Stories from 23 June 2011
According to the Democratic Voice of Burma, “more than 10,000 ethnic Kachin are now thought to have fled their homes as days of fighting engulfed parts of Burma’s northernmost state.” Pictures of refugee sites have been uploaded online.
Nick Ross suspects that boutique hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam are faking online reviews.
Adam Bray blogs about the Vietnam Revolutionary Journalism Day 2011 celebration. He also notes how several newspapers have been loyally reproducing state propaganda.
The twitter hashtag #camland is proposed to gather tweets related to land-rights, evictions, and controversial developments in Cambodia.
dr-hank-snaffler-jr writes about an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand. The building was not completed when the 1997 Asian financial crisis severely hit Thailand.
Several students have staged one-person “SlutWalk” protests at Korea University’s front gate, demanding the school expel three male students from its medical school on charges of sexually assaulting a drunken female student during a school trip. South Korea's Wiki Tree site posted photos [ko] of the protests.
Olivia from ChinaHush translates a local news story about the first successful lawsuit on sexual harassment in Guangzhou.
Prominent artist Ai Weiwei has been released on bail last night (June 22, 2011), Committee to Protect Journalists comments on the incident and points out that the whereabouts of Ai's associate, freelance journalist Wen Tao, missing since April 3 and presumed detained, is still unknown.
Mexican bloggers analyze the local electoral process in the State of Mexico looking towards the presidential succession of 2012. There are reflections about the candidates, their campaigns and proposals, but there is also a consensus in the national relevance that the election for the next Mexican governor has acquired.