Stories from 12 November 2011
Tomasz Lis, editor-in-chief of one of Poland's biggest weekly magazines, “Wprost”, and a host of a political talk show, announced the upcoming launch of a new journalistic platform in 2012 – unofficially called the “Polish Huffington Post” [pl]. His presentation generated lots of reactions, especially on Polish tech blogs, which...
Kominek [pl] summarizes bloggers’ reactions to the death of Hanka Mostowiak [pl], a fictional character of one of the biggest TV hits ever in Poland, a soap opera called “M jak Miłość” (“L for Love”) [en]. In episode 862, Hanka dies in a car accident (as the actress who played...
The latest hype in Indian media is the pregnant Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her impending child birth. Twitter users discuss all the rumors, news, controversies and opinions on this issue.
As the uprising in Syria enters its eighth month, activists are getting creative to ensure global attention toward the situation does not cease. An initiative by the Sham News Network asks individuals to submit videos to YouTube expressing their solidarity with the Syrian people.
Millions of Italians (worldwide) are celebrating an historic moment: the official resignation of PM Silvio Berlusconi, now on his way to the Presidential Palace. Huge celebrations are also being planned online, with live video streaming from downtown Rome, Facebook pages, YouTube videos, on-going tweets and so on.
The Arab League slapped Syria on the wrist today for killing more than 3,000 of its citizens by suspending its membership from the pan-Arab group, starting on Wednesday. Netizens react to the League's decision.
Bahrain has long maintained that it was dealing with unrest according to international law. Netizens have, however, been working around the clock to document human rights abuses committed by the authorities and posting them online for the world to see. In this post, Mona Kareem checks out videos posted online to show attempts by the police to run over protesters. Are police cars running over protesters on purpose?
A documentary film, #Revolution, featuring the voices of some African immigrants living in Italy will be part of "Immaginafrica", a festival dedicated to African film-making organised by the University of Padua, Italy.
An Egyptian feminist posted her nude photograph on the internet to express her freedom. Netizens react to the move in this post by Tarek Amr.
Tahririeh Khamoush reports[fa] an explosion occured at a military base in Azimieh district in Karaj, near Tehran. The blogger has published a photo regarding this story. Read more here.
Mahalakshmi Ganapathy thinks that “wastage of resources, unnecessary opulence and wastage of money, the politics of land grab” etc are on the rise in India and opines that the Indians should address these issues immediately to ensure sustainable development.
Dinesh Wagle explains why Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport is one of the most hated airports in the world.
On the 20th anniversary of the infamous Santa Cruz massacre by the Indonesian military in Dili, East Timor, long-time activist Charles Scheiner reflects. Founding member of the East Timor Action Network and NGO La'o Hamutuk, he writes “if we want justice, we have to demand it – it will not...
Uditha Wijesena posts a photo essay on the covered bridge at the Bogoda Temple in Badulla and reports that support is required to preserve this unique attraction.
On November 11, anti-capitalism protesters took to the streets of Tunisia, as part of a global movement called ''Occupy the World on 11.11.11.'' Police used baton, and tear gas to disperse demonstrators in the capital Tunis, causing an outcry among netizens.
A Flickr group has been created, Thailand's Great Flood 2011, to gather photos of the flooding in Thailand. The flood disaster is the worst in the country in the past half century.
West Indian Mother wonders if “by being so connected – so technologically available – [parents are] potentially losing touch with the little people who should be their priority.”
Twitter hashtag #Seag2011 can be used to monitor the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia