Stories about Weblog from October, 2022
In a nearly unprecedented move, the Indonesian government is creating the city entirely from scratch and has cleared thousands of hectares of forests, fields, and grasslands for the new capital.
"[T]here are serious things to say about Queen Elizabeth II and her passing, but most of this will not be said, or will not be readily debated within the routine cultures of civil society."
The Kukur (dog) Tihar festival inspires compassion towards all animals, including dogs, but animal rights groups are advocating for better treatment of stray dogs in Nepal.
With a call from Samuel L. Jackson, actors such as Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr, joined Brazilian influencers to talk about the importance of voting in the presidential runoff
"Despite the incidents, we carry on with our tasks. We condemn every means used by authorities to harass and manipulate the challengers."
Dolma Diaries is a short web series produced by a team from Germany, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.
As protestors gathered to support Iran, some activists warn that rising conservatism in parts of Indonesia means that women in Indonesia could lose their own right to choose
In a deeply polarised run for the Brazilian presidency, the 2022 campaign has also been marked for attacks and violent episodes offline. Agencia Publica counts the cases registered in the country in the first round of campaign.
Some are asking the courts to not sacrifice what is urgent (stopping the flow of disinformation) for what is important — safeguarding democratic processes.
"A talent that was bigger than our shores. We had brilliance, I wonder if we knew. Soar in the realms of the ancestors."
A street artist signing with the tag name LBWS is populating the urban landscape of Odesa and other cities with a giant wildcat telling the story of Ukraine.
Overseas Chinese dissidents anticipate an endless struggle targeting different social groups in China.
"I have what I have, which is as much as so many daughters and sons and children of Lakshmi have in the diaspora [when] they lack community ... I have my heart."
According to local media reports, police started rounding up members of the party and other attendees hours ahead of the scheduled rally.
"I thought my life had become meaningless. But here I am, helping others live on."
Ladino or Judeo-Spanish is an endangered Romance language derived from Old Spanish, used by around 60,000 Sephardic Jews living in the Israel, Turkey, the Balkans, North Africa, and other former parts of Ottoman Empire.
After a tweet recounts an intolerant comment about Divali, social media users overwhelmingly speak out for respect and tolerance: "Do onto others are you would like them do onto you."
In March 2022 the Russian parliament passed amendments to the Russian Criminal Code allowing for real prison terms for an anti-war stance. Some people now face up to 10 years in prison.
Nepal’s indigenous round-shaped hot chilli pepper, locally known as ‘Akabare’, has taken the Nepali noodle industry by storm and is forging ahead to the international markets.
"The access to guns was expanded and control mechanisms did not follow the growth pace of guns in the hands of civilians," says Cecilia Olliveira.
Peripheral neighbourhoods are largely absent from the speeches and the government plans of candidates to the Brazilian presidency. At least, that is what is indicated by the plans presented to the Electoral Court.