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5 June 2013

Stories from 5 June 2013

Singapore Memory Project

  5 June 2013

Initiated in 2011, the Singapore Memory Project aims “to collect, preserve and provide access” to Singapore's history. Further, “it aims to build a national collection of content including print, audio and video to preserve them in digital form, and make them available for discovery and research.” The project hopes to...

First LGBTI Parade in Lesotho

  5 June 2013

Leila Hall blogs about the first-ever gay parade in Lesotho: The event has been organised by MATRIX Support Group – a Lesotho-based NGO working to advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in the country. The organisation, which only received legal recognition in 2010,...

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The Kindest Peruvian Has Been Found

  5 June 2013

Marisol Rodríguez Gamero, a 23-year old Law School student, won the contest "The kindest Peruvian" organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of that country, to encourage Peruvians to relate to positive values and attitudes, highlighting their kindness towards tourists.

Police Brutality in Macedonia: Two Years On

On Thursday, June 6, in the center of Skopje, the Movement Against Police Brutality will mark two years since the murder of Martin Neshkovski, which sparked massive grassroots protests in Macedonia in the summer of 2011. The Facebook event [mk] about the memorial service states: On Thursday, June 6, at...

Latin American Investigative Journalism Award

  5 June 2013

Transparency International (TI) and the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (Press and Society Institute, IPYS), with the kind support of the Open Society Foundations, are organising a new edition of the Latin American Investigative Journalism Award. The prize will award US$30,000 to the highest quality journalism published in the press, on...

Bermuda: Pension Tension

  5 June 2013

It’s our retirements! Vexed Bermoothes is amazed that people aren’t making more of a fuss about the state of pensions in Bermuda.

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