5 April 2012

Stories from 5 April 2012

Video: Firefox Flicks Video Contest

  5 April 2012

The Firefox Flicks worldwide contest will give awards for short films teaching web browser consumers about online issues such as privacy, choice, interoperability and opportunity, and how the non-profit Firefox brand helps people to face these issues.

Brazil: University Students Make Demands and Question Budget for Aquarium

  5 April 2012

About 200 students of the Regional University of Cariri [pt], Brazil, protested on Monday, April 2, for state government resources to hire teachers and improve infrastructure. On a video of the demonstration published on Youtube, students question the construction of a 250 million reais aquarium in Fortaleza, state of Ceará:...

Colombia: Nostalgia for 1990s Peruvian TV

  5 April 2012

In the 1990s, cable television was too expensive for most Colombians, who resorted to cheap satellite dish services colloquially known as perubólicas [es] (a portmanteau of Peru and [antenas] parabólicas), because they carried virtually all Peruvian networks. On the night of April 4, 2012, hundreds of Colombian Twitter users recalled...

Brazil: Collective Blogging to Uncover Dictatorship Files

  5 April 2012

Journalist and blogger Niara de Oliveira compiled [pt] the 52 posts published within the fifth collective blogging “DesarquivandoBR” (“Unarchiving” Brazil), urging the opening of files kept secret from Brazil's military dictatorship (1964 -1985) and the repeal of the Amnesty Law.

Mali: An Introduction to the Tuareg Population

  5 April 2012

The blog of the Tuareg movement Temoust Survie  publishes a post (via information from l'Express [fr])  that provides [fr] a brief introduction to the Tuareg culture  : “we are a nomadic people living from farming and trade. The Tuaregs are estimated to be about 1.5 million in a region that spans across Mali,...

France: Pirate Party Fields Candidates in Legislative Election

  5 April 2012

The Pirate Party, which was started in Sweden in 2006, has since spread to other countries in Europe. In Germany, the local elections of Sunday, March 25, 2012, allowed the party to enter the parliament of Saarland after an earlier victory admitted it to the Berlin Parliament. This result has...

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