Stories from 2 August 2013
Abre Latam: Developers and Solutions for the Region
Juan Arellano collects impressions of Abre Latam, an event on Open Data and transparency in Latin American governments that took place in Montevideo, Uruguay.
An Extensive Review of North Korea's Latest Tablet Computer
The love of tablet computer is universal, and North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive countries, is no exception to this tech trend. North Korea Tech blog wrote a detailed review of the country's latest tablet model based on information he gleaned via extensive email exchanges, phone calls and...
Trinidad & Tobago: Emancipation Means Freedom for All
Prior to Emancipation Day, bloggers debated the concept of freedom in the context of the 23rd anniversary of the country's attempted coup.
From Heartfelt to Hysterical, Twitter Parenting Poems Go Viral in Japan
"However tired I look, you smile at me. Then, you touch my hair encouragingly and softly daub it with porridge."
News Websites Indicted over Land Grab Report
News Websites Rue89 and Basta Mag are indicted [fr] following charges by French investment and industrial holding group Bolloré over a report in which they implicate Bolloré [fr] in land grab activities [fr] in Africa. The report lists the group's activities in Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Politis, a weekly analysis website, reacted...
Mali Looks for Fresh Start with Presidential Race Down to Two
Former Prime Minister Ibrahima Boubacar Keita and challenger Soumaïla Cissé will face off in a second round of elections.
Police Backup for McDonald's in Local Burger War?
McDonald's may soon be turning up the heat against angry online and offline protests against the opening of a new restaurant in the Tecoma suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Independent media website Crikey reveals leaked handwritten notes from conversations with police, allegedly by a McDonald's executive.
Tunisian FEMEN Activist Amina Released from Prison
The 19-year-old activist is still charged with "cemetery desecration".
Brazil Accused of Railroading Indigenous Rights in Proposed Land Bill
Complementary Bill 227, brought to an emergency vote in the senate, will give Brazil the power to economically exploit indigenous lands in the Amazon.