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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

Hong Kong Movie Star Boycotted by Mainland Chinese

Venezuela: Confusion and Attacks Discussed on Twitter

Astronomy in Spain

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

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

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