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16 December 2013

Stories from 16 December 2013

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Typhoon Haiyan: A Story of Resilience in a Short Doc

  16 December 2013

Typhoon Haiyan, a short film by Janssen Powers, documents the aftermath of the super storm that in early November killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippine province of Leyte. “Naturally, I intended to capture a story of destruction,” Powers wrote in the description of his work. “What I found...

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Fire Destroys Basin Market in Bamako, Mali

  16 December 2013

An accidental fire destroyed the basin market [fr] located near the Wahhabites Mosque of Bamako yesterday (12/15). It is the third tragedy of such kind in market area of Bamako in 4 years. Nama explains why such incident seems to repeat itself in his city [fr] : Plusieurs plans d'aménagement de...

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PHOTOS: Remains of Exhumed Guatemalan War Victims Returned to Families

  16 December 2013

In a new photo essay on MiMundo.org, photojournalist James Rodríguez follows residents of Pambach, Guatemala, as they receive the skeletal remains of six wartime victims who were “taken by the army after a military incursion to the village on June 3rd, 1982, during the de facto government of Efraín Ríos Montt,...

The Inside Story of China's CCTV Journalist

  16 December 2013

China's former CCTV producer Wang Qinglei details his experience of working in the state TV in the past ten years. He says:  The real reason for the defeat of China’s traditional media, including CCTV, is not that they have no way to resist the assault of new media, but rather...

A French Version of NSA Electronic Surveillance Program?

  16 December 2013

Etienne Papin, a Paris-based lawyer expert in internet rights, explains the details of a bill that was approved by the French Senate on December 10: La loi de programmation militaire (Military Planning Act). He describes the bill as the French version of NSA mass electronic surveillance data mining program [fr]...

Bangkok has the Most-Instagrammed Location of 2013

  16 December 2013

The Siam Paragon, a popular shopping complex in Bangkok, Thailand is the ‘most-Instagrammed’ location of 2013. Suvarnabhumi International Airport, also in Bangkok, was ranked ninth in the list. Not surprisingly, Bangkok is second ‘most-Instagrammed city’ in the world this year.

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