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· March, 2012

Stories from Quick Reads from March, 2012

India: Arresting Tibetan Activists

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun comments on the arrests of Tibetan activists in India: “we gave the Tibetans shelter when they fled from the excesses of China. Now we...

Puerto Rico: Youth, Facebook, and News

A recent survey of 130 college students [es], mostly from the Río Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico, shows that many of them actually use Facebook to read news.

Spain: The Faces of the Young and Unemployed 51%

Three Barcelona-based journalists, Lucija Stojevic, Jennifer Baljko and Marc Herman, have launched the excellent digital magazine 51percent with the mission “to go beyond the news headlines and put a face to the...

Bulgaria: Students Protest Teacher's Dismissal

Bulgarian blogger Boyan Pishtikov publishes [bg] images from a students’ demonstration in the north-western city of Vratza [en]. The protest was organized by high school students who disagree with the...

Georgia: Tongue-in-cheek development forecast

A satirical video posted on YouTube takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the development of Georgia ahead of parliamentary elections later this year and a presidential vote in 2013. With the...

East Timor: Early Warning Early Response Mapping System

NGO Belun in East Timor has teamed up with Columbia University to establish the Early Warning Early Response mapping system which was designed to increase early responses to conflict and...

India: Is God Now An Industry?

Ugich Konitari at Gappa writes about the VIP pilgrims of the famous Hill Temple at Tirupati, who keep the ordinary pilgrims waiting for many hours for their chance to perform...

Bulgaria: “You will win, Captain!”

After the announcement that the famous Bulgarian football player Stiliyan Petrov (Aston Villa F.C., England, and current captain of the Bulgarian national team) was diagnosed with acute leukaemia, netizens created...

Azerbaijan: Novruz comes to an end

Novruz, the Persian New Year which is also celebrated in Azerbaijan, has come to an end and, using the example of the oil-rich country, Eastbook says that during the holiday...

Peru: Focusing on Technology for Social and Economic Development

What if Peru were more committed to supporting and developing technology? This is what Oscar Montezuma asks in the blog Blawyer [es]. He looks at the current cabinet of ministries...

Puerto Rico: A Small and Modest Art Blog

Check out artist Omar Banuchi's blog on Tumblr: “a small and modest blog of images.”

Puerto Rico: “He Leaves at Last”

Blogger and historian Yvonne Acosta comments on the recent dismissal  [es] of the Superintendent of the Police Emilio Díaz Colón.

Iran: Earth Hour celebrated in Tehran

Iranians are going to celebrate the “Earth Hour” today Saturday 31st of March. Here in this Farsi-language website, Iranians are organizing the “Earth Hour” events, including turning-off lights for an...

Chile: Open Letter to Daniel Zamudio Goes Viral

Chilean netizens were deeply moved by an open letter to Daniel Zamudio, a young gay man who died after a brutal beating, written by Felipe E. Mercado and published on...

Philippines: Petition Against Magnetite Mining

An online petition urges the Philippine government to deny the magnetite mining applications in the northern coastal areas of Luzon Island in the Philippines.

Myanmar: Responsible Tourism

The Irrawaddy interviews Dr. Andrea Valentin who talks about responsible tourism and the prospect of pro-poor tourism in Myanmar.

India: Media And The State

Aagan reports that a recent circular from the West Bengal Ministry of Mass Education Extension and Library Services caused much buzz on mainstream and social media. The West Bengal government...

Nepal: Call for Submissions for Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival

The 2012 Nepal Indigenous Film Festival is calling out for submissions of any type of film related to Indigenous youth produced after 1 January, 2008. Submitted films should be made...

Madagascar: Details of the 1947 Massacre Still Unknown

TanaNews reports that prime minister Beriziky requested that France returns to Madagascar the archives [fr] regarding the massacre of about 100 000  people in 1947 to repress the movement for the...

Video: Cropshare System Unites Landowners and Land-less Farmers in Spain

Shared Vegetable Gardens (Huertos Compartidos) is a project in Spain that brings together people who wish to grow their own food but don't have the land, with landowners who may have the...

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