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10 March 2013

Stories from 10 March 2013

FIFA Beware! Journalist Teams Up with Brazil's World Cup Victims

British journalist Andrew Jennings joined a group of Brazil's popular movements to discuss the country's preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

A Hackathon at the White House

Catherine D'Ignazio attends the first hackathon ever held at the White House and writes about it on MIT Center for Civic Media.

Niger: How Nomads Navigate the Desert

Adouma Alghoubas writes about the life of nomads in the desert of Niger [fr] : Nomadic people do not have the technological means at their disposal to get their bearings,...

The State of Torture in the World in 2013

On January 23, 2013, an excerpt from the annual report of l'ACAT-France, A World of Torture 2013, makes a fresh assessment of the state of torture in the world [fr]:...

Business Over Politics For Africa's Chinese

Nan Chen, a Chinese American working in Nairobi, interviewed some Chinese expats and local Kenyans about China's business culture in Africa (via Tea Leaf Nation): For Chinese expats, business comes first...

Four Deaths in a Conflict in Xinjiang

Josh from Xinjiang: Far West of China followed a conflict incident took place in Korla, Xinjiang on March 7 in which at least 4 people have been killed, with up...

How India Should Approach Website Blocking

In recent months blocking of urls has been much debated in India. Nikhil Pahwa at MediaNama, who is not fond of blocking content on the Internet, suggests how India should...

Taiwan Denies Entry to Anti-Nuke Visitor Ahead of Protest

A German man who marched in an anti-nuclear protest two years ago in Taiwan was detained at Taiwan's international airport and denied entry [zh] into the country on March 8,...

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