Stories from 7 April 2013
The Himalayan Kindgom of Bhutan, famous for its “Gross National Happiness” Index instead of Gross Domestic Product, has set itself the task of being the first country in the world to completely turn to Organic Agriculture.
DemVybor activists in the regional city of Voronezh reported on the DemVybor blog [ru] that local NGOs are being audited by the city prosecutor's office. The four organizations being targeted are all members of the Human Rights House of Voronezh [ru]: they are the Youth Human Rights Movement, the Inter-regional Human Rights Group, the...
Southeast Asia Visions is a collection of historical travel narratives of pre-modern Southeast Asia from Cornell University Library's John M. Echols Collection. The digital collection includes 10,000 images, drawings, photographs, prints and maps.
The Malaysian Parliament was recently dissolved by Prime Minister Najib Razak paving the way for the 13th general election in the country. Will the ruling party, which has been in power in the past half century, continue to dominate the election? Or will people vote for change?
Brazilian journalist Fernando Rodrigues complains [pt] about FIFA's veto of the name of a “Brazilian public stadium in Brasília, built with the money of tax payers”. The stadium is named after the famous 50's-60's football player “Mané” Garrincha. FIFA does not allow that name to be used during the 2014...
While Chinese social media is brimming with discussion of bird flu, Chinese state media CCTV news failed to mention anything about it, which has triggered sharp criticism online. CHINA DIGITAL TIMES has more details.
Sinica discusses and analyzes the Chinese state media's two-week attack on Apple's service policy as part of a campaign for Chinese consumers.