5 February 2014

Stories from 5 February 2014

North Korea Rips Off Mac OS X

  5 February 2014

North Korea has released its own operating system, Red Star Linux, which remarkably resembles Apple's Mac OS X. One tech writer calls it ‘basically a Linux distro skinned to look like OS X‘ and if you want to check yourself, visit North Korea Tech blog who explains in detail with many...

Surname Change As “National Duty” in Tajikistan

  5 February 2014

Following a controversial assertion by Tajikistan's Prosecutor General, senior officials in the country continue claiming that citizens whose surnames end in “-ov” or “-ev” are not patriots. Speaking to journalists today, Gavhar Sharofzoda, the head of the Tajikistan Language and Terminology Committee, said [ru], “Getting rid of Russian endings in...

Data Journalism Awards Calling for Entries

  5 February 2014

Global Editors Network will be awarding 8 prizes in 8 categories for the most impressive work in data journalism from all over the world. A combined total of 16,000 Euros will be awarded to the winners. Submit your entries to the Data Journalism Awards before April 4, 2014.

Top 10 Chinatowns in the World

  5 February 2014

THE WORLD OF CHINESE takes a look at some of the oldest and biggest Chinatowns in the world, including the ones in San Francisco, Vancouver, Lima (Peru), Havana (Cuba), London, Paris, Manila, Singapore and Melbourne. 

China Reports That Snowden Claims Aliens Control America

  5 February 2014

China's Xinhua new agency reported on January 28 that Snowden had claimed aliens controlled America. Although the story was soon deleted, it had spread all over Sina Weibo. Weibo users didn't take the story seriously, they even created an image of Alien Obama.Mitchell Blatt from CHINA TRAVEL WRITER BLOG has translated part of the...

Photos: Wedding Photo Shoots in China

  5 February 2014

For most brides and grooms-to-be in China, wedding photo shoots are an important part of wedding planning. The photo shoots, usually require multiple outfit changes and various props, can cost up to $15,000. ChinaFile features photographer Guillaume Herbaut's wide-angle shots of soon-to-be newlyweds posing (or taking a break from posing) for...

Podcast: Taiwan

  5 February 2014

Sinica Podcast held a discussion about Taiwan from their personal experiences. The discussion explores Taiwanese's personal identity, their culture, media situation, health care system, as well as Taiwan's political relations with the mainland.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Mexican Newspaper Editor?

  5 February 2014

On PBS.org you can take “The Reportero Challenge”, a game inspired by the documentary Reportero which presents various scenarios that journalists and editors face in Mexico: You have been offered the position of Editor-in-Chief at El Centinela-Investigador. Since its inception, the paper has stood up to the drug cartels and a...

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