Stories from 6 December 2011
On Friday, December 9, 2011, at 9:00am Mexico City time, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is hosting a free, two-hour webinar on ‘Strategies to Reduce Risks When Covering Organized Crime and Violence’. The webinar will focus on “threats to freedom of expression, reduction of risk when covering...
Chandan Sapkota reports that Nepal was sixth highest remittance receiver (share of GDP) from migrant workers and diaspora in 2010.
A Libertarian in Nepal weighs in whether a flat tax system in Nepal would stop the massive Value Added Tax (VAT) evading scams by the private sector of Nepal.
While observers apprehend the post-electoral period as allegations of fraud surface, Congolese citizens have found a way to circumvent the general ban on SMS [fr] that was imposed by the government after violence flared up [fr] in Kinshasa.
Dee has some recommendations on how to revitalize the Bandarnayake International Airport, Colombo.
In a rare public assembly, hundreds gathered in support of SlutWalk Singapore and it generated a lively response in the cyberspace. Netizens used the hashtag #slutwalksg to document the event.
On December 4, Beijing’s PM 2.5 reading soared to 522, or “beyond index” on the scale of 500. Ministry of Tofu has translated some local reports on the situation of air pollution in Beijing.
Unlike the authorities, social media users are reacting to the empirical information about high levels of pollution in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Filip Stojanovski reports.
Tabitha from Chengdu Living introduces a Chengdu based artist, Luo Fahui and his artworks to the readers.
Founded in 1798, Dnipropetrovsk Regional Clinical Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Ukraine. It is also one of the first state medical institutions to use social media. Tetyana Bohdanova reports.
Blogger Effo was the first to comment on the verdict [pdf], in which the Hague International Court of Justice found that the Greek obstruction of Macedonia's NATO entry in 2008 was in violation of the 1995 Interim Accord. He demands [mk] that Macedonia stop the negotiations about the name issue...
A renowned Macedonian blogger published a satirical article which, in a way, sums up many of the local jokes about the Greek financial problems and the political situation in Macedonia. Filip Stojanovski reports.