Stories from 11 October 2013
Mexico City Gears Up for 2013 Corona Capital Music Festival
Using the hashtag #CC13, Mexicans express their excitement on Twitter for the Corona Capital 2013 music festival where Travis, Stereophonics and Miles Kane, among others, will perform.
Panama's President Denies Son's Involvement in Italian Scandal
Panamanians took to Twitter to reject the way President Ricardo Martinelli expressed himself when denying reports of his son's involvement in an Italian corruption scandal.
Lima Will Host 2019 Pan American Games
Peru's capital, Lima, was elected with 31 votes as the city that will host the 2019 Pan American Games, leaving Chile's Santiago, Argentina's La Punta and Venezuela's Ciudad Bolívar behind. On Twitter, some were happy about the news, like Nelson Peñaherrera C: ¡Qué alegría que los #Panamericanos 2019 se realicen en...
Watch Mediastan – a WikiLeaks Road Movie
Mediastan is being released on October 11, 2013 to challenge the UK opening of The Fifth Estate, a multi-million dollar Hollywood film about WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, produced by Dreamworks in collaboration with Disney. UK audiences will be able to watch Mediastan online for free during The Fifth Estate’s opening weekend here. Globally,...
‘Politics is a Men-Only Game': Female Candidate Quits Presidential Race in Tajikistan
Saddened by the failure of Tajikistan's female presidential candidate to enter the race, netizens are pessimistic about the country's future. Some say they will boycott the vote and emigrate.
Only Six of 250 Student Lawyers in Zambia Passed the Bar This Year
Some online users argued for reforming the system.
India's Women Take on Fear and Sexual Violence in “Action Hero”
The game is meant to tackle the fear that many Indian women have toward their cities because of rampant sexual harassment.
GV Face: Fighting for an Open Internet in Brazil
This week on GV Face, we talk with Brazil author Raphael Tsavkko, Internet policy expert Carolina Rossini and Joana Varon, an author of Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet bill.
French MP Heckles Female Colleague by Clucking in Parliament
French MP Philippe Le Ray came under fire with accusation of sexism because he was heckling a fellow colleague, Veronique Massonneau, during her speech at the national assembly. Below is the video of the incident [fr]: Cackling is often used as a derogatory term for women chatter in France. This...
Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind
The Fourth International Congress in Cultural Studies – Colonialisms, Post-colonialisms and Lusophonies has a call for paper submissions open until October 15, 2013 November 15, 2013 [deadline has been extended]: To demystify, to dehierarchize, to establish a policy of difference, to allow a multiplicity of voices, to constitute so many projects of possible modernities/rationalities...
Mexico, Panama, and Honduras Seeking a Spot for Brazil 2014 World Cup
On Friday, October 11, Panama, Mexico and Honduras will fight for their chance to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
VIDEO: Lend Your Voice to a Dead Poet
A project by Brazilian poetry magazine Modo de Usar & Co. [pt] invites poetry lovers from around the world to read out loud their favorite authors and submit the footage of their readings on YouTube. The project is called “Lend your voice to a dead poet”. Most of the poems are in...
Warlords, Democrats and Extremists – Afghanistan's Next Presidential Candidates
Afghans are reflecting on the list of candidates for their presidential elections in 2014. The candidates' picks for vice-president positions demonstrate the importance of ethnic balancing in the divided country.
From Brazil to the World: the Marco Civil and Internet Governance
The path that Brazil is taking towards the development of digital policies and Internet governance could serve as the model for the rest of the world.
I Didn't Visit Westgate Mall
Matt Hunte, our St. Lucia author, has 20 thoughts around Nairobi's popular Westgate shopping mall, the scene of a horrific militant attack last month.
Hong Kong: 2010 Manila Hostage Incident and Banning Maid
Tom Grundy from Hong Wrong comments on the local community call for banning Filipino domestic workers’ working visa to pressure the Philippine President Aquino III to apologize to the 2010 Manila hostage Incident's victims and their families. The incident in 2010 was obviously awful and tragic and the authorities were...
Suicide Shines Light on Harsh Reality Faced by China's Rural Teachers
Cheng Xinggui jumped into a river, killing himself on July 17, 2013 after bureacracy prevented him from receiving his due wages after two decades of teaching.
The Castor Project Causes Seismic Movements on the Spanish Coast
The tremors may have been caused by injecting gas in an undersea reservoir that the corporation Castor project manages.