Stories from 27 November 2012
Ukrainian Football Fans Rally in Support of the Pavlichenko Family
Dmytro Pavlichenko and his son Serhiy, fans of FC Dynamo Kyiv, were found guilty of the murder of a Kyiv judge. In the past few months, Ukrainian and European football fans have organized a series of unprecedented actions in their support.
Why Are Government Jobs in China So Popular?
More young people sat the National Public Servant Exam this year in China than ever before. Some believe young people seek job security while others worry the private sector is getting less competitive, threatening the country's economic development and reform.
Iran: Reflections on Gaza and Israel
For many in Iran, the issues surrounding Gaza, Hamas, and Palestine are viewed through a prism of politics. Condemning Hamas publicly means becoming a target. One Iranian student organization, became a victim of this policy because of its stance against both Hamas and Israel in the previous Gaza war.
Only Citizens Fall in Iraq's Car Bombings
Around 29 people were killed and 126 injured in eight car bombings in Iraq today [Nov 27, 2012]. Iraqi blogger Wamith comments [ar]: @wamith: Many citizens fall but no one from the government falls in the Iraq bombings
Homs: A Revolutionary Syrian City in Ruins
Homs is a Syrian city that is 4,300 years old and is the home of three Syrian presidents. Homsi protesters were among the first Syrians to take streets in thousands to protest against the Syrian regime. The colossal damage months of shelling has done can be seen in the destruction of historic buildings and architecture, hundreds of thousands of refugees and thousands of martyrs.
Bermuda: Elections & Social Media
Social media is providing lots of undercurrents to the 2012 Bermuda election. Vexed Bermoothes explains.
Candidates Gear up for Ecuador's 2013 Presidential Election
While the reelection of [President] Rafael Correa may seem to be a foregone conclusion, the eight candidates competing for the office point to the ongoing fragmented and volatile nature of Ecuadorian politics. Marc Becker writes about Ecuador's upcoming presidential elections scheduled for February 17, 2013. Read more of his analysis...
Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig
Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy was linked to the singer's 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna and the message that his notoriety could send in a country with a high incidence of domestic violence. Now, two Guyanese bloggers are reporting that the Chris Brown concert has been cancelled.
Macedonia: 7th Critical Mass Biking in Skopje on Wednesday
The 7th Critical Mass [mk] group cycling will take place on the streets of Skopje on November 28 (Wednesday) starting at 5:30 pm, organized via #КМ7 hashtag and the FB event [mk].
Guyana: Remembering Angela Cropper
Without destroying a single rainforest tree, she cut a path for we Caribbean women to follow. A touching tribute to the late Angela Cropper, by Guyana-Gyal.
Ecuador Commemorates the International Day Against Gender Violence
Ecuador commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with multiple cultural events. Ecuadorian netizens also reflected on the reality that many women live through in the country.
Mistresses – China's New Corruption Warriors
In the past week, two corruption cases have been exposed, not by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CCP), but by the mistresses or second wives of the corrupted officials.
Photos From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
A freelance photographer Takashi Ozaki published photos from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The plant was the scene of a nuclear disaster following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. More photos are available on fotgazet.com [ja], an online magazine by Japan Visual Journalists Association.