9 February 2011

Stories from 9 February 2011

S.Korean net users mourn over the death of a struggling movie writer

  9 February 2011

South Korean net users commemorated the death of Choi Go-eun, a movie writer who died from chronic disease after battling with the poverty and huger with earning less than minimum wage, around 600 USD a year. The Federation of Movie Worker’s Union defined her death[ko] a ‘social murder’ and criticized...

Nepal: Parliament Finally Elects A Prime Minister

  9 February 2011

After months of infighting, bickering and a record setting 17 attempts, Nepal finally has elected a Prime Minister. Jhala Nath Khanal, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), was sworn in on Sunday, at a ceremony in capital Kathmandu.

China: Fight against kidnapping via microblogging

  9 February 2011

C. Custer from China Geeks blogs about the recent effort by micro-bloggers to help tracking down missing children by taking photo of children beggars. The blogger also translates Southern Metropolis‘s interview with Yu Jianrong, the mastermind of the citizen action.

Taiwan: Women's role in free and open source software movement

  9 February 2011

WoFOSS (Women in Free and Open Source Software in Taiwan) is a community of females in free and open software development and movement. Traditionally, in the field of information/engineering, men are always in charge, however, for many years, women have been stepping in from various directions, including developers, promoters, or...

Japan: Giving a face to the Egyptian voices

  9 February 2011

Japanese independent magazine Web D!ce dedicated a post to show the faces and the messages of the Egyptian people that Japanese TV and newspapers don't include in their coverage. More than 50 photos were collected from several Flickr users.

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