6 November 2013

Stories from 6 November 2013

Tajik Elections Debate: Either Rahmon or “Cannibalism”

  6 November 2013

Prior to Tajikistan's presidential elections, the website of the opposition Islamic Revival Party (IRPT) published a story titled “Will Emomali Rahmon Remain President or Not?” [tj]. The story drew hundreds of comments, triggering a heated debate between those who thought it was time for the incumbent president to step down and...

The FIRE Awards Winners for Internet Development in Africa

  6 November 2013

The FIRE programme awards, an initiative of AFRINIC, acknowledge the actors from the African region who strive to provide solutions to internet development for the African Continent. The 2013 FIRE Awards Winners are :  Nikohapa Ventures Ltd for their customer engagement platform (Kenya) HSoft Africa, Ltd for an adapted mail-order pharmacy (Benin...

Peruvians Protest Against Pro-Fujimori Congresswoman

  6 November 2013

Peruvian human rights organizations are speaking out against [es] the appointment [es] of pro-Fujimori congresswoman Martha Chávez [es] as a member of the Human Rights Commission in Congress due to her history [es] of disrespect of human rights. Yesterday, November 5, Congress rejected [es] the request by congressman Heriberto Benítez -who...

Sex Education, Chinese-Style

  6 November 2013

Liz Carter from Tea Leaf Nation introduces the readers to a viral video teaching parents how to explain sex to their kids. Most parents in China will tell their kids that they are picked up from the garbage bin, the video offers some tips to explain sex without actually talking...

D.R., Haiti: We Can Work It Out?

  6 November 2013

This is an island. No way out. So these two nations, who have been doing a live rendition of a Russian novel for 500 years, are going to have to work it out. Contrary to many of the opinions expressed in this post, Changing Perspectives weighs in on the decision...

South Korea: An Interactive Timeline of the Spy Agency Election Manipulation Scandal

  6 November 2013

A special webpage ‘NIS 2012‘ [ko] was set up by savvy net users to host an interactive timeline explaining how the NIS (National Intelligence Service)’ election manipulation scandal has unfolded over the year. The site also features a diagram displaying relations and dynamics between concerned interest groups and political powerhouses and a...

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