Stories from 2 December 2012
December 1 saw the start of Developing Latin America 2012 (#DAL2012). The regional hackathon organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation is being carried out in 8 Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Here we share some reports from the first day.
Kim Kardashian was in Bahrain yesterday to open her milkshake shop. Hardline Salafists protested her visit - and were dispersed by police.
In Inanities, Sarah Carr blogs: I am anxious about the future, but there was an inevitability about Muslim Brotherhood rule at some point in Egypt’s history and unfortunately, I am alive to experience it. The only positive thing about the Muslim Brotherhood in power is that they are spectacularly shit...
A yearly competition has been launched for the public to vote for entries into the list of the new seven natural wonders of Africa. The voting is currently underway. Some natural wonders were omitted from the shortlist so a few bloggers added their own suggestions in their blogs. Here are some of the photographs:
With the conflict in Syria showing no signs of abating and communications becoming increasingly difficult, a campaign of solidarity with the Syrian people starts on the internet. It's called "This Is Damascus!"
On December 1, 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto took oath as Mexico's president amid riots and protests. Netizens in downtown Mexico City used social media to inform about clashes with the police.
Explaining why 35,6% out of the prison population is constituted of immigrants, according to “Without Dignity” : The Observatory report [it] of the Antigone association, the website cronachediordinariorazzismo.org writes [it]: The presence of foreigners in Italian prisons is mostly due to recent charges in immigration laws, that effected greater flows...
MyWeku shares a documentary titled “Africa is a Woman's Name“: Synopsis: The lives of three extraordinary African women from different social levels and origins determined to bring about radical transformations in their day to day realities: Kenyan attorney and reputed lawyer Njoki Ndung’u, Puthi Ragophala the committed school principal of...
Chege discusses the state of Kenyan comedy: I’ve been observing with both curiosity and amusement the on goings of the comic industry in Kenya. Comedy in Kenya has been around since time immemorial even before the yoke of colonialism….
While Enrique Peña Nieto was being sworn in as the new president of Mexico, netizens began to use the hashtag #SiYoFueraPresidente (if I were president) to share their own views about the most important issues affecting the country.