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13 June 2010

Stories from 13 June 2010

Macedonia: Gender Aspects of the Football World Cup

Young Macedonian blogger and writer thinks that focus on defense combined with propagation of gender stereotypes make the Football World Cup unattractive.

Russia: From “Sovereign Democracy” to “Sovereign Internet”?

Gregory Asmolov analyzes some of the recent Internet-related initiatives of the Russian government and explains what RuNet may possibly evolve into in the future.

France : Poetry Slam World Cup

Bobigny, in the Paris suburbs, is hosting  a different kind of  world cup, namely  the 4th Poetry Slam World Cup (the quarter finals), on June 12th and 13th. Bondy Blog interviews...

Iran: WordPress got filtered

BlogNews reports [fa] that WordPress got filtered in Iran on Sunday.BlogNews adds that it seems a mistake happened because all blogs using WordPress got filtered.

South Africa: Soccer and Social Change

Lisa Kays, writing for GlobalGoodness, tackles the role of playing soccer/football in promoting social change in Africa.

Fiji: Priorities questioned for boarding school

Just a week after Fiji's Ratu Kadavulevu School was closed by the health department because its kitchen wasn't up to code, the country's largest boarding school dedicated a new chapel...

India: Canadian Visa For BSF Members

There is a lively discussion going on in Death Ends Fun Blog on the issue of denial of Canadian visa to an ex- Indian Boder security Force (BSF) member because...

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan: Initial Coverage of the “Osh Massacre”

On June 10, 2010, local clashes between the ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek population in the Kyrgyz part of the Ferghana valley turned into a full-blown massacre and further exodus of...

Kyrgyzstan: “I Call It a Massacre!”

English-language coverage of the situation in Kyrgyzstan – at neweurasia.net. Kyrgyz blogger writes: “Call it whatever you want, but I name it a massacre of Uzbeks in Osh and Jalalabad...

Iran: Protesters Clash with Security Forces on Anniversary of Election

Witnesses in Tehran said scattered clashes erupted on Saturday between Iran's security forces and demonstrators gathering at key sites to mark the first anniversary of a contested presidential election.

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