2 February 2014

Stories from 2 February 2014

Voting Day in El Salvador

  2 February 2014

Online news site El Faro has published a Storify post [es] with early citizen reports and reactions about today's presidential elections in El Salvador. They also have a special section [es] dedicated to the elections where they share photos, tweets and more.  Meanwhile, Tim's El Salvador Blog has put together...

Korean Comfort Women Issue Explained by Cartoon

  2 February 2014

A special exhibition on ‘comfort women‘- Korean girls forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese army during the World War 2 era- was featured at one of the leading cartoon festivals in France. It made several headlines as the Japanese government tried to block it, but failed. Korean net users...

Costa Ricans Go to the Polls to Elect a New President

  2 February 2014

Glenda Umaña, a Costa Rican journalist who is covering today's presidential elections, comments on Facebook [es] and Twitter: Ya me encontré en padrón electoral. Se me salen las lágrimas de la emoción de votar! #CNNTICO @cnnee @ pic.twitter.com/RHua1KrN8L — Glenda Umaña (@glendacnn) February 2, 2014 I found my name on...

Singapore Hijab Movement

  2 February 2014

Muhammad Haikal echoes and clarifies the arguments of the Singapore Hijab Movement: Muslims are not asking for ALL women to wear hijab in ALL sectors, rather we are asking that for those ALREADY wearing the hijab, to allow them to continue wearing it. By telling the Muslims that you are...

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