1 May 2010

Stories from 1 May 2010

Video: One Day on Earth on 10/10/10

  1 May 2010

A modern day time capsule is going to be made on October 10th, 2010 as people from all over the planet record videos during that day of things that are important to them for the One Day on Earth project. Anyone can participate and footage collected on October 10th  will...

Iran: Workers demonstrated in several cities

Iranian workers demonstrated in several cities in Iran today. Iranian blogger,Nasabonline, has published a photo from workers’ demonstration in Shiraz. According to [fa] the blogger at least 50 workers protested against firing workers and one said did not get paid for months.

Transparency Projects in Central and Eastern Europe

  1 May 2010

There are a number of innovative projects in Central and Eastern Europe that use technology to promote transparency and hold leaders accountable, but a lack of political will has resisted implementing the reforms they seek. More cooperation through offline events could help.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Catching Up with Online Transparency Projects

  1 May 2010

The rise of multiparty democracy in Africa has led citizens and civil society to demand more transparency and accountability from their governments. New technologies can buoy their efforts, but such initiatives face major obstacles including infrastructure, lack of political will, and a shortage of techinical skills and personnel.

South Africa: 40,000 prostitutes for World Cup

  1 May 2010

Brett shows how rumours and lies become fact in media saturated world: “How I have been puzzled and annoyed by the ongoing repetition in our media, that 40 000 ‘prostitutes’ are set to be trafficked into South Africa ahead of the World Cup.”

Japan and China: Travel warning

  1 May 2010

Japanese Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning to its citizens about the death penalty in drug trafficking and urged its citizen not to break Chinese law while visiting China. (via Veggie Discourse)

Destroyed Javanese heritage sites

  1 May 2010

Numerous relics belonging to the Javanese empire of  Majapahit are being neglected by the Indonesian government. Paidi Jolali, an autodidact photographer, historian and mountaineer photographed and catalogued these Majapahit relics which need to be preserved and restored.

Indonesia: Taxes and corruption

  1 May 2010

My Busy Brain from Indonesia is concerned that taxes are being used for corruption. The blogger notes that Indonesia is listed as the second most corrupt country in the world

Indonesia: Pesta Blogger head

  1 May 2010

The new event head of Pesta Blogger is female Dentist Drg. Irayani Queencyputri a.k.a Rara. Pesta Blogger is an annual gathering of Indonesian bloggers.

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