Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

3 January 2013

Stories from 3 January 2013

Call for Portuguese Blogs of the Year 2012

  3 January 2013

Around 380 blogs have already registered on the ‘Blogs of the Year 2012′ competition launched by Aventar.eu. The most interesting citizen media initiatives from the Portuguese and Portuguese language blogosphere can register until January 4, 2012. Voting starts on January 7.

Chinese Newspapers’ New Year's Greeting Censored

  3 January 2013

Chinese liberal newspapers, Southern Weekly‘s New Year's greeting, was censored directly by propaganda officials without the knowledge or consent of editors. The greeting was a tradition of the papers and this year the topic was on “China’s Dream, the Dream of Constitutionalism”. China Media Project has the story in detail.

China's Business Environment Tougher on Foreign Companies

  3 January 2013

Dan Harris from China Law Blog foresees that the business environment for foreign companies is getting tougher in China because of unfair competition. Dans business friends believe that China is much more concerned about face and about nationalism and about keeping its citizens happy than it is about the few...

Read this post

Graffiti in Tehran

Iran is not known for its freedom of expression or popular demonstrations in the public. But urban art is not nonexistent there.Frescoes, mosaics and other 'approved' art adorns walls in certain cities, underground art, although not as apparent as in Europe, is still visible in Tehran.

China Visa Denial: Vendetta as Diplomacy?

  3 January 2013

Following China's Failure to Renew NY Times Reporter's Visa on Dec 31, 2012, Elizabeth Lynch analyzed China's Vendetta and urged for a free foreign press at the China Law & Policy blog.  

A Consensus for Political Reform in China

  3 January 2013

Yanhuang Chunqiu[zh], a political journal within the Chinese Communist Party, has published a bold “New Year Greeting” in its latest edition. The article, titled “The Constitution is a Consensus for Political Reform,” argues that China’s Constitution already lays out the priorities to be addressed in carrying out political reform.CHINA MEDIA...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site