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25 June 2010

Stories from 25 June 2010

India: Tribute To Dad Blogging Contest

Blogadda announces the winners of the ‘Tribute To Dad Blogging Contest’.

Mozambique: 35 Years of Independence

On the 35th anniversary of Mozambique's independence [en], blog Moçambique Para Todos [Mozambique For All, pt] publishes several opinion articles, reflecting upon the political situation and the economical dependency of...

East Timor: “Blogs Factory” Announces Production Cuts

Fábrica dos Blogs [Blogs Factory, pt], a collective that feeds blog Timor Lorosae Nação (one of the most active sources of information and places for discussion about that country, in...

Rwanda: A Journalist for Umuvugizi Killed in Kigali

Jean-Léonard Rugambage, a journalist for the suspended bimonthly magazine Umuvugizi, was killed on June 24, 2010, Jeune Afrique reports [fr].

D.R. of Congo: The Murder of Human Rights Activist Floribert Chebeya

Floribert Chebeya, the leader of a human rights organization in D.R. of Congo, was found dead on June 2 under suspicious circumstances. Protests against his murder and other killings and...

South Africa: The social media world of vuvuzelas

Can't get enough of vuvuzelas? Or perhaps the opposite is the case. Here are a series of social media links devoted to everything vuvuzela.

East Timor military record of Indonesian President

Timor Archives summarizes the study made by an Australian researcher about the military stint of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in East Timor. Indonesia occupied East Timor from 1975 to...

Guide to Vietnamese Restaurant Menu

Viet World Kitchen provides a useful guide to understand Vietnamese restaurant menus

Illegal bird trades in Indonesia and the Philippines

EngageMedia uploads an investigative video report on the illegal bird trades in Indonesia and the Philippines

Indonesia: Video on protest against mangrove forest conversion

EngageMedia uploads a video of a protest action demanding the Aceh Governor in Indonesia to stop the conversion of mangrove forest to palm oil plantation.

Japan: Most popular company for job seekers

Akky Akimoto from Asiajin quotes a research that shows Google being the most popular company for Japanese job seekers between age 25 to 34.

South Korea: Worries Over Apocalypse Health Care Reform May Bring

As South Korean government moves a step closer to execute a health care reform, bloggers have erupted online, strongly criticizing the idea of reform as neither effective nor egalitarian.

Nicaragua: Riot Police and Citizens Clash in Small Town

Rodrigo Peñalba republishes a message and video sent to him by Lázaro Díaz from Boaco, a small and peaceful town in Nicaragua currently going through violence after the mayor was...

Algeria: Defeat by USA Brings the Country Back to Earth

Algerians went from hope to disillusion as their team lost to USA in additional time. Bloggers react to the end of the world cup journey for their country.

Russia: Charges Against Alexanyan Dropped

Robert Amsterdam reports that “Russian prosecutors have finally dropped their case against Yukos lawyer Vasily Aleksanyan”: “But I don't really see this as a sign of clemency or change, or...

Poland: “Still Divided”

Raf Uzar summarizes the results of the first round of Poland's presidential election and concludes: “What is really thought-provoking is the fact that after centuries of turmoil and upheaval, Poland...

Russia: President Medvedev is “iPhone Compatible”

Julia Ioffe announces at True/Slant that “Russian president is iPhone compatible.” More on Dmitry Medvedev's visit to California by Julia Ioffe – here, here, and here, and by Jamestown Foundation...

Russia: Cocks and Prayers

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog writes about a “Prayer for the President” and “a kind of re-embrace of Tsarist symbolism” that seems to be taking place in Russia. Julia...

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