26 November 2011

Stories from 26 November 2011

Video: Plural+ 2011 Awards Young Filmmakers

  26 November 2011

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 diversity, migration and social inclusion.

India: Youth Slaps Minister Over Price Rise and Corruption

  26 November 2011

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 with the growing inflation, corruption and graft cases in the country and decided to hit out in protest.

DR of Congo: How Will the Elections Unfold?

  26 November 2011

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 the campaign, and attempted to forecast how the elections will unfold.

Japan: WordCamp Tokyo is Tomorrow

  26 November 2011

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

  26 November 2011

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 like Mia Couto are featured (FB link), but most poems are from younger writers.

Iran: Social networks blamed for terror plots

  26 November 2011

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 thwart these crimes.

India: The Camel Fair Of Pushkar

  26 November 2011

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.

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

RuNet Echo  26 November 2011

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 review of the legislation’s wording.” The AllOut.org's petition calling “leaders around the world to reach out to their counterparts in...

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