Stories from 8 October 2013
#IranJeans: Yes We Do Wear Jeans, Mr. Netanyahu
The joke's on the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for saying that Iranians are not free to wear jeans.
Saudi Women Driving – “A Western Demand”
Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran shares this tweet by a female member of the Saudi ruling family, ridiculing the call to lift the ban on women driving: London-based Saudi princess ridicules the calls to lift the ban on women driving, calls it a Western demand pic.twitter.com/XYqfyi4kIs — Ahmed Al Omran...
Honduras Creates Military Police to Fight Crime
The strategy has raised concerns among human rights defenders and citizens who see the new military force as a setback.
Saudi Authorities Block Women Driving Websites
Saudi Arabia not only prohibits women from driving, it also blocks websites which call for them to drive.
Syria: The Girls of Al-Tall Weave Ribbons and Freedom
Their story is that of the greater Syrian tragedy - a nonviolent group with little funding and external support that defied both the regime, and its radical counterparts through civil means.
Jump off the Bridge! The Tajik President's Motorcade is Coming
A recent incident in the capital of Tajikistan has revealed how much the country's netizens hate presidential motorcades.
Landmark Ruling in Discrimination Case Puts the Caribbean First
The Caribbean Court of Justice's decision in a controversial discrimination case sends the signal that regional citizens have the right to freedom of movement across CARICOM states, without suffering harassment.
Brazil's Cyberculture Has a New Book
A new book on cyberactivism and mobilization on social networks, @ Internet e # Rua (The Internet and the Street) [pt] has been launched in Brazil. The authors, cyber activists and scholars Fabio Malini (@fabiomalini), from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and Henrique Antoun (@antounh), from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, sum...
Trinidad & Tobago: Getting the Facts on Property Tax
In my opinion, the anti-Property Tax movement was an important measure of the extent to which our national discourse is now irrational and baseless. Afra Raymond explains.
“And Draw Until I Die,” Eight Questions for the Illustrator Lorraine Rodriguez
"Once you discover what you like, what brings you satisfaction, what you know how to do, what you're passionate about more than anything else, then there's no turning back."
Argentina's President to Undergo Surgery
A través de un comunicado oficial, la presidente Cristina Fernández será intervenida quirúrgicamente.