Stories from 11 February 2012
Jolanare is weary of where the Tunisian revolution is heading to in terms of women's rights [fr]. She writes: “A young man verbally attacked me because I was wearing red lipstick. He shouted at me : “these are the so-called women of the democracy.” I replied that it is thanks...
Ugandan netizens discuss Uganda's president address before parliament on February 10, 2012 oil exploration and discovery in Lake Albert. Oil was discovered in Uganda in 2006 after many years of exploration.
Several bloggers reported for last two days they have had no access to emails including gmail, hotmail and yahoo. Hese Penhan says [fa] dictators attacked internet again. Even Tor and Psiphone3 do not work.
Some background on Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing who sought temporary refuge in a nearby US consulate last week before turning himself over to central government authorities. More speculation than facts so far, but netizens have woven together a few plausible scenarios.
Tension between Hong Kong and mainland China has mushroomed in recent months. While small conflicts, such as a train scuffle, have ignited fury, the recent introduction of a cross-border self-drive tour scheme, signed by the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments without public consultation, has instigated a new round of social...
The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) reports that more than half of the 27 journalists imprisoned in China are ethnic Tibetan or Uyghur.
Dr. Apiwat Ratanawaraha writes about several projects in Southeast Asia that seek to restore historic towns and promote cultural tourism. Some of the ongoing projects are located in Singapore’s Boat Quay, Malaysia’s Georgetown, and Thailand’s Chiang Mai
Argentinean stand up comedian Malena Pichot, best known for her webshow “La Loca de Mierda” has a new series, Cualca! and on this first episode[es], she shares her perspective on how women really feel when they receive unwanted attention from strange males like catcalls and genital exposure on the street.
The World Agroforestry Centre has released a study on the climate change adaptation options for small farmers in Southeast Asia.
The Water March, that left Cajamarca on February 1, is already approaching Lima, its final destination. In the previous post we left the Water March on its fifth day, leaving Chimbote for the city of Casma and then Huarmey. In this post we revisit the reports, videos and photos from the following days and the preparations for the arrival in Lima on February 9.
Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari was stopped at Malaysia's airport after Saudi Arabia ordered his arrest. The journalist is accused of sending a twitter message that ‘insulted’ Prophet Mohammad
Reporters Without Borders condemns the killing of a journalist in West Papua and the attack on local reporters in Indonesia.