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1 August 2010

Stories from 1 August 2010

India: Stereotyping The Middle Class

Taiwan: Dolphin surviving after entanglement

Taiwan: Problems for bicycle commuters

USA: Debating Essence Magazine Hire of Ellianna Placas, First White Director

On Jul 19, Essence, America’s premiere black women’s magazine and a media institution, announced that it has named Ellianna Placas as its new Fashion Director. Placas is a renown fashion...

Russia: Photos from Opposition Rally in Moscow

Russia: Influential Internet Company Plans to Go Public

Thailand: Comment on Thailand politics

Indonesia: “Social networks as the fifth estate”

Indonesia: Gossip shows and sex change declared forbidden

Indonesia: Absentee legislators

Nigeria: ICT and the Nigerian film industry

Uganda: The Glorious Rwenzori Mountains

Japan: JET Program in danger of being cut

Africa: 5 Things You Did Not Know About Africa

Zambia: Comments on Draft Constitution 2010

China: Sex workers demand legalization, organizer detained

If prostitution doesn't violate contemporary cultural norms, sex activists argue, then why doesn't the law reflect as much? Just a few days after a group in central China took to...

Japan: Is it wrong to climb Mount Fuji empty-handed?

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it matter if it made a sound or not when the tree was doing...

Russia: Towns and Villages on Fire

RuNet Echo

Hundreds of forest and peat fires are raging across central Russia. The organization of the firefighting effort has been inadequate in many cases, and local residents often choose to self-mobilize...

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