Stories from 10 November 2010
Lebanon: Jismi, One Day, One Struggle
Lebanon-based groups Nasawiya, Helem and Meem launched a new website named “Jismi” (Ar) (My Body) dedicated to the annual “One Day, One Struggle” campaign, a unique effort to underscore the joint struggle against the violation of sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies.
Jordan: Tweets Cover Parliamentary Election Flaws
Jordanians went to the polls yesterday. As the voting continued, Twitter user Naseem Tawarnah provided up-to-the-minute updates of allegations of violence and voting fraud.
Taiwan: Reporting on Autumn Struggle 2010
The Annual Autumn Struggle(秋鬥) was held on 11/7 this year, more than 1000 people from various minority groups and social activists organizations-migrant workers, indigenous tribes, HIV+ patients, sex workers, environmentalists, and farmers deprived of their lands-joined the march together. CivilMedia's video report summarized demands from different groups[zht] while Coolloud's photo report captured...
Hong Kong and China: Cross-border shopping
George Chen points out that with the inflation in China, many mainland Chinese travel to Hong Kong to buy daily necessity product over the weekend as the price is much cheaper.