19 October 2010

Stories from 19 October 2010

Bermuda: More than a Whisper

  19 October 2010

Vexed Bermoothes says that “the ‘whispering guest workers'…make up a significant proportion of our population but have NO political voice” and would like to see this change.

South Korea: North Korean Defector's Struggling Life In Big Cities

  19 October 2010

A North Korean defector's life in South Korea is tough. Even after hundreds hours of study in Hanawon, the state-run resettlement facility, the defector's first encounter with the real world outside North is full of bewilderment and frustration. Korea’s Joongang took a snapshot of a defector's daily life.

China: Afterthoughts of Foxconn tragedies

  19 October 2010

Foxconn, a Taiwanese company and the world's largest maker of electronic components, has become one of the most notorious corporations in China after 13 consecutive suicides of its workers in 2010. However, given the fact that Foxconn's salary and working environment is not the worst of its kind, no one has...

Myanmar: Advocacy video guide

  19 October 2010

The Witness Blog provides a Burmese version of their training videos that gives human rights activists several tips and techniques on how to document and advance their advocacies.

Cambodia: Bon Pchum Ben

  19 October 2010

The Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia blogs about the Bon Pchum Ben, the annual commemoration of the spirits. It is one of the most important religious holidays in Cambodia.

Singapore EduCamp

  19 October 2010

Registration is now open for the 2010 Singapore Educamp. “EduCamps are BarCamp style un-conferences where educators and people interested in education come and share their projects, ideas and findings.”

Brazil: Open Call for Digital Culture

  19 October 2010

Brazilian Digital Culture Forum calls all enthusiasts to submit presentations about emerging processes in the network, communities of practice  for the digital age and proposals to support public policies, until October 20.  The 2nd edition of the Forum will take place in November 14-17 in Sao Paulo.

Brazil: Magazine censored by opposition party

  19 October 2010

The magazine Revista do Brasil, produced by the Rede Brasil Atual, has been censored by the opposition party, PSDB and its candidate, José Serra, for allegedly campaigning in favour of rival candidate Dilma Rousseff, informs [pt] Conceição Oliveira, in her blog, Maria Frô. Rede released [pt] a note repudiating the opposition's...

Philippines: Strongest typhoon of the year

  19 October 2010

Typhoon Juan (international name: Megi), the world’s strongest tropical cyclone of the year, hit the north part of the Philippines forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Many provinces are still without power and communication signals; rice and other agricultural crops were also destroyed. Netizens share their stories

Benin: Text Messages to Help Protect Children Against Violence: Lessons Learned

  19 October 2010

The Violence Against Children (VAC) project is an initiative co-implemented by PLAN and Save the Children in West Africa and takes place over 4 years in seven countries. The project explored the idea of setting up a text message based system that will collect and map out reports of violence against children. The following is a discussion about the impact and lessons learned on the implementation so far.

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