Stories from 7 June 2012
Framablog posts a long interview [fr] with 3 candidates from the Pirate Party for the upcoming French parliamentary elections of June 10/17. They explain their ideas about Internet freedom and a new way of doing politics.
Mexicans weigh in on a politically charged documentary about the rock band Molotov. The film was released on Friday, June 1, 2012, exactly one month before the presidential elections.
A few Cuban bloggers have been voicing their economic concerns - and wondering whether the island's recent reforms, some of which include a more open approach to self-employment - could translate into political change as well.
Lex Limbu highlights a photography project of Surendra Lawoti, which will try to record the landscape of the Kathmandu valley in transformation.
The members of CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network signed an open letter to Senator Verna St. Rose Greaves, Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development in Trinidad & Tobago, praising her for her “commitment to the rights of marginalised groups…”, particularly abused children, women and the LGBTQ community.
“The Audi people must be thanking their good fortune that politicians and their stooges prefer Toyota”: aka_lol explains “why Prados now suck”.
Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to the late Guyanese poet Martin Carter on his birthday: “Carter’s hope was not a small flame, but a furnace. His poems endure because of his lifelong commitment to his country, his people, and his art.”
The Chinese authority is unhappy about the monitoring of air quality by foreign consulates and embassies, while the U.S suggests China to do the same thing and check upon the air quality in U.S's land. Offbeat China points out that the cat fight is a competition of “soft power” between...
Fanm Kanson Network highlights the work of two photographers, one of whom has done work in Cuba and the other who has filmed extensively in Haiti.
Netizens expressed[my] their concern about inflation with the release of 10000 kyats note after the formal announcement[my] of the Myanmar government.
Spring Flowers wrote [my] about the senselessness of revenge when vigilantes killed 9 Muslims during a bus attack in western Rakhine, Myanmar after a Rakhine girl was raped and killed by 3 Muslims.
Cambodia's commune elections turned out to be peaceful and only few irregularities were reported. Online tools were used for the first time to spread information about the voting system. Netizens observed that the ruling party was able to maximize state resources to gain advantage in the campaign
A photo showing a young naked woman, a modern Maenad (a mythological female follower of Dionysus) bleeding from her navel and holding in her hands like a newborn baby, the Greek flag, has travelled around the world. For the photographer, it underlines the current psychological situation of Greek people, their lost pride and anger, while experiencing the crisis.
Samuel Wade from China Digital Time translated some Chinese netizens’ response to Google warning of state-sponsored attack of their gmail account.
The Court dismissed warrant requests filed against union workers of South Korea's one of the largest network TV, MBC for leading an indefinite strike against the company president and its censorship on news content. @saveourmbc tweeted a photo of the leadership looking relieved after the victory.
In view of the indifference of the government and the district attorney’s office to investigate the management of Bankia by it's ex chairman, Rodrigo Rato, people in Spain raised money from donations to submit a complaint before the court. In 24 hours, more than the €15, 000 (Euros) of the required funds were raised, resulting in the collapse for a few hours of the crowdfunding website.
Dictionary of political incorrectness showed some examples of the elementary education curriculum in Hong Kong, highlighting their brian washing function.
The Xenophobia drama mostly happened in Social Media such as Sina Weibo in China. Dan Harris from China Law Blog quotes from some foreigner bloggers about laowai's everyday life in reality.
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, US, has published more than 19,000 images from its collection in the Wikimedia Commons thus putting them under a creative-commons license. The museum has a collection of Roman art and some European paintings.
The families of Saudi political detainees held a protest inside two shopping centres in the capital Riyadh, calling upon the government to release their relatives or put them on trial last night. Hundreds of people are held in Saudi Arabia without charges or trial.
Cameroon hopes to reach the status of emerging market by 2035 through a series of “great achievements” in transport and energy infrastructure development. It's a deadline that fails to convince many commentators, if only because the challenges are so great.