Stories from 7 March 2013
Top 10 Popular Nepali Blogs
Surath Giri compiles a list of top 10 popular Nepali blogs according to Alexa statistics.
One Billion Rising Campaign In Colombo
The One Billion Rising campaign constitutes of one billion people across the world showing their antipathy towards all forms of violence against women. Meg posts pictures and analysis of the One Billion Rising campaign in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 14th of February, 2013.
Hungarian Constitution is “Not a Toy”
According to a report [hu] on Facebook page “The Constitution is Not a Toy,” some 100 protesters have occupied the Hungarian governing party's headquarters; a pro-government crowd, however, has also showed up at the scene. The protesters voiced their opposition to the planned new amendment of the Hungarian constitution, a...
U.N. Passes Sanctions After North Korea's Nuclear Threat
The U.N. Security Council has decided to impose tougher sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang threatened to launch ‘preemptive nuclear attacks’ on the United Stated and neighboring South Korea. North Korea Leadership Watch wrote about the latest developments, including North Korea staging a mass Army-People solidarity rally.
Maduro and Capriles will Define Venezuela's Political Future
After Hugo Chávez's death, Venezuela's political future became uncertain. There are various scenarios and the possibilities are only starting to appear, but the web has been debating and talking about them for a while.
Greece: Corruption, Police State and Struggle in Skouries
Skouries residents, a region in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, oppose against Canadian company Eldorado Gold, which obtained the Kakkavos Mountain gold mining rights through a controversial process. Netizens in solidarity play a significant role in news dissemination.
Mexico: A Contradictory Kiosk
Although you might think that all kiosks offer things that can be purchased, in the blog Hazme el chingado favor [es], La Banda writes about a peculiar kiosk [es] in Mexico City, where the owner: makes it very clear that although magazines are for sale they are really not, so...
Iran's President Says “Chavez Will Return with Christ”
“I have no doubt Chavez will return with Jesus Christ and all the other righteous ones,” said Ahmedinejad in his condolence message for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
Hiding $2.34 Trillion in China
The Chinese hide as much as 14.7 trillion yuan [2.34 trillion US dollars] in income per year from the government's official numbers, deputy director of the National Economic Research Institute Wang Xiaolu reported during a recent talk at the Finance Museum.
Viral Video: China's Foreigners on Politics
Every March, thousands of “people's representatives” to the National People’s Congress (NPC) and members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) gather in Beijing for the “Two Sessions”. This year, State-run newspaper Global Times sent its reporters into the streets to ask random foreigners living in Beijing about their basic knowledge of China’s...
Venezuela: Open-Air Museum Few Dare to Visit
Alberto explains that most Caracas residents don't know about this “open-air museum” because they are afraid to visit the area. The pictures in the post were taken behind a jeep's windshield. Read more about Alberto's blog here.
Jamaica: Art & Blackness
Musings on blackness and contemporary Jamaican art, from the National Gallery of Jamaica Blog.
Chavez’ Legacy & How His Death Could Affect the Caribbean
The death of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Tuesday has elicited a wide range of reactions throughout the blogosphere – in Latin America, to be certain – but now across the Caribbean as well.
Guyana: Taming the Beast of Power
I start to call it the red-eye beast that can whisper in you’ head and tell you to do unspeakable things. Guyana-Gyal blogs about power, and how it affects all relationships.
China's Social Web Frowns On State TV's Live Execution Broadcast
The unprecedented decision of China's state-run television network to broadcast live the final moments of a Burmese drug lord just before his execution has sparked debate on the mainland over whether the move was an act of justice or vengeance.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Gives Farewell Report to Parliament
China’s retiring premier Wen Jiabao read out a carefully scripted government work report to a sea of reporters and legislators in Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the country's annual session of the parliament, marking his final televised address to the nation before stepping down.