Friday news picks

Posted on 15 July 2011


The Chinese government has shut down 40% of the websites based in the country in 2009 and 2010.

Sometimes good men do bad things.

Emma Watson from the Harry Potter movies joined the Chinese version of Twitter.

Australian sexual assault statistics showing things like 19% of women aged 18 to 24 years had been sexually assaulted in the previous year.

A science camp in Jordan has been set up by a young visionary to give talented yet socially disadvantaged girls the opportunity and confidence to get into science.

Photographic juxtaposition to do with 30 years of space shuttle launches went viral on the web.

Eight comic book artists are creating their stuff live at the National Gallery of Victoria for five weeks.

Some people said some things about the carbon tax.

Cypriots got mad at their government for not preventing a military accident and marched to the President’s house.

Here’s 50 things that you should be aware of if you want to be an artist.

The National Young Writers Festival is looking for a Communications Coordinator.

Next year, Taiwan is opening an Animation, Comics and Games Artist Village with 16 studios for cartoonists and comics.

Training on how to deal with Australians for Indian call centre workers.

Someone has finally invented a flying car.

The importance of copy editing.

A book-on-tape version of hit kids’ book for adults Go the fuck to sleep read by Noni Hazelhurst was released. People loved it. You Tube didn’t.

Someone made a board game about entrepreneurialism.

Everyone seems to think the idea of social circles is something that Google thought up.

Major performing arts jumped up and down about needing more support even though they already get almost all the arts funding.

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