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6 February 2013

Stories from 6 February 2013

Levitating Around Singapore

Jayden Tan and Jeff Cheong have been ‘levitating’ around Singapore and they are even teaching students about the secrets of levitation photography. Their project has been gaining attention in Singapore...

RuNet Freedom: a Pirate's Revenge

Amid brazen attempts to censor the RuNet, one group is fighting back. On February 4, the Pirate Party of Russia has announced a new specialized internet hosting service, called the...

Death Knell for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival?

As Trinidad and Tobago gears up for its 2013 Carnival celebrations, bloggers discuss whether this is the beginning of the end of the national festival.

“Radical Imagination” in the Context of Global Protests

The development of digital communication has allowed the voice of the people to be carried further, whilst at the same time liberating words, images, ideas and actions that were previously...

Jamaica: Superpower!

Don’t mind the IMF. Thanks to Volkswagen of America, Inc., we’ve been reminded yet again that Jamaica is a cultural superpower. Jamaica Woman Tongue reminds us that “the Jamaican presence...

Jamaica: Bob's Birthday

Today is the anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley's birth; a couple of Jamaican bloggers pay him tribute.

China Wonders Who's Behind New President's Mystery Fan Blog

A mystery blogger who has chronicled the comings and goings of incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping with remarkable candidness on the popular Chinese micro-blogging website Sina Weibo has many in...

When Bob Marley Went to Africa

The film opens on the Ghanaian coast at the remnants of a slave post, the camera then pans over the Atlantic, finally settling on the green hills of rural Jamaica...

US Congressman Vows to Help Gambians

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison and his Staff had a fruitful discussion on Gambia’s ailing democracy with the civil society group based in Minneapolis last Monday. Congressman Keith Ellison in the...

Every Weekend is a Long Weekend in Gambia

“Unlike in the rest of the world, employees in a tiny nation on Africa’s west coast can now enjoy an extended weekend of three days, beginning Friday. The reform introduced...

Missing Colonial Map, Charged Border Dispute

Debate has flared up about maps allegedly taken by the British after Sudan became independent in 1956. While some believe the historic documents could ease ongoing border disputes, researchers doubt...

Brazil's Comic Book Artists Break the Industry Mold

After delving into the world of comics throughout Latin America in our previous post, we return to Brazil to explore Brazilian comicdom just as the country comes off its celebration...

Dancing to the Beat of History with Marrabenta in Mozambique

Every year around this time, Mozambicans start the year celebrating Marrabenta music. And in each rhythmic beat the country's identity and history resonates. Find out why.

Chile: Controversial Campaign of a Presidential Candidate

The launch of the campaign of Laurence Golborne, in representation of the Independent Democratic Union, has created rejection within the country. In this post, we offer a summary of public...

Tourist Hordes Trashing World's Largest Mangrove Forest

Increasing numbers of loud and littering tourists are damaging the world's largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh, home to the Royal Bengal Tigers and a colorful collection of other wildlife.

Open Access and the Complexity of Digital Rights

How do ways of thinking change through time and space? Today, this problem concerning the way the human intellect works is compounded by a new method of transmission - digital....

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