Stories from 1 May 2011
The innovative digital project Mobile Voices (VozMob), based in Los Angeles, California (USA) “is a platform for immigrant and/or low-wage workers in Los Angeles to create stories about their lives and communities directly from cell phones.” Their mission is to appropriate technology to empower the community.
Atanu Dey opines that the people who are best equipped to address poverty are those who are not just good academically but have tons of empathy — the ability to imagine how it must feel to be very poor. What do you think?
The New Horizon takes a statistical look at the Indian and Bangladeshi media and finds out interesting outcomes.
Khaulath Mohamed at Haumaldives reports that security forces have cracked down on recent anti-government protests in the Maldives and 80 protesters were arrested.
Andy Yee translated an article by Kai Wen at Radio France International about the group of young people behind April Web, labelled as China’s new generation of nationalists. (via ChinaGeek)
In the digital magazine 80 Grados [es], journalists Manolo Coss [es] and Mario Roche [es] honor the life and legacy of the recently deceased artist, art critic and journalist Jose Antonio Torres Martinó.
Poet, artist and blogger Yarisa Colón Torres reflects on belonging here, there, everywhere and nowhere [es], and her life as a Puerto Rican living within the borders of Puerto Rico and New York.
Photographer and blogger Sylvia Colón comments on the recent decision [es] of the Department of Tourism of enforcing a 1994 ordinance that prohibits taking professional photos in Old San Juan.
Rima Brusi reflects [es] on the significance and importance in her life of the work of Argentinian novelist Ernest Sábato, who recently died (1911-2011): “Sábato-candle in the dark city, Sábato-window of the abandoned mansion, Sábato- shy park bench, my Sábato, thanks.”
The second edition of Festival de la Palabra [es] (The Festival of Words), a literary festival with invited writers from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain, will be held this year from May 4-8 in Puerto Rico and from May 10-12 in New York City, uniting the longstanding bridge from...
The beautiful website Puerto Rican Posters presents a collection of 316 silk screened posters of some of the maestros and maestras of Puerto Rican art: “These images are snapshots of significant cultural, social and political events that occurred on the island from 1952 to 1985.”
Blogger Luis Alejandro Yero comments [es] on one of the most important issues discussed at the VI Congress of the Communist Party: the decentralization of the government.
Singapore’s youth sector will be a significant source of votes in next week's General Elections. This explains why political parties are also looking to social media to win more votes. Bloggers discuss the role of the youth in influencing the election results
Since Monday April 25, activists from the Qom community, an indigenous group from the province of Formosa in Argentina, started a roadblock on the 9 de Julio Avenue, in the very center of Buenos Aires, along with a hunger strike lead by their spokesman Felix Díaz. Bloggers react to their protest and try to bring public attention to the conflict.
The border clashes between soldiers of Cambodia and Thailand continue despite the ceasefire signed by the two countries.