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23 October 2010

Stories from 23 October 2010

Philippines: Popular dancing videos

Dancing prisoners. Dancing maids. Dancing flight attendants. And now Dancing Tax Collectors. Watch again these popular dancing videos from the Philippines.

Mexico: Blog ‘Words of Resistance’ Publishes Stories of Teenagers from Oaxaca

The blog Words of Resistance is “a space for stories written by students from Zapotitlán’s middle school (grade 7-9) who are transforming their reality word by word.” The students live...

Indonesia: Torture video

A video shows Indonesian soldiers torturing prisoners in West Papua. Human rights groups describe the footage as “Indonesia's Abu Ghraib.”

Thailand: New book on Lese Majeste

David writes about a new book that tackles the rise of lese majeste cases in Thailand. Between 2006 and 2009, at least 765 persons were prosecuted for lèse majesté.

Ukraine: Dog does Parkour

This video is once again making its rounds internationally, adding a twist to the usual parkour video. In it,  a  Staffordshire Terrier can be seen running up walls, trees and...

South Korea: Protesting with Flowers and Pink Placards

In South Korea, a female protester made a change in the conservative education sector, a feat no burly protester with a Molotov cocktail has succeeded in achieving over several decades.

China: Looking at Xi Jinping, possible future ruler

As with all of China's top leaders, little is known or allowed to be known about the country's likely next ruler, Xi Jinping, despite a curious public. The man has...

Saudi Arabia: Genie in Court

"I was under the influence of a genie" is the latest excuse for administrative corruption in Saudi Arabia. A corrupt judge, a genie and a religious investigation panel, which claims...

Russia: Post-Emergency Sustainability of Crowdsourcing Projects

Gregory Asmolov analyzes the fate of the Ushahidi-based Help Map project after the wildfires have ended. What is the future of emergency projects and how can we make them more...

Angola: Update on Press Freedom – “Repression or Urban Violence?”

One day after Global Voices published an article about the murder of journalist Chakussanga, on October 22 another Angolan journalist from “Radio Despertar” – Antonio Manuel “Jojó” da Silva – ...

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