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11 February 2014

Stories from 11 February 2014

South Korean Film About Samsung Worker's Death Slowly Winning Over Moviegoers

In a country where electronics giant Samsung has enormous influence, the film is receiving little promotion and few screenings, but it is being met with positive reviews online.

Prisoners Lists Stir Informbiro Memories in Former Yugoslav Republics

Publishing of the lists of Goli Otok prisoners, victims of 1949-56 communist purges, reignited dormant debates and opened some old wounds, throughout the former Yugoslav republics.

“Vegetarianism Equals Evil” in Tajikistan

A foreigner tweeting under @onlytajikistan tells about Tajik food and about the way the country has changed him from a vegetarian to meat eater.

Russia's Patriotic Overdrive in Sochi?

RuNet Echo

The Soviet Union may have defeated Hitler, but modern-day Russia’s war against fascism wages on. And the Sochi Olympics have amplified the fight.

Iran: “Less” anti-U.S. Atmosphere

e-Booklets for Syrian Activists

Tajik Team at Olympics Opening Ceremony Included a Russian “Tourist”

International Open Data Day Set for February 22

Technology for Transparency Network

Bloggers, hackers and others interested in Open Data and Transparency will gather for the International Open Data Day on February 22. Find out how you can get involved.

In Support of Lebanese Skier Jackie Chamoun

Lebanon's netizens found themselves having to defend Jackie Chamoun, Lebanon's Alpine Skier representative at the Soshi Olympics, after pictures of a past photoshoot in which she posed topless were released...

“Dreamlike Kyrgyzstan” As Seen by a Photographer

Art Arises From Snow-Covered Tokyo

Brazilian Activists Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

Mapping Conflicts Between Indigenous Peoples and Corporations in Latin America

‘Blogging Ghana’ to Establish Country's First Physical Social Media Hub

"A physical meeting place, a hub, will go a long way to provide a platform for the experienced bloggers in the organisation to train students and professionals."

Why the Western Media Loves Hating on China

The Bridge

A shoddy but sexy report on pollution in Beijing was republished across news site around the world, exposing the bias that Western media has for bad news in China.

A Personal Tribute to Jamaican “Interventionist” Stuart Hall

Jamaica-based blogger Annie Paul posts a personal and stirring tribute to the late Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall - a must-read for anyone who admired his work.

Argentina: ‘We Increase’ Progress or Corruption?

President Fernández announced an increase in pensions and education allowances, sparking the hashtag #Aumentamos (we increase), where users gave their own account of what has ‘increased’ in the country.

Remembering Dr Alison Jolly, Lemurs of Madagascar Expert

When Algeria's Police Fail to Act, Citizen Journalists Step in

After 21-year-old Babaousmail Azzedine was murdered in public and Algerian police failed to investigate, citizen journalists took matters into their own hands. Abdou Semmar reports.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Deeper Carnival

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