Stories from 2 July 2011
The Acorn highlights a humorous draft of the Fasting & Political Blackmail (Regulation) Bill, 2011, coined by some civil society members as an way to confront the plethora of fasting and political blackmails in the country.
Think Change India informs that the National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF), India’s premier youth platform for social innovations, in partnership with Villgro Innovations Foundation is organizing a two day workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Bangalore on the 9th and 10th of July.
Groundviews compiles reactions from social media on the recent controversy surrounding photographic evidences of war crimes in Sri Lanka.
People who protest against police brutality in Macedonia issued a call to all domestic [mk] and foreign [en] supporters to send short video clips with their sound-bite opinion by June 4.
The fascination some Nepali colleges have with an English name is interesting. Bhumika Ghimire wonders whether these educational institutions deliver international standard as they sound with their title.
A creative team in Amsterdam, Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam, show us on this video how they used the twitter microblogging site to catch the attention of creative directors and land themselves a job in an advertising agency.
Endalk wonders whether the detention of journalists in Ethiopia should worry bloggers: “In an information being released in a mood of concern early June, by CPJ and voiced by Ethiopian media both online and offline it is reported that two journalists, Wubeshet Taye and Réyot Alemu, are currently in detention...
Zambian preachers are using every opportunity and, indeed, forum to spread the word. With the coming of social networking sites such as Facebook, some innovative pastors and motivation speakers are using the website to reach out to the “lost souls”.
J Clive-Matthews of Nosemonkey's EUTopia writes about the outset of the Polish EU-presidency and its Premier, Donald Tusk, as a potential visionary for the European Union.
On 24th June 2011 the Togolese blogger, Sylvio Combey, denounced on his blog [fr]: “[The president] Faure Gnassingbé has given $200,000 (about 92 million CFA francs) to a country [Japan] which is suffering great losses and paying the consequences of its nuclear policy. You just have to look at...
Sascha from Chengdu Living picks up various stories about the red song culture in China.
South Korea's citizen/blogger news, Wiki Tree site posted samples of the social media T-shirts.
The Japan Probe site made a commentary on Asahi TV's recent report on North Korea. An Asahi TV reporter filmed mobile devices and comfortable lives enjoyed by North Korea’s small elite group and luxuries offered to foreign tourists.
Ukrainiana and Foreign Notes comment on the news that Ukraine's President Victor Yanukovych has finally shown some of his Mezhyhirya residence to a few select journalists from major Ukrainian TV channels. Donetsk-based journalist Aleksey Matsuka writes for OpenDemocracy.net about life and politics in the home region of Yanukovych's Party of...