· May, 2014

Stories about LANGUAGES from May, 2014

Atletico Madrid Football Club Campaign

  28 May 2014

Américo Alvarado wrote on Barataria about the campaign by Atletico Madrid Football Club: Sometimes, we witness real life stories, worthy of the seventh art. And right now we are witnessing one of those stories, somehow we are living it in the thrilling world of football. Heroic and inspiring are just...

Prison Literature

  28 May 2014

From a very young age he had a very big urge and devoted himself to well known works and trades such as becoming friends with what he didn't own, but he was also very clever, smart and extremely aggressive, but with highly defined principles towards shyness and respect for chlldren...

Reading “I am Malala”

  28 May 2014

On Books’ Whisper, there is a review [es] of the book “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai where they claim everybody should read her story. The post reviewed here was part of the first #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV] on May 5, 2014, submitted by Cati Restrepo.

Dominican Republic and Open Government

  28 May 2014

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] After a recent trip, Spanish Alberto Ortíz de Zárate writes [es] on Administraciones en Red about Open Government in Dominican Republic: In Dominican Republic, the Ministry of the Presidence has created the General Direction of Ethics and Government Integrity (DIGEIG by its Spanish...

Dragons and Fears

  28 May 2014

Miguel Carrillo wrote [es] on Evolución Creativa about fears, and he uses a tale from a land named “Confortland”, and concludes with this reflection: Fears don't define us, how we face them do. We hire our dragons to protect us, they aren't good nor bad, they just are. The only...

China's Censors Become Busier Before Tiananmen Anniversary

  28 May 2014

Index on censorship magazine details China's yearly Tiananmen anniversary crackdown: slower internet, blocked search terms, more military personnel in public and the arrest of high profile individuals. Author Francine Stone from Index thinks “this year’s crackdown appears particularly thorough, either a reaction to dissent being higher than usual or a perception...

A Prison Break Story with Chinese Character

  28 May 2014

Two peasants from Hunan pretended to be UN peacekeeping officers in order to rescue their friend from jail. It is a failed attempt but full of dark humor. Off Beat China translated the news story.

Podcast: History of the Internet in China

  28 May 2014

Sinaca Podcast discusses how the Internet has grown and changed China with three guests who have experienced the worst and the best of the Chinese Internet: Duncan Clark from BDA China, Gady Epstein from The Economist, and Bill Bishop, the author of the Sinocism newsletter.

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

  27 May 2014

Water hyacinth (water weed) is a menace in Bangladesh which restricts water flow and blocks sunlight in rivers and ponds contributing to contamination and killing of fish. Instead of spending much in removing or eradicating them they can be used for a good cause. Kristin Boekhoff at Panigram blog informs...