13 March 2010

Stories from 13 March 2010

Taiwan: Inequality in Baseball Game

  13 March 2010

Los Angeles Dodgers was invited to Taiwan to play with CPBL‘s best players this week. However, after the first game on March 12, media and baseball fans found that all the budget(2.8m TWD) for improving Tianmu Baseball Stadium was used only on Dodgers’ side.  Baseball blogger Kenmy argues that “the games...

China: Journalists unite to demand governor's resignation

  13 March 2010

Following the incident last week in which Hubei province governor Li Hongzhong berated a reporter and confiscated her recording equipment, growing demand for an apology and Li's subsequent refusal have led academics and media workers to petition for his resignation. Also up: mouthpiece media and reporting privilege.

China: GFW history

  13 March 2010

Damon from interlocals.net posts a video on the history of China's Great Firewall – a filter that covers the whole country and filters and blocks away illegal and politically sensitive content.

Serbia: Writers and Politics

  13 March 2010

Richard Byrne of Balkans via Bohemia pays tribute to Serbian writer Mihajlo Mijhajlov, “a prominent former dissident to both Titoism and nationalism,” who died recently at the age of 76. Sladjana Lazic of A Slice Of Serbian Politics muses on whether “the political engagement of artists can degrade their work,”...

Ukraine: New SBU Chief and Declassified Soviet Archives

  13 March 2010

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about the insights he gained while working with the recently declassified Soviet secret police archives – and about Ukraine's new State Security Service chief, who appears likely to limit public access to the archives again: “‘The special service’s main concern is the protection of...

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