In Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital roughly halfway between the north and south of the country, Norwegian NGO Football For All in Vietnam (FFAV) is using the sport to push for social change. Perhaps because not many people in Vietnam play football, setting up leagues also affords an opportunity to transmit values.
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May 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized
July 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · China, Journalism
Why aren’t the Chinese any good at football? Surely there must be a few “People’s Rooneys” among the People’s Republic’s 1.4 billion population? Apparently not – China has only ever qualified for one World Cup, in 2002, where it lost all 3 group games and failed to score a goal. The Chinese themselves have a [...]
March 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · China, Journalism
My story on emerging Chinese civil society at Inter Press Service – which describes itself as thus: “communication institution with a global news agency at its core. IPS raises the voices of the South and of civil society.” Two distinct trends can be seen – new energy among grassroots NGOs in the wake of the [...]