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23 November 2013

Stories from 23 November 2013

Is South Korea Encouraging Portal Sites to Self-Censor?

The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.

Thousands March for the Liberation of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Thousands of people are marching today in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in favor of the liberation of Oscar López Rivera, imprisoned in the United States 32 years ago on charges...

Brazilian “Wikicity” Travels to the World Forum for Democracy

Known as “the capital of participatory democracy”, the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre will become subject for a lab in the World Forum for Democracy. Focus will be given to...

After Haiyan Disaster, Philippines Calls for Relief and Justice for Climate Change Victims

As the Philippines continues to ask for global aid in the wake of the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan, many Filipinos are also asking world leaders to tackle climate change

Twitter Farce Follows Revelations of Australia Spying on Indonesian President

A political strategist eats his words after using Twitter to comment on the stand off between Australia and Indonesia over spying revelations.

Video: Hong Kong Country Parks’ Naturescapes

To advocacy for the preservation of country parks, Francis So made a time lapse video on the landscapes of various country parks in Hong Kong.

China to Do Away With Labor Camps

"Detention is a poisonous tree and we’re happy to see it eradicated. But the soil is still there. Some kind of variation of the camps will definitely grow out of...

Jamaica: Language & Development

Jamaica needs to be declared the bilingual state it is asap. Annie Paul thinks that “half of Jamaica’s problems stem from its linguistic identity crisis, insisting its mother tongue is...

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