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· May, 2013

Stories about Development from May, 2013

New Blog Celebrates Sri Lanka’s Diversity

Mixed Rice is a new blog, which aims to celebrate Sri Lanka's diversity and provide a platform for thoughtful discussions about the forces that threaten unity.

Blackout Mapping in Cambodia

A massive blackout in Cambodia has sparked online discussion about the country’s power supply situation. Citizens are demanding explanation about the recurring blackouts in recent months. Urban Voice, a crowdsourcing...

Interview: Cartoonist Slams Forced Evictions in Brazil for World Cup

In an interview with Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública, cartoonist Carlos Latuff criticizes the rash of forced evictions in Rio de Janeiro to make way for the 2014 World Cup...

Brazilian Amazon Struggles to Keep Up with Power Plant Population Growth

An exploding population along the Madeira River in Brazil spurred by the hydroelectric dam construction in the state of Rondônia should have meant the creation of more infrastructure, such as...

Indian Ruling on Vedanta Mining Plans Favours Tribal Rights

India's Supreme Court recently ruled that village councils should make the final decision as to whether controversial British company Vedanta Resources can mine for bauxite in the eastern state of...

Brazil's Indigenous Fight Back Against State Development

As Brazil's economy steamrolls forward on the momentum of mega-construction projects, many of the country's indigenous have found their homelands snatched away for the sake of development. The construction of...

Promises of Social Justice for India's Landless

As rapid industrialization and development in India snatches up land and livelihoods, activist groups such as Ekta Parishad have loudly campaigned on behalf of the landless and homeless and pressured...

Gender Gap Widens in Chinese Cities

China Digital Times highlighted some discussion on gender gap in China. Even though the overall percentage of working women is not very low, as a result of urbanization, employment rate...

Are Indian Companies “Land Grabbing” in Africa?

As foreign companies and governments buy or lease land in countries across Africa, the debate continues as to whether this will encourage development or is simply land grabbing. The Hindu's...

Mozambique: Medical Professionals Announce Strike

Medical professionals in Mozambique have announced they will strike. They consider that they were “humiliated, insulted and disdained” in their last meeting with government. This current strike follows a strike...

Uprooted by Brazilian Power Plant, River Residents Try to Rebuild

Due to flooding caused by the Jirau power plant under construction in the Brazilian Amazon, river dwellers were removed to a village specially built to house displaced victims. Unable to...

Yemen: Focus on Education!

In a country where the illiteracy rate of both sexes (15 years and above) is almost 40 per cent, education and the empowerment of the women and youth is an...

Save Lhasa, Tibet from Destruction

High Peaks Pure Earth has published Elliot Sperling's translation of prominent Tibetan writer, Woser's recent blogpost urging the world to save Lhasa from being turned into another tourist shopping mall.

Wikipedia to Appear in Shughni

“Good news Pamiris,” writes [ru] Bektour Iskender, President of Kloop Media, a Kyrgyz news portal and blogging platform. “Wikipedia has provided permission to begin a version of the site in...

Egypt: Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform

Supported by Ford Foundation and the British Council, Cluster has recently launched the Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform (CUIP), the first resource of its kind in Egypt.

Leaked Development Plan Raises Land Grab Fears in Mozambique

Against a backdrop of growing concern about 'land grabs' in Africa, a leak from a controversial economic development plan has raised alarm in Mozambique, as well as in donor countries.

Schools Close in Panama Due to Energy Crisis

The severe drought that is affecting Panama has motivated the government to take several measures, including suspending classes in public and private schools.

‘Hope, Service, Passion': Meet Laura Boldrini, Italy's Likable Leader in Parliament

Italy's most recent elections swept several non-career politicians into office. Among these new players on the Italian political scene is writer and human rights activist Laura Boldrini, whose popularity during...

‘Agroam’ Lends Hand to African Farmers

Agroam is a website designed to help African farmers market their products as efficiently as possible and give more opportunities to match buyers and sellers at fair prices.

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