Stories from 4 July 2010
Japan: Party leaders campaign for upper house election
Buddhika Weerasinghe uploaded pictures of Japan’s main party leaders [en] addressing speeches ahead of an upper house election, that will be held on July 11.
India: Tribals Tell Their Stories Via Podcasts
“Swara, an initiative of former journalist Shubranshu Choudhury, enables the tribals of Chhattisgarh to tell their version of stories, in their language and through a medium accessible to them…” informs Indian Tribals blog.
Japan: Tech-savvy freelancers break down the monopoly in information
While in many countries around the world ordinary citizens learn to take advantage of the new technologies to make their voices heard, in Japan it's the free-lance journalists who take up the battle against establishment media from which they are determined to remain apart.
Bangladesh: Extra Judicial Killings
Syeed at Unheard Voice writes about the gruesome torture of a father in front of his 7 year old son by Bangladesh police, who was later found dead. This is one example of numerous extra judicial killings by the security forces in Bangladesh.
Japan: Hashima Island, the abandoned island
Craig Schmeizer at Make A History wrote a post on Hashima Island [en] (also dubbed Warship Island), a small island in the south of Japan that was abandoned in 1974. According to the blogger, it was “a center of a major mining complex owned by Mitsubishi Corporation” until it was...