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18 October 2008

Stories from 18 October 2008

Brazil: Petition against slavery

  18 October 2008

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] links to the online petition demanding the end of slavery in Brazil. “The majority of the employers who adhere to this system are big land owners, who have world class technology and exploit this “disposable people”.

Africa: 7 Rules of Innovation

  18 October 2008

White African writes about Ethan's 7 rules of innovation in Africa: “Ethan Zuckerman has produced yet another amazing thought piece. This time, he’s talking about innovation in Africa and how that is brought about by resource constraints.”

Africa: 2008 African Junior Chess Championship

  18 October 2008

Marcashton writes about 2008 Junior Chess Championship in South Africa: “Under the auspices of the African Chess Union, Chess South Africa has the honour of inviting African Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2008 African Junior Chess Championship and African Girls Chess Championship.”

South Africa: ANC Youth League is a disgrace

  18 October 2008

The ANC Youth League in South Africa is a disgrace: “It has come to a point where I have to mention in blank terms that the ANCYL has lost the plot. This is the same origination that presents itself to be the voice of the youth. Which youth? I happen...

Japan: Dubbing 10 and Broadcast Law

  18 October 2008

Economist and blogger Nobuo Ikeda writes about a prominent idea [ja] to introduce the “dubbing 10″ system, abandoned only weeks ago, though an airwaves encryption scheme. Ikeda explains that the idea would be to pair a key to the encrypted airwaves with the dubbing ten system, which he claims is...

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Canada: Indigenous Femicide on the Spotlight

  18 October 2008

Canadian documentary which is bringing to public attention the disappearances and murders of more than 500 aboriginal women in Canada in the past 30 years. The film is called Finding Dawn, by Christine Welsh. The movie is named after Dawn Crey, who was the 23rd victim whose DNA was recognized in the largest serial murder investigation in Canada back in 2002-2004.

Korea: North Korea, no longer a terrorist-sponsoring state.

  18 October 2008

After the US government announced removal of North Korea from the black list in October 2008, how do South Koreans think about this decision? Some netizens see this as a good chance to build up better relations between North and South Korea and expect a further step for reunification. 미국이...

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