Stories from 11 June 2012
12 Magazine, a fashion publication, ran a series of ad images [bg] of women disguised as having been victims of harsh violence – with this warning: “[…] Images are not recommended to people below 16. Neither [are they] for people with weak hearts.” The Fashion Law is inviting readers to...
Latest developments about wider crackdowns on the Russian protest movement and other campaigns specifically targeting the country's number one blogger.
Indian Homemaker posts lots of photos of the Dove All Women's IndiBlogger Meet at New Delhi held on 10th of June, 2012.
Omair Alavi provides the latest updates on the story of honor killing of 5 girls in Kohistan and questions the media's role in the whole debacle.
Sri Lanka Unites blog informs about a campaign titled S.H.O.W (Stop Harassment of Women) You Care which plans to engage nine hundred young men to travel on the busiest bus routes in Colombo and spread the words to stop violence against women.
A new Indian TV talk show titled Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) hosted by Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan is bringing up and debating taboo and sensational social issues which are engaging more and more Indians. Netizens react.
Chileno.co.uk is a Chilean blog written mostly in English. Among its content you can find original interviews with prominent Chileans, like film director Andres Wood, and bands like The Ganjas and Inti-Illimani. You can also follow the blog on Twitter (@chilenocouk).
Learn about No Pain, No Gain campaign in South Africa: “SANGONeT's Executive Director, David Barnard, will run 750km across three deserts on three continents in 2012 in celebration of SANGONeT's 25th anniversary, to raise R1 million in support of SANGONeT's work and to create awareness about the work of NGOs...
Social media is being used to leak high school examination questions, say Egyptian bloggers. The same media that has been credited for fueling the Arab revolutions is now being accused of allowing students to cheat.
WITNESS has published a series of videos on How to Film Protests, meant as guidelines to ensure that the video documentation serves as evidence of the events for advocacy purposes while also protecting the people who appear in the footage.
On June 4, the conflict between the Espinar community and the mining company Xstrata Copper took a toll on Peru's ruling party with the resignation of officialist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza, followed by two other congressmen. This brought to light wide differences that were already brewing within the ruling party.
"Don’t forget to be against ACTA" – with these half-humorous words organisers of the anti-ACTA protest closed the demonstration that took place on June 9 in Berlin. Kasia Odrozek reports.