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· October, 2013

Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2013

Kazakhstanis Divided on Whether Home Is Really Best

  31 October 2013

A debate about why some Kazakhstanis stay in their country while others choose to emigrate has unfolded online. It started after Daniyar posted his “What Is Keeping You in Kazakhstan?” [ru] on yvizion.kz. The blogger identified seven main reasons why he preferred to stay in the country: #1. Великая история… #2....

Documentary Provides Intimate Look at Venezuelans Living Abroad

  30 October 2013

Desde Afuera (From Abroad) is a documentary which follows the stories [es] of five Venezuelans who recorded their daily activities living abroad using mobile and handheld cameras for over one year.  Producers Johann Pérez Viera and Pedro Camacho put together this footage and Skype calls with the five participants to...

Asylum-Seekers Continue Hunger Strike in Hungary

  16 October 2013

Sixty asylum-seekers went on hunger strike yesterday in a southeast Hungarian detention camp for asylum-seekers, atlatszo.hu investigative journalism site's blog reported in their Blog Action Day post [hu] on human rights. The Office of Immigration and Nationality confirmed that the strike was started by five Malian citizens who were joined by...

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

  11 October 2013

The Fourth International Congress in Cultural Studies – Colonialisms, Post-colonialisms and Lusophonies has a call for paper submissions open until October 15, 2013 November 15, 2013 [deadline has been extended]: To demystify, to dehierarchize, to establish a policy of difference, to allow a multiplicity of voices, to constitute so many projects of possible modernities/rationalities...

Hong Kong: 2010 Manila Hostage Incident and Banning Maid

  11 October 2013

Tom Grundy from Hong Wrong comments on the local community call for banning Filipino domestic workers’ working visa to pressure the Philippine President Aquino III to apologize to the 2010 Manila hostage Incident's victims and their families. The incident in 2010 was obviously awful and tragic and the authorities were...

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