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7 May 2014

Stories from 7 May 2014

Shamed Macedonian Government Caves in to Student Demands

Amid elections and economic instability, a student digital movement shames the Macedonian government into issuing a tender to fix appalling living conditions in the largest Skopje university dormitory.

Egypt, Palestine, China, India, Bangladesh, Ukraine triumph in The Bobs Awards

The winners of Deutsche Welle's The Bobs 2014 awards have been announced! Online projects from Egypt, Palestine, China, India, Bangladesh, Ukraine were selected as winners by an international jury. Projects in 14...

Hong Kong Movie Star Boycotted by Mainland Chinese

The conflict between Hong Kong and mainland Chinese on issues such as birth tourism, shortage of infant formula milk and the recent child's pee and poo has continued to fermented....

Venezuela: Confusion and Attacks Discussed on Twitter

Using the hashsags #UcabCaracas and #SOSColectivosDelTerrorAtacanUCAB [SOS terror groups attack UCAB], comments and images of assaults on students on protests that apparently happened at Andrés Bello Catholic University [es] in...

Astronomy in Spain

Astrophysicist Angel R. López-Sánchez blogs [es] about the recent XXI State Congress of Astrophysics [es] held in Granada, Spain, on may 1-4, 2014. During the event, there was a astrophotography...

Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.

South Korea: Subway Crash, in the Wake of Ferry Disaster

In South Korean capital Seoul, two subway trains collided last week, injuring over 200 passengers, mostly minor injuries. The accident occurred in the wake of the Sewol ferry disaster, and...

China Detains Human Rights Lawyer After Tiananmen Meeting

This isn't Pu Zhiqiang's first detention. As an outspoken critic of the Chinese government's policies, he is monitored by security forces.

Trinidad & Tobago: An Argument for Gay Rights

One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger, who is also a Director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, debates the issue of gay rights with a zealous religious group.

Cuba: Throwing Sticks at Language

Havana Times explores the origin of a controversial idiom that brings into focus “the sexual idiosyncrasies of people in the Caribbean and those of Cubans in particular.”

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