3 March 2014

Stories from 3 March 2014

Why Protests Will Not Lead to a ‘Cambodian Spring’

  3 March 2014

Faine Greenwood writes about the Stanford lecture given by Cambodian human rights activist Ou Virak. Asked about the anti-government protests taking place in Cambodia, Ou Virak explained why it would not lead to a ‘political spring': I don’t think a spring in Cambodia will happen, nor do I think it’s...

Solving Poverty in Malaysia

  3 March 2014

The group Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia is pushing for the passage of a Social Inclusion Act to address the problem of poverty in Malaysia: Top-down prescription is not working despite the claims otherwise by the government. For aid to really work, one needs to get into the fine-grain pockets of...

Selfies or Social Entrepreneurship? What's Your Definition For Success?

  3 March 2014

Bangladeshi adventurer and social entrepreneur Muntasir Mamun has some advice for the young people, who have not yet decided about their goal, still haven’t found their place; merely figuring it all out: By placing emphasis on new, different and bigger picture things, we change our definitions of success. Experiment, calculate,...

“Iran cannot block Facebook Forever”

Iran's Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister, Ali Jannati, said “Iran can not block Facebook forever.” Several Iranian officials such as Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs, use Facebook and Twitter while these sites are blocked in Iran.

Iran: Student Sentenced to 7 Years in Jail

PersianBanoo reported “expelled Qazvin International University student activist, Maryam Shafipour has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment.Previously it was reported by her family that she was beaten by her male interrogators during interrogation sessions”.

The 2014 Forum for Francophone Women Opens in Kinshasa, DRC

  3 March 2014

The 2014 Forum for Francophone Women [fr] Opens today in Kinshasa, DRC. This is the second installment of the forum following the initial one in Paris in 2013. While the first forum focused on reducing violence against women in conflict areas, The objective of the 2014 forum will be dedicated to...

“It Ain't Easy Being Indian” in the USA

  3 March 2014

Ricey Wild, a Native American blogger at the Indian Country Today, writes about wolf slaughtering in Minnesota, USA. […]My beloved friend Melissa came to get me last month to rally against the wolf hunt in Minnesota and everywhere. We went way up north and joined other people who care and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Between Governments

  3 March 2014

In the context of the number and scale of projects being undertaken via government to government arrangements, Afra Raymond explains why Trinidad and Tobago's current high-level State mission to China is “a critical issue to delve into.”

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