blogging from Havana, Circles Robinson says that “Cuba’s journalists are gearing up for a major congress on July 3-5 that could reshape what Cubans see on TV screens, in newspapers...

Bermuda: Women & Children First

Crushing Fools says that the recent murder of 14-year old Bermudian student Rhiana Moore represents “a visible threat against women and children.”

Iran: Judicial Investigator Publically Accuses Ayatollahs of Corruption

A member of Iran's Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, Abbas Palizdar, created a scandal this month by accusing several top clerics and influential members of the Islamic Republic of corruption...

BlogCamp Delhi – Enlightening and entertaining!

24th May 2008 was sort of a remarkable day in the blogging circle in New Delhi and National Capital Region as Indian Blog and New Media Society, in collaboration with...

Iran: Top clerics were accused of corruption

Several Iranian bloggers including Rso reported [fa] that Abbas Palizdar, a judicial investigator accused senior ayatollahs and officials of corruption. It happened for the first time in Islamic Republic history.

Japan: Kite Festival

Harvey from Japan Newbie wrote a photo essay about the Hamamatsu Kite Fesitval.

Hong Kong: 100 Blog Posts on June 4

Sidekick puts together 100 blog posts for commemorating the 19 year anniversary of June 4 Massacre [zh].

China: Olympic Pandas now in Beijing

Sina.com blogger EastIsRed66, who appears to be an employee of the Wolong Nature Reserve in Wenchuan, Sichuan, the hardest-hit area in last month's earthquake, has recently started a blog and...

China: Tibet Talk

Maryannodonnell blogs about how communication breaks down when talking about Tibet.

China: Why School Crumbled?

Hu Yong said that the Chinese government should answer to the question why schools were crumbled in the earthquake zone. The blogger insisted that if the truth was buried, China...

China: Olympic Visa Policy

Fon from China Herald comments on the recent change in visa policy due to the Beijing Olympic.

China: Reconstruction

TECN posted Qian Li qun's speech on earthquake reflection, which stressed that earthquake reconstruction work should incorporate the reconstruction of the Chinese society in term of the development of humanitarianism,...

China: Earthquake Migration

Zhao mu interview specialists about the resettlement of earthquake victims [zh]. As the whole Wenchuan region becomes an active earthquake zone, relief work would include a huge migration plan.

Update on China's plastic bag ban

New plastic bag rules went into effect throughout China on Sunday: now, ultra-thin plastic bags are banned, and shoppers need to pay a small fee for thicker ones. One supermarket...

Kazakhstan: Pictures of Nature

Mikhail posts his new photos from the trips around Kazakhstan, focusing on the contrasts of nature of Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Life of Afghan Kyrgyzes

Elena tells some facts about life of Afghan Kyrgyzes in Pamir Mountains.

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