Stories from 2 October 2011
India: Story Writing On Twitter
Asmita and a bunch of friends have started writing a story on Twitter. You can read it here.
India: Goa Takes Steps To Stop Female Foeticide
Ali Waris at Youth Ki Awaaz reports that the Goa local government is offering a special monetary scheme to girls born in the state to stop female foeticide and help change the skewed sex ratios.
Sri Lanka: Attacks On Civilians In The North
Groundviews reports that Sri Lankan police has arrested and tortured 12 men after an incident relating to Grease Devils in Komarasankulam (Vavuniya district).
Yemen: Friday of Victory for Syria and Yemen
Revolutionaries in both Syria and Yemen who have both been revolting against defiant despots and brutal regimes for months unified the name of their Friday demonstrations, in solidarity. On the "Friday of Victory to Syria and Yemen," activists in both countries coordinated their efforts.
Puerto Rico: Imaginaires and Creativity on the Move
It hasn't been long since the exhibition Carry On: Puerto Rico Inspected opened in Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the concept of portability both the curators and the artists have pushed the barriers that prevent the exposure of Puerto Rican art in the United States and other countries.
Nigeria: Celebrating 419 Reasons to Like Nigeria
The 419Positive Project invites Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to "Say Something Positive" in an ambitious search for four hundred and nineteen positive attributes of Nigerians and Nigeria. Nwachukwu Egbunike reports.
Brazil: Protest Condemns Violent Death of African Student
Guinea-Bissauan Toni Bernardo da Silva, a student at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil, was brutally murdered in front of a restaurant on September 22. The crime has caused outrage among the academic community who are demanding greater security for its African-Lusophone students.
Iran: A “Missing” Blogger and Two Tragic Suicides
The recent suicide of two associates of an imprisoned Iranian human rights activist has captured the attention of Iranian bloggers. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is calling for an immediate investigation.
Colombia: #Corzotón Protest Against the President of the Congress
Using Storify, journalist Lina Ceballos looks [es] at “why Colombians got excited on Twitter about the #Corzotón“, a protest against Juan Manuel Corzo –president of the Congress whose remarks caused outrage some days ago– since the protest's ‘offline’ version last September 27 was not as successful as expected. Ceballos claims...
Serbia: Belgrade's Gay Pride Parade Banned
“Gay pride parade planned for tomorrow has been banned by Serbian autorities because the police said they can’t protect the participants,” Belgraded.com reports, adding: “It’s 2011 and it feels that the progress Serbia is that of a snail on a reversed treadmill. By progress I do not mean progress in...