Stories from 7 July 2010
Well-known for his crusades against academic and scientific fraud, Fang Zhouzi's newest target is former Microsoft China president Jun Tang (pictured). Do his accusations hold up and, even if so, as many feel, has he gone too far?
LJ user Mestnye discusses [RUS] the recent agreement on a customs union between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
The beatroot analyzes Poland's presidential election results, speculating on the reasons why Bronislaw Komorowski did not win with a greater margin to his main contender Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
Wikiciudadania points us towards this video where Greenpeace climbers get to the BP headquarters in Madrid, climb to the top and drop down a banner on top of the BP logo, replacing the green symbol with a drippy black one.
ESWN translates a blog post in my1510.com commenting on a online rumor about “the bombing of Amercian aircraft carrier”. The writer describes the spread of the rumor as “Chinese masturbation” that helps advance the talk of the “Chinese threat.”
In Sierra Leone, Vickie Remoe hosts and produces a magazine style show that covers a variety of topics: from undiscovered musical geniuses, to a day in the life of different tradespeople, sports and in a recent installment, Sex and STD education among college students.
Support Adnan and Emin remembers the plight of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists who were detained a year ago tomorrow in Baku, Azerbaijan. Eventually sentenced to 2 and 2.5 years in prison, Amnesty International considers the two men to be prisoners of conscience while other...
Look at the sky on the night of July 7 for this is the only night in the year when the two stars Vega and Altair are destined to be reunited, or so the legend foretells.
Paul McAuley, a British resident in the religious city of Iquitos and president of the "Red Ambiental de Loreto" (Loreto Environmental Network), received a resolution from the Ministry of Interior where he is informed of the cancellation of his residence in Peru. This means that in seven days he would have to leave the country. Bloggers responded by wondering about the reasons for the expulsion and whether this is the government intimidating those who defend the environment.
The 1Malaysia Foundation recently unveiled a brand new website , Yayasan 1Malaysia, as a platform to generate conversations with young Malaysian netizens on national unity and other current issues.
Transparency International's 2009 Global Corruption Barometer found that citizens around the world are increasingly worried about corruption in both the public and private sectors. People are often hesitant to speak out against corruption, and see traditional complaint mechanisms as ineffective. A growing number of citizens, however, are beginning to use...
The blogosphere is increasingly occupying a strategic role in the dissemination of Brazilian cinema. A large number of blogs focusing on film reviews, professional or not, has become recognized and respected.