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26 November 2011

Stories from 26 November 2011

Video: Plural+ 2011 Awards Young Filmmakers

Youth from around the globe were awarded in New York for their thought-provoking short films showing their proposals for making society more peaceful and multicultural by addressing the topics of...

“Let Us Dream”: Demonstrating Against Unified Job Hunting in Japan

On Labor Day, students gathered in Tokyo and Kyoto to rally against the practices of job hunting for fresh graduates.

India: Youth Slaps Minister Over Price Rise and Corruption

On 24 November, India's Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, was slapped on the face by a youth as he was leaving a government building. Harvinder Singh was apparently fed up...

Bangladesh: The Perils Of Dividing Dhaka City Corporation

Sazid Khan thinks that the decision of the Bangladesh government to split the Dhaka City Corporation into two zones will create more problems rather solving the existing ones.

DR of Congo: How Will the Elections Unfold?

The presidential elections in the DRC are scheduled for November 28. The stakes are evidently high, given the history of civil conflict. Many observers have highlighted the major events during...

Japan: WordCamp Tokyo is Tomorrow

WordCamp Tokyo 2011 will be held November 27th. The organizers are running a relay blog [ja] that describes why you should go and what's happening behind the scenes.

Mozambique: Poetry on trees

The Mozambican literary collective Movimento Kuphaluxa has shared on Facebook and on its blog a series of poems exhibited on the city of Maputo's historic acacia trees. Some well-known writers...

Iran: Social networks blamed for terror plots

Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Police says social networks have been used for terror plots in Iran. Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam has urged ECO countries to establish a unified intelligence system to...

Mali, Niger: Tuareg Voices Barely Heard Over the Sounds of War

Since the start of the war in Libya, many security and political experts have warned against potential Touareg threats in Mali and Niger. Is it a real threat or mere...

North Korea's Cellular Network Surpasses 800,000 3G Subscriptions

The North Korea Tech wrote about a surge of new sign-ups for Koryolink, North Korea’s nationwide 3G cellular network. It is believed 809,000 North Koreans have subscribed to Koryolink whose 75 percent of stake is owned by...

South Korea: Judge's Facebook Post Criticizing Free Trade Deal Went under Fire

A judge's Facebook post criticizing the current President and the free trade agreement with the United States went under fire. The Supreme Court has decided to refer him to the...

India: The Camel Fair Of Pushkar

Nisha J shares her experience of spending a day at the famous Camel Fair of Pushkar, a holy town of the Ajmer district in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Bhutan: The King Visits Japan

Dorji Wangchuk posts a photo essay on the recent state visit of the Bhutanese royal couple to Japan.

Russia: “Anti-Gay” Bill Postponed Till Nov. 30

Siberian Light reports that the second reading of the “anti-gay” bill in the St. Petersburg City Duma has been postponed till Nov. 30 – “to allow time for a face-saving...

Maldives: The Changes The 17th SAARC Summit Brought

Hassan Ziyau describes how the preparations for the 17th SAARC Summit brought astonishing changes in Addu and Fuvahmulah, the two atolls where the summit was held.

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