19 December 2013

Stories from 19 December 2013

Glimpses Into São Tomé and Príncipe's Art and Culture Biennial

  19 December 2013

[All links lead to Portuguese language pages] Giving a voice to the seventh edition of the Art & Culture Biennial of São Tomé and Principe, which started on November 28, artists, journalists and visitors have been commenting on the event that is scheduled to run until February 28, 2014. Some of the ideas behind this...

Ukrainian Netizens Draft A Digital #Euromaidan Manifesto

  19 December 2013

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine enter their second month, Ukrainian social media users have started circulating a Digital Euromaidan Manifesto [uk] drafted by their fellow netizens. Below is the English translation of the full original statement: Digital Euromaidan Manifesto We, the Ukrainian Internet users united by Euromaidan principles of non-violent...

#Kality Tweet Chat on Ethiopian Imprisoned Journalists

  19 December 2013

Join Tweet chat on Ethiopian imprisoned journalist using the hashtag #Kality: Ethiopian journalists Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega have been locked up in Ethiopia’s Kality prison since 2011 – simply for being journalists trying to hold their government accountable for its actions. Although they have been honored with numerous prestigious...

Coffee Blight in El Salvador Leads to Dramatic Drop in Exports

  19 December 2013

Coffee export revenues fell 40% in October and November of 2013 in El Salvador. Tim's El Salvador Blog reports on the blight affecting coffee farms throughout the country: Last week El Salvador's National Assembly finally established a fund for combating the coffee blight known as “la roya” and the ministry...

China: Online Annihilation of Dissent

  19 December 2013

China Media Project translated veteran journalist and former Southern Weekly commentator Xiao Shu's comment on the Chinese authorities’ online annihilation tactics against Chinese liberal opinion leaders: In early August this year I was abducted by state security police. Under orders to bring me in for questioning, state security from Guangzhou...

China: Hot Mom Contest

  19 December 2013

China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo is holding a “hot mom” contest. While most of the photos are not real mom, the images do tell you a lot about gender relation in China. More from Offbeat China.

China: Soft Landing Foreign Policy

  19 December 2013

South Sea Conversation summarized China foreign policy scholar Professor Wang Yizhou's podcast comment on China’s emerging foreign policy, regional strategy, territorial disputes, global role, and bilateral relations with the US.

Ousmane Sow Becomes First Black African Member of France Academy of Fine Arts

  19 December 2013

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow was admitted on December 11 into L'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Paris [Academy of Fine Arts of Paris].  Africa-top-talents.com reports: Une belle consécration pour ce sculpteur sénégalais connu pour ses séries de sculptures monumentales consacrées aux ethnies africaines (noubas, peuls, masaï, Zoulou). « Mon élection a d’autant plus de valeur à mes...

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