13 August 2011

Stories from 13 August 2011

Bangladesh: Celebrating The Monsoon

  13 August 2011

The Monsoon season is a blessing or sometime woes for Bangladeshis and Shahnaz at Dhaka Dweller celebrates the monsoon season in Bangladesh with some lovely pictures.

Thailand: Student blogger ‘witch hunted’ on Facebook

  13 August 2011

Suluck Lamubol writes that the first student blogger who was charged with Lese Majeste in Thailand was ‘witch hunted’ by a Facebook group called Social Sanction. The group's objective is “to increase public awareness of corruption and create pressure to combat it and to stop the crime of lese majeste”.

India: Nationality Debate In Mizoram

  13 August 2011

Paritosh Chakma reports that a recent comment by Chief Minister Lalthanhawla about the nationality of Mizos sparked much reaction and resentment among the Mizo society.

Malaysia: Islamization of Education

  13 August 2011

Bakri Musa notes that the rapid Islamization of Malaysian education started in the 1980s. The author cites the negative impact of excessive Islamization on the quality of education in the country.

India: Was Delhi's SlutWalk More of a Media Hype?

  13 August 2011

On Sunday 31 July, 2011, Delhi held it's own version of the SlutWalk - titled 'Besharmi Morcha' to make it more relevant to the Indian context. Netizens discussed the event, its reach, impact and its coverage in the mainstream media.

Malaysian Football Website Hacked

  13 August 2011

A Malaysian football website, Ultras Malaya, was hacked by an angry Singaporean fan after Singapore's football team lost to Malaysia in a World Cup qualifying round.

Nigeria: Adrift, Awaiting the Arrival of a Woman?

  13 August 2011

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Nigeria’s new Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy. Until recently, she was the Managing Director of the World Bank. As soon as her appointment was announced, netizens have not stopped talking about the most powerful woman in President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet.

Japan: Kusoshigoto blog closed down

  13 August 2011

“Diary of a NEET Working Abroad” by Kusoshigoto “crappy job” was unexpectedly closed down and deleted, with a short message that conveyed his regrets and fear of danger. Tweeps are speculating [ja] that his identity had been compromised. A Japanese expat in Singapore, Kusoshigoto blogged against “slaving away” for Japan...

Brazil: Constraining the “Spread” of Homosexuality by Law

  13 August 2011

The City Council of São José dos Campos, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, has approved a law by the councilman Cristõvao Gonçalves that forbids the “disclosure of any material that may induce children to homosexuality”, reports [pt] the blog Eleições Hoje (Elections Today).

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