4 July 2010

Stories from 4 July 2010

Azerbaijan: Clinton meets bloggers

In Mutatione Fortitudo comments on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's meeting with youth activists and bloggers in the oil-rich authoritarian country. Although reportedly raising the issue of imprisoned video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli with the Azerbaijani authorities just days before the first anniversary of their...

Russia, U.S.: More on the “Spy Ring” Story

More reactions to the “Russian spy ring” story (earlier posts are here and here): Craig Pirrong of Streetwise Professor – here and here; Julia Ioffe at True/Slant; Robert Coalson at RFE/RL's Power Vertical; Sean Guillory at Sean's Russia Blog; Clare Sestanovich at FP's Passport; Irina Filatova at the Guardian's Comment...

Russia: More on LGBT Rights

A Good Treaty writes more on the Russian opposition's stance on LGBT rights (the previous post is here), reacting to Oleg Kozlovsky's statement in response to Sublime Oblivion‘s question about why he feels “the need to forcefully disassociate Solidarity [movement] from support for LGBT rights in Russia.” Austere Insomniac interprets...

Guinea Bissau: Unfair Trading Promotes Poverty

  4 July 2010

A mini documentary titled Quem Paga? [Who Pays?, pt] featuring the production of cashew in Guinea Bissau – one of the five poorest countries in the world – unmasks the cycle of poverty being fueled by Western consumers, while demanding fair trade to put an end to poverty.

Nuclear energy for Brunei

  4 July 2010

Nuclear energy is being seriously considered in Brunei, an oil exporting country. The Daily Brunei Resources blogs about the prospect of adopting nuclear energy in Brunei

Brunei: World Cup-free country?

  4 July 2010

Brunei was listed in an MSN article as one of the World Cup-free countries. The Daily Brunei Resources writes that it is a wrong description of Brunei.

Myanmar: World Cup Reactions

  4 July 2010

Myanmar has caught up the 2010 World Cup fever. Electricity became stable in the capital, fans get to watch the games for free on state-owned TV channels, bars and tea shops are open during midnight, sports journals have been given the license to print and sell copies daily, and many residents are happy that two dancers in Shakira's Waka Waka music video are from Myanmar.

Caucasus: Blogs & Bullets

Global Voices Caucasus Regional Editor Onnik Krikorian will take part in a panel at a public conference, Blogs and Bullets: Evaluating the Impact of New Media on Conflict, at the U.S. Institute of Peace on 8 July. Co-sponsored by the George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication,...