8 September 2010

Stories from 8 September 2010

Bermuda: On Camera

  8 September 2010

In response to the installation of cameras at certain traffic lights, Vexed Bermoothes says: “I feel that in a ‘nation of laws’ Government must be clear about how efforts like this are authorised, how they will be used…otherwise, the exercise starts to smack of ‘big brother’ intrusiveness.”

Jamaica: Policy for Parents

  8 September 2010

“School has reopened so it’s high season for parent-bashing”: Long Bench republishes his response to the latest version of Jamaica's National Parenting Policy.

Russia: Bloggers Clash With the Ruling Party

RuNet Echo  8 September 2010

The Russian Internet community's response to the wildfires was accompanied with a high level of hostility and direct clashes between netizens and pro-government activists. Gregory Asmolov analyzes the conflict and suggests a strong linkage between the degree of online cooperation and the way online sources presented the role of the government in the wildfires disaster.

Indonesia: Former Playboy editor found guilty of indecency

  8 September 2010

The Supreme Court of Indonesia has found the former editor of Playboy Indonesia guilty of violating the country's indecency laws. Media groups and bloggers protest the decision as “criminalization of the press.” Playboy Indonesia contained no nude pictures.

Vietnam: Reasons for marrying foreigners

  8 September 2010

Based on an article written by Vinh Dang, about 40,000 Vietnamese citizens married foreigners between 2005-2008. The author also identifies the possible reasons why many Vietnamese are marrying foreigners.

Vietnam: Pre-1975 music

  8 September 2010

Eric Burdette blogs about pre-1975 songs in Vietnam which he discovered through a Vietnamese music website. Eric thinks that young Vietnamese do not know the songs anymore because many records and record players were destroyed in 1975, the end of the Vietnam War.

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