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3 March 2014

Stories from 3 March 2014

Why Protests Will Not Lead to a ‘Cambodian Spring’

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...

Solving Poverty in Malaysia

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...

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

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...

Expensive Plants for a Poor Country: Tajikistan Spends Millions on Belgian Trees

Tajikistan where more than a third of the population is poor has spent 4,5 million US dollars on chestnut trees for the capital city.

“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...

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...

The 2014 Forum for Francophone Women Opens in Kinshasa, DRC

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...

Nine Questions for Carola Cintrón Moscoso, or Why “Silence Doesn't Exist”

"In everyday life, we often don't let ourselves walk, contemplate, and much less listen," says the artist Carola Cintrón Moscoso.

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

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...

K-Pop Music Booms, But Censors Still Loom

K-pop is a success story of music exports and glamour, but a long history of censorship and regulation still affects music markets in South Korea.

The Soundtrack of the Syrian Resistance

Music has been at the core of the Syrian uprising since its beginning in 2011, and for the same reason musicians have been killed and are being silenced by force.

Funding Challenges for Scientific Research in France, African Countries

Funding for research is wanting worldwide.What is the impact of the stagnation on the economy and where are the solutions

Tale of China's Zhou Yongkang Won't Be Swept Under Rug After All

At a press conference in Beijing, a government spokesperson offered the first official hint that the fate of Zhou Yongkang would not be kept under wraps from the public.

Russia PM Medvedev's Facebook Post on Ukraine

Prime Minister Medvedev chose an odd venue for his statements on Yanukovich and how he sees Ukraine's current political leadership.

Trinidad & Tobago: Between Governments

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...

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