17 February 2013

Stories from 17 February 2013

Marco Rubio's Bitter Drink at the State of the Union Address

  17 February 2013

Marco Rubio, Republican senator from Florida, was the first senator to address the country in both English and Spanish following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. However, thirst played a trick on him, and his sip of water, live and in mid-speech, unleashed a wave of commentary on social media networks.

Eurovegas in Spain: Panacea or Plunder?

  17 February 2013

Officials have announced that Eurovegas, the future city of leisure that will supposedly create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Spain, will be built on the outskirts of Madrid. Why, then, are so many people raising their voices against the project, which should be a godsend for a country with more than five million people out of work?

Summer Course: Internet Advocacy

  17 February 2013

The Central European University in Budapest, Hungary is offering an intensive course in Internet Governance, Civil Society and Public Policy Advocacy on July 8-19, 2013 in partnership with the Annenberg School of Communication and Center for Democracy and Technology. Apply online before March 15.

Singapore Looks to Bolster Population with Foreigners

  17 February 2013

The government of Singapore has introduced a new plan to increase the population, triggering debate over the value of welcoming more foreigners to solve the country's ageing demographics. Singaporeans are now taking a closer look at what constitutes Singaporean identity.

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