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18 November 2013

Stories from 18 November 2013

#BlogsNi: Nicaraguan Blog Carnival Focuses on Identity

  18 November 2013

Nicaraguan bloggers will be sharing their ideas and reflections about identity [es] throughout November 2013: #BlogsNi ha llegado, todos y todas están invitados. Textos, imágenes, vídeos, audio y todo, todo en tu blog. — Néstor Arce (@NestorArce) November 7, 2013 #BlogsNi is here, everyone is invited. Text, images, videos, audio...

Bhutan's Hydroelectric Projects and a Kingfisher

  18 November 2013

The Bhutanese people are slowly beginning to realize that the hydropower projects will, over time, not only ruin our environment but will also be the cause of the loss of our nationhood. Yeshey Dorji, a photographer in Bhutan,  visited Berti, Zhemgang, in search of the white-bellied herons that are under...

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China, Stop Calling Uyghur Muslims Terrorists

  18 November 2013

Uyghur people are more and more often associated with the term "terrorist" in China. Such labeling has turned random individual criminal acts into the collective responsibility of an ethnic minority.

China to Ease One-child Policy

  18 November 2013

Off-beat China translated some Chinese netizens reactions to the loosening up one-child policy. The new “long-term balanced development of the population” approach will give more autonomy for city residents to have more than one child. However, many find the ease not really helpful. For example, one comment says: A second...

What Are Xi's Plans for China's Media?

  18 November 2013

David Bandurski from China media project looked into the media policy of the new leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, in particular after the Third Plenum meeting. Against the background of the setting up of a new national security committee, the question to be addressed is: How might the Party...

Rising Indonesian Economy Must Address Food Security Issue

  18 November 2013

John McCarthy and Zahari Zen urge the Indonesian government to implement ‘transformative policies’ to solve hunger and food insecurity in the country: The food produced is too expensive, leaving poor households vulnerable. Today, even in rural areas, the majority of people are net food buyers. This is why the poor...

How Social Media is Changing Cambodian Politics

  18 November 2013

Colin Meyn explains how the ‘rapid spread of social media is altering Cambodia’s political landscape.’ The young electorate desirous of change plus the aggressive campaigning of the opposition in the Internet made a huge impact in the recent elections. Interestingly, the Prime Minister also mentioned Facebook several times in his...

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