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4 February 2014

Stories from 4 February 2014

Apply for Development Reporting Grants

  4 February 2014

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is calling for applications for a new round of grants for innovation in development reporting. So far the EJC have funded 28 projects worth a combined 550,000 Euros in grants. The next deadline for applications is February 26, 2014. Visit Journalismgrants.org to apply online.

Talking with the Director of Calle 13's Video Filmed in Palestine

  4 February 2014

The blog “Diseñado en Puerto Rico” (Designed in Puerto Rico) interviews [es] film director Kacho López Mari. Among many other musical videos, López Mari directed the most recent video of the Puerto Rican hip hop duo Calle 13, “Multi_Viral,” shot in Palestine. The lyrics are the product of a collaboration with...

Exploring Puerto Rican Music

  4 February 2014

Musician Luis Amed Irizarry [es] explores various Puerto Rican musical genres in this column [es] for the digital publication 80 Grados. 

Meet Puerto Rican Feminist Organization “Proyecto Matria”

  4 February 2014

A collaborator of Proyecto Matria [es] shot a video about the Puerto Rican feminist non governmental organization in English, as a gift and a way to spread the word about the wonderful work they do. Proyecto Matria supports the development of women by offering alternative housing and comprehensive services in areas...

Trinidad & Tobago: Put Bullying in its Place

  4 February 2014

Why not teach kids that bullies are real, that assholes exist, and the proper way to deal with them, i.e. IGNORE THEM. Rob them of their power. Or, and here’s an even better one: STAND UP FOR YOURSELF. Rants of a Redman recommends taking the bully by the horns.

Mozambique's LGBT Community: Tell Your Story

  4 February 2014

Lambda, the Mozambican Association for the Defense of Sexual Minorities, invites [pt] adult members of the LGBT community to participate in a short documentary. “Your story in the first person” is the title of this film project which aims at “documenting our trajectories of self-acceptance, our battles and conquests as LGBT people in...

Aymara Children and their Mental Health

  4 February 2014

The website Indigenous News analizes a report carried out by BMC Psychiatry which studied 748 children, whose ages range between 9 and 15, from nine different schools attended by low socioeconomic classes in the city of Arica, in northern Chile. Out of the total number of children that took part...

15-year-old Girl Spins for Four Hours in Spring Festival Gala

  4 February 2014

Chinese netizens were outraged about such ridiculous performance. The girl Wei Caiqi rotated more than 8000 circles non-stop for four hours as performance. As explained by the TV hosts, the spinning performance is to indicate the Chinese sense of “time” and “history”. It sounds like a mockery. ChinaSMACK translated some...

The Horse Year is Coming. Be Happy!

  4 February 2014

A happy lunar new year video is circulated in China WeChat. Bill Bishop made a backup in Youtube: According to Lunar Chinese calendar, starting from January 30, 2014, is the Year of the Horse. In Chinese, Ma (horse) when uses with the word Shang (Up), means coming. The lyric of...

Hong Kong: Flashmob Action To Free Xu Zhiyong

  4 February 2014

A group of Hong Kong students who met Chinese citizen right activist Xu Zhiyong in seminars before organized a flashmob action to express their support for Xu and demand his release. Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four year imprisonment for organizing a small protest in Beijing last month.

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