Stories from 1 July 2013
Bloggers Edu (@ProyectosEdu) [es], Isa (@nscap) [es] and Mafi (@MafiViajera) [es] launched [es] a new travel blog called LatinAmericando [es], “a nomadic lifestyle open to whatever surprises us on the way.” You can follow the blog on Twitter [es] and Facebook [es].
After nine years of waiting, Croatia has joined the European Union as its 28th member state. But response to the Balkan state's entry on July 1, 2013 appeared to be lukewarm.
The Electronic Crimes Bill…makes it an offence to send offensive messages electronically publicly, especially via social media such as Facebook and Twitter…be responsible for spoof and spam emails and to violate another person’s privacy. New legislation in Grenada tackles social media.
Blimp, a new and surprising contender in the highly contested software niche of project management, is winning over a loyal group of supporters with its openess and accessibility towards its clients. Alfredo Richner spoke with one of Blimp's founders about the startup, working in Puerto Rico, and keeping the company free of outside financing.
Macedonian media expert, activist and blogger Roberto Beličanec died of heart attack on June 29 at the age of 41. Beličanec was one of the few remaining publicly vocal proponents of liberty and human rights in Macedonia, with a large social media following as a result of his courage to openly speak against the misuse of power, against corruption, censorship, and hate speech.
While Chinese government is tightening anti-terror efforts in Xinjiang due to the recent Xinjiang riots, an online plea from a Xinjiang native has triggered discussions on the causes of the constant violent clashes between Uyghurs and the Han people. Some netizens think the problem lies in the Chinese government’s ethnic policies. Offbeat China...
ArtsJournal.com was among the few to notice and post a video of Croatian President Ivo Josipović playing Beethoven to celebrate Croatia's official entry into the European Union on July 1st.