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May, 2014

Stories from May, 2014

31 May 2014

“I Can Feel Total Censorship in the Air”: Internet Freedom Evaporates in Thailand

Global Voices AdvocacyThe Bridge

"Freedom of expression is Thailand is at stake...Simply criticising the Council could land one before a military court."

Censors On, China Still Doesn't Want Anyone Talking About Tiananmen Square

Global Voices Advocacy

Estimates of the death toll from June 4, 1989 range from a few hundred to the thousands. The Chinese government has prohibited all forms of discussion online or offline since.

Quintuplet Birth in Guatemala

Free E-books: Digital Survival Kit

Russian Internet Users, Putin is After Your Digital Wallets

RuNet Echo

The offices of Yandex.Money, the popular online payments system associated with Russia's largest search engine, were searched by Russia's Investigative Committee.

Legislating on Open Access in Mexico

30 May 2014

The Party and the Trash

An Experience with Ciberbullying

Wow Madrid!

How To Register A Company In Nepal

Culture and Art in Bolivia

Young, Hip and Worshipping Shiva in India

The Hindu deity Shiva has carved out a firm place in India's pop culture, appearing on TV and in books, movies and even tattoos.

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

German Graduates Fight Back Against Woefully Paid Internships: ‘Have You No Shame?’

A letter of complaint gives rise to debates among social science students and graduates through mailing lists and Facebook. The topic: unpaid and badly paid traineeships and internships.

Information Hub for Humanitarian Aid for Bosnia and Herzegovina Floods

Now Russia Wants to Tighten the Noose Around News-Aggregation Sites

RuNet Echo

Russian lawmakers are taking steps to classify news-aggregating websites as mass media, which would require companies like Yandex to register with the government and face stricter regulations.

29 May 2014

Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates

Reference Services in Library and the Web

Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Elections; Only Opponent Sabahi Comes in Third

General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a landslide victory, topping his only oppopent Hamdeen Sabahi, who came in third place. After three days of voting, Sisi won 93.3 per cent of...

Colombia: Three Weeks Away From a New Election

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