Stories from 1 January 2013
Social media around the globe has been buzzing with important stories that have been missed by mainstream media, and we've been filling that void all year. Here are some highlights from our 2012 coverage.
China's Tencent News lists the top 10 protesters of the last two years, both individuals and groups who fight for their rights on different issues in Chinese society.
Once again an indigenous girl was killed in Bangladesh after being brutally raped. The victim, Khomaching Marma (14) was a student of class eight. This brutal rape and murder once again has spread anger and rage across the country. Netizens also protested.
Despite condemnation of social media, it appears that Ayatollah Khamenei now has his own Facebook page. Censorship is as active on Facebook as any other media in Iran -- critical comments come down as fast as they go up. Read more to find out what kind of response there has been to the Supreme Leader's new Facebook presence in Iran.
Chobi Mela, the largest biennial international festival of photography in Asia, is coming to Bangladesh capital again. 34 artists from 23 countries will exhibit their work at Chobi Mela VII during 25th January – 7 February 2013 in Dhaka. Chobi Mela Blog has details.
Uruguayan blogger Anna Donner Rybak lists many reasons [es] for celebrating the arrival of a new year, even though many can find it “ridiculous”: Many people say they are fed up with these times of Santa Clauses, of people that are happy, many say say many things. It might be...
That's the question raised by Nathy2310 from Costa Rica on her blog post “Women, should they be pretty?” and writes [es]: Today I want to tell all those women who criticize other females’ bodies: THAT'S ENOUGH!!! Stop demanding women to have svelte bodies, magazine women bodies, stop watching them with...
Acopy.net has translated the description of the action details.