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11 March 2014

Stories from 11 March 2014

Trinidad & Tobago: Lara's Poor On-Stage Innings

Wired 868 takes more jabs at cricket hero Brian Lara's public embarrassment at a fete in Trinidad than Michael Holding took wickets when the West Indies dominated the sport.

Facebook Status Criticizing Crimea Occupation Gets Journalist Fired

Russians ask if Putin can also come "occupy" them, if it means increased funding for the peripheral regions.

Macedonian Students Campaign Against Unlivable Conditions in Dormitories

Macedonian students demanding better life conditions in public university dormitories published a blog entitled “Operacija studentski” [mk] (“Operation Dorm”) displaying photos of everyday life in the facilities and urging students...

Russia's Crackdown Ahead of Crimea's Referendum

Amidst the crackdown, eyes now turn to March 15, when Muscovites will demonstrate against Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before Crimean voters decide between secession and expanded autonomy.

SayIt: Civic Software for ‘Smart’ Transcripts

SayIt is a new software developed to facilitate the almost always taxing job of making transcripts and having them kept as data files.

Barbie Dolls in Thai Traditional Clothes

Barbie dolls dressed in traditional Thai clothes pic.twitter.com/8izclnezSS — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) March 8, 2014 Richard Barrow posted a Twitter photo of Barbie dolls dressed in Thailand's traditional clothes

Captive Saudi Princesses Speak Out on Twitter

It's the stuff of fairytales for princesses to be locked in towers, but in today's Saudi Arabia, four princesses say they have been held against their will for 13 years.

Philippines’ Makati City is Selfie Capital of the World

Makati City, the financial district of the Philippines, was tagged by TIME Magazine as the ‘selfie capital’ of the world. Curiously, it was listed alongside Pasig, an eastern suburb of...

A New Digital Voice of Hong Kong's Working Class

WK News is a new grassroots media site that covers labor news in Hong Kong.

5 Traditional Recipes From Across the Francophone World

Hungry for tajine, a meat or fish stew with vegetables or dried fruit from Morocco? Or how about ravitoto, a dish made from cassava leaves, onions and pork from Madagascar?

Mexican Government Censors Website That Documents Human Rights Abuses

The closing of a website that denounces human rights abuses has revealed an alleged censorship collaboration between the Mexican and US governments.

Reducing the Gap Between Africa's Rich and Poor

"Some take a plane to get treated for hay fever, while others are pushing up daisies because they can’t afford basic malaria treatment."

Learning Photography Can Help Human Traficking Victims Tell Their Stories And Build A Career

Sarah Ann Loreth published a report in Flickr Blog on how US photographer, writer and educator Brooke Shaden joined forces with an organization called Blossomy to travel to Kolkata, India,...

Prep the Tinfoil: Four Hoaxes Shaping Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Yanukovich is dead! American Navy to the rescue! Mars attacks Kiev! Ninjas kidnap the President! Are you a bad enough dude to read this article?

Bermuda: Discussing International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is important for helping us re-focus our attention to [the] feminist struggle, and it should serve to remind us of that and re-commit to it. catch a...

Grenadian Social Action Collective Challenges Caribbean to #BunDiscrimination

A new online campaign replaces homophobic slurs in popular Caribbean music with ethic ones, to emphasise that all discrimination is equal. Shocking? Yes, but it's also making its point.

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