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8 April 2013

Stories from 8 April 2013

Students of Northeast India Protest Imposition of Hindi Language

Controversy arose as Delhi University has recently made it compulsory for students to study one paper in Hindi or any Modern Indian Language (MIL) listed in the Eighth Schedule of...

Papoleto Meléndez: ‘Poetry Enters You Because It Is Looking for a Voice’

Jesús “Papoleto” Meléndez, Puerto Rican poet and one of the fathers of the Nuyorican literary movement, just released the collection "Hey Yo!, Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry."...

King of Spain's Swiss Bank Accounts No Longer a Secret

The latest scandal to hit the monarchy has exposed the existence of various Swiss bank accounts under the names of the king of Spain and other members of the royal...

Chinese Lawyer Detained After Defending Falun Gong Member

The Chinese law community is up in arms after prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was detained at Jinjiang court in eastern Jiangsu province after defending the case of a...

An Iranian Blogger's Hunger Strike in Question

While many bloggers warn that Mehdi Khazali’s life is danger after 90 days of hunger strike in prison, there are also those who question whether it is really true.

Colombians to March for Peace

Tactical Tech's Info-Activism Camp: Apply!

Japan's First Non-Profit Radio Turns 10

China: Death of a News Censor

Hong Kong's Malaysians Go Home to Vote

Outbreak of New Avian Flu Kills Six in China

A strain of avian flu never before seen in humans has so far infected 21 people, with six deaths, in China, putting health authorities on high alert and prompting fears...

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