Stories about Weblog from August, 2013
31 August 2013
Through the #bajet2014 website, Malaysians can give specific ideas in drafting the government's 2014 budget. They can also use the special page to approve or reject a particular proposal
Egypt arrested a “duck” - with a spying gadget. There is more to the duck than meets the eye. On Twitter, netizens grab the occasion to quack up jokes.
30 August 2013
While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.
29 August 2013
Demonstrators demand that Yasuni National Park remain untouched nearly two weeks after President Correa announced the end of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which sought to avoid oil drilling in the park.
Members and supporters of the CNTE have been protesting in Mexico City against education reforms already passed, seeking to repeal them.
Streets are deserted, shops are closed, markets are empty and some bar owners will not sell alcohol today as the nations anxiously wait for the presidential election petition judgement.
An alternative tours agency takes visitors through "the other side" of the city of Porto to show them what life is really like under austerity .
Democrats in Hong Kong are planning to occupy the city center and struggle for universal suffrage. Martin Luther King's civil disobedience campaign serves as their inspiration.
28 August 2013
Review of several anti-smoking campaigns in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Plus an advisory from Philippine health authorities against the dangers of promoting e-cigarettes
"No one in that country is even smart enough to cheat?" one shocked Twitter user asked.
Families tell their stories online through social media, where they also raise awareness about their cases and pressure US legislators to include their families in the much anticipated immigration reform.
27 August 2013
Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos gathered in Manila and several cities in the Philippines to denounce rampant corruption in the government.
A photo showing a footballer kissing a male friend has caused much controversy and debate on social media as machismo and acceptance go face to face.
Web users are speculating that the charge against Charles Xue is part of a scheme by authorities to control influential liberals online.
26 August 2013
Mexican officials have passed a reform that allows for the organisational body that guarantees the public’s right to access information to be overruled on national security grounds.
25 August 2013
Government claims the increase in cooking gas prices would ease the tax burden of motorists but consumers are worried about its impact on the cost of living in the country
President Yoweri Museveni gave Stephen Kiprotich, the marathon gold winner at the World Athletics Championships, a brand new Mitsubishi Pajero and a promise build him a three-bedroom house.
What Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's case means for whistleblowers, journalism, state secrecy, security, and the transgender community.