Stories from 14 April 2012
Following the cancellation last week of a festival of Azerbaijani films in Armenia amid threats of violence, alternative voices online comment on the campaign targeting the organizer, peace activist Georgi Vanyan.
Ram Bansal elaborates what Indian traditions are damaging to human health.
Mukti provides a rudimentary theory of dynastic politics in Bangladesh.
Simão Mendes National Hospital employees have been posting photos and reports [pt] on their Facebook profile [pt] which illustrate “collateral damages” from the coup d'état that took place on April 12 in Guinea-Bissau. Power cuts, lack of medicine and fuel shortage for ambulances jeopardize the work of doctors, whose moves...
A year after the killing in Gaza of the International Solidarity Movement activist, Vittorio Arrigoni, events are planned in cities throughout Italy, Europe, Palestine and the world. Citizens of the digital world share their memories and stories while the trial of his kidnappers and killers continues.
It has been another interesting week in the Caribbean blogosphere, with netizens discussing everything from crime to upcoming elections…
Several Indonesian cities were rocked by protests and riots against petrol price hikes in the past few weeks. Netizens debated if the price increase is appropriate. Twitter users have maximized the microblogging site to report clashes between the police and students in Jakarta.
El col·laborador del portal Kaoesenlared, Charlie Cooper, va publicar el 13 de març un article sobre l'augment dels casos de malnutrició infantil al Regne Unit.
Following moves by ECOWAS (The Economic Community of West African States) to defend democracy in West Africa Rumbidzai argues that Southern Africa needs an ECOWAS: “The Southern African Development Committee [Community] (SADC) on the other hand has increasingly displayed its inadequacy to address similar issues. In 2008 when Robert Mugabe...
Nelson Mandela goes digital: “The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is a digital archive project dedicated to Nelson Mandela. The online project has over 1900 documents, photographs and films of the icon.”
Maputo is playing host to the first ever African meeting of publishers of board books. These are sturdy books, published on a small scale (often for children) with strong covers and resistant bindings. Culture reporter Inocêncio Albino wrote about the event [pt], and has been tweeting photos of books by Kutsemba Cartão, the first...
Following the death of Ahmed Ben Bella, Arab netizens have remembered the man who was Algeria's first president.
Following North Korea's reported failure to launch a rocket, a hashtag popped up on Twitter: #ifSingaporelaunchedarocket. Singaporean tweeples used the hashtag to write about their observations of Singaporean culture and foibles.