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· September, 2011

Stories about Education from September, 2011

28 September 2011

Philippines: Creative Protests During Campus Strikes

Last week's nationwide campus strikes in the Philippines against education budget cuts saw the lively and creative integration of online tools to mobilize thousands to fight for the right to...

26 September 2011

Chile: Twitter Trending Topics and #yomarchoel22

Jamaica: Gratitude to Garvey

Philippines: Anti-Planking Bill Draws More Planks

A proposal in the Philippines to ban planking has drawn much criticism online and offline. Planking has been used by student activists as a creative form of protest, especially in...

Sri Lanka: University Autonomy Under Threat

21 September 2011

Hungary: Higher Education and Tuition

Turkmenistan: Global Village or Village Behind the Globe?

Foreign presence in Turkmenistan is limited to a few diplomats and branch executives of a couple of large energy or construction companies. So the existence of Americans living and teaching...

20 September 2011

Chile: Netizens on Twitter Support Student Movement's Call for National Strike with #yomarchoel22

South Korea: The Diplomats Who Can't Speak English

It was revealed on September 13, 2011, that four out of ten South Korean diplomats find it nearly impossible to use proper diplomatic language in English, prompting the public to...

17 September 2011

CIVICUS: Reflections on the Power of Civil Society

For three days several civil society representatives met in Montreal for the CIVICUS World Assembly. The subjects were diverse: from civil movements, social equality, and the effects of new technologies,...

Brazil: Chained Teachers in the Freedom Square

Brazil: University Campus Closed Due to a “Legalize” Party

12 September 2011

Philippines: The President's Zero Love Life

The bachelor Philippines President Noynoy Aquino's comparison of his love life to a soft drink in a five-day state visit to China not only drew laughter but also criticism online....

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