12 May 2014

Stories from 12 May 2014

Paraguay: Heavy Rains Complicate Assistance Efforts in Affected Areas

  12 May 2014

The heavy rains affecting the Southwestern Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú raise concerns as 100% of the agricultural production for self-consumption has been destroyed, according the local media [es] reports. On Monday, May 12, the delivery of goods had to be suspended due to weather harshness. Aldo Saldívar, director of logistic...

From Liberated Aleppo

The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.

Maldives’ Morality Police Target Youth

  12 May 2014

Maldives has one of the most youthful populations in the world with more than half of the population under the age of 25. But a lot of them are being increasingly harassed by moral policing by the society and the authorities, reports Dhivehi Sitee blog.

Venezuela: Pro-government Website Goes Briefly Offline

  12 May 2014

After website Aporrea [es] went briefly offline on May 10, 2014, a number of comments appeared on Twitter. Apparently the portal domain was withdrawn for a while, thus revealing that the page is hosted somewhere in the United States. To many people, that the most important portal for Venezuelan pro-government...

Paraguay: Reflections on Uses of Twitter

  12 May 2014

The Blog de Edimedios – Inteligencia Colectiva [es] reflects on Twitter users who retweet without any previous selection. […] sometimes we got sick of “RETWEETitis” and for half an hour, we start retweeting everything that bumps into us. Each tweet we consider important, related to our tasks, etc etc. About...

Hong Kong: End Foreign Domestic Worker's Live in Requirement

  12 May 2014

Foreign domestic workers are required by law to live with their employers, which is a major causes of worker abuse. Below is a campaign video produced by the Hong Kong Helpers’ campaign calling for the end of the mandatory live-in regulation. It invites people to imagine if they had to...

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