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· May, 2012

Stories about Ideas from May, 2012

28 May 2012

Belarus, Russia: An Online Charity Auction with People for Sale

RuNet Echo

The idea of auctions as a fundraising tool is not a new one in the charity world. Sometimes, there is even a market for people: dinners with celebrities and business-breakfasts...

Video: Media Portrayals of Cities in the Global South

24 May 2012

Russia: Q&A with Tina Kandelaki

RuNet Echo

Tina Kandelaki is a Russian journalist, a TV celebrity and producer, a widely read blogger, and -- more recently -- a visible presence in Russian politics. Be it on the...

Video: How Societies Work – a Look at Unconventional Arrangements

The VJ Movement has partnered with the London School of Economics to bring us videos and stories that attempt to show how societies in conflict and crisis-affected areas across the...

23 May 2012

Video: Youth Media Organization Sign up for Mozilla Popcorn Story Camp

Italy: Army Evicts Art Workers from Occupied Building

The art worker's collective Macao in Milan, Italy were evicted from the second building they occupied in less than a month by army and police. The group aims to free...

Elders Call on Youth to Help Lead the Way at Rio+20

A group of independent and former world leaders, The Elders, is calling on young leaders to help make a better world possible at the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable...

21 May 2012

Guadeloupe: “Political Manipulation”

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: Ministers Appointed for Skills or as Tokens?

With a great majority of voters for candidate Hollande in the French presidential elections hailing from the overseas regions, French-Caribbean bloggers were impatient to see which French Guyanese, Martinican or...

19 May 2012

Macedonia: Graffiti Art in “Times of Revived Antiquity”

A short documentary on the Macedonian graffiti scene within the context of the state-sponsored art/construction boom, made by two female scientists and bloggers, has been shown at the renowned archeological...

16 May 2012

Video: Anatomy of a Good Advocacy Video by WITNESS

Greece: TEDxThessaloniki 2012, the Courage to Create

Twelve hours long, with more than 20 speakers and performers, over 700 attendees and 5.000 livestream viewers from 57 countries; on Saturday May 12, TEDx Thessaloniki 2012 provided an inspiring...

China: Motor-Powered Breakfast Crepes

15 May 2012

Norway: Discussing Latin America at the Oslo Freedom Forum

Last week the fourth gathering of the Oslo Freedom Forum was carried out, organized by the Human Rights Foundation in the Norwegian capital. The event covered a series of topics...

14 May 2012

Saudi Arabia: May 7 Marked as Saudi Liberalism Day

On May 7 Saudi liberal activists gathered online to celebrate Saudi Liberalism Day, an initiative to acquire recognition and acceptance for liberal ideas.

China: Mother's Day

11 May 2012

China: In Bo Xilai Saga, Did Social Media Challenge Government?

Political struggle, murder, corruption, espionage and diplomatic conflict - the downfall of Bo Xilai from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) elite ranks has turned out to be a multi-faceted story....

Russia: Yavlinsky Stir Reveals Opposition Rift

RuNet Echo

True to Yabloko's troubled past and present, Yavlinksy's May 10 blog post criticizing protest escalations has upset many and pleased relatively few. Current developments in the opposition have widened the...

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