8 February 2014

Stories from 8 February 2014

Legalizing And Regulating The Sex workers in Sri Lanka

  8 February 2014

Shilpa Samaratunge, a development worker, discusses in Groundviews about the problems surrounding the sex workers in Sri Lanka. Instead of abolishing and criminalizing them, which is the path Sri Lanka currently is on, she suggests to legalize the profession and impose regulation and provide health-services for the sex workers.

A Video That Made 50 Schools Safe

  8 February 2014

Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Amit Topno from Torpa Block, Jharkhand talks about making a video that brought about a positive change that had potentially saved the lives of 5000 people across 35 villages in his state. When his video explaining the problem of lightning strikes and the inaction of the...

“What the Hell Is Tajikistan? Why Do They Even Exist?”

  8 February 2014

Tajikistan is a small and relatively young country unknown to many people throughout the world. Tajikistan Monitor writes: The opening ceremony for this year’s Winter Olympics gave me an opportunity to monitor people’s online reactions to watching team Tajikistan enter the Sochi stadium. Below are just some of the most...

Patients in Uzbekistan “Have Nobody to Rely on Except for God”

  8 February 2014

On Registan.net, Gulnoza Saidazimova paints a bleak picture of the healthcare system in Uzbekistan (part one, part two): [The system is so inadequate and outdated that] a wealthy few head to foreign countries for medical treatment, drawing on their own savings and often those of their close relatives, whereas the majority poor can...

No Winners in Thailand Elections?

  8 February 2014

Chris Baker analyzed election statistics in Thailand and concluded that there are no clear winners in the elections: My overall impression is that nobody won. If full data are every released, Pheu Thai (ruling party) will probably have won a majority of the seats. But the party cannot have won...

Why Vietnam-made Game Flappy Bird is Popular

  8 February 2014

Vietnam-made game Flappy Bird is today's number one app in the iOS App Store in over 100 countries. It already has more than 50 million downloads and it even beat Facebook's Paper app. Anh-Minh Do of Tech in Asia explains the popularity of the game: It’s so hard that it’s...

Blog Festival: Do you love the internet?

  8 February 2014

We are inviting you to write or record a love letter to the Internet, reflecting on its contemporary state, and more importantly, exchanging thoughts and information on its use, characteristics and protection.

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