10 January 2014

Stories from 10 January 2014

Australia: ‘What Happens When A Politician Pisses Off The Internet’

  10 January 2014

Controversial Australian senator Cory Bernardi's latest book ‘The Conservative Revolution’ has enraged many netizens, especially his views on abortion, single mothers, IVF and same sex marriage. BuzzFeed Australia staffer Jenna Guillaume complied reactions in Oz in This Is What Happens When A Politician Pisses Off The Internet.

25 Influential Brazilian Black Women Online

  10 January 2014

The website Blogueiras Negras (Black Bloggers, in the feminine), has created a list of the 25 most influential Brazilian black women on the Internet [pt]. The list includes human rights advocates, journalists, writers, researchers, feminists, urban artists and more, besides individual and collective blogs and Facebook pages that fight for gender...

Latin America's Black Metal Fans, Punks and Otakus

  10 January 2014

Santiago, Lima, Mexico City and Oaxaca have been some of the cities in which photographer Carla Mc-Kay has photographed punks, thrashers, transvestites, black metal fans, new waves and otakus, recording their everyday lives in their habitat. Sentidos Comunes has published Carla Mc-Kay's photographs in a photo essay titled “Street Youth”...

China Introduces Online Video Game: “Fight Corruption”

  10 January 2014

China has started a serious crackdown on corruption in 2013, it’s now also online entertainment. China introduced an online video game called “Fight Corruption” online and encouraged web users to play the game by claiming that “everyone has a responsibility to fight corruption and embezzlement.” TeaLeafNation has more details. 

‘Abita’, Animated Short Film About Fukushima Children

  10 January 2014

“Abita”, an animated short film about Fukushima children who can't play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities. The film, produced by Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, won the award for Best Animated Film at the International Uranium Film Festival in 2013. Shoko Hara, a...

Tributes to Footballer Akeem Adams After Sudden Death

  10 January 2014

On Wired868, Lasana Liburd in Trinidad & Tobago, excoriates the officials who he felt did not do enough to assist the late footballer Akeem Adams while the young athlete was still alive. Above, a video tribute to Adams by his club, Ferencvaros.

The Press in Honduras Confronts Violence

  10 January 2014

Journalists interviewed by Fundación MEPI said that reporting about violence is difficult due to the lack of safety mechanisms, little access to timely official reports and fear of retaliation.

Submit Your Film to Social Impact Media Awards

  10 January 2014

Does your film tell a powerful story to impact social change? Submit documentaries, features and shorts to the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) before January 21, 2014. Over 340 films from 102 countries have already entered. Follow SIMA on Facebook and Twitter to be notified of the winning films.

Hacking Global Voices Special Coverage

  10 January 2014

How could we make Global Voices complex, ongoing stories more beautiful, accessible and useful? MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media invited a diverse group of technology and storytelling mavens to a full day of hacking, using the example of our recent special coverage of the #Shahbag protests in Bangladesh...

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