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13 May 2014

Stories from 13 May 2014

Ethics and Transparency in Private Companies

More and more people are demanding transparency from their governments and leaderships. By demanding transparency, what people want is to confirm the presence of ethics in government acts. But, what...

Peru and NetMundial: Same Old, Same Old… or Worse

Chillinfart writes [es] on V de Vergüenza about NetMundial, which he considers as a farce. To him this was: a meeting just for the sake of the picture, with core...

Problems with Computer Virus? Click Here

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Who hasn't had virus problems with their computers? Thinking about that, Andrea Collazo posts [en] on Profesora de Informática an educational piece about...

An Artistic Glimpse Into Exiled Iranians’ Nostalgia for the Homeland

Recent moves by moderate President Hassan Rouhani suggest things could change in the future, but returning still remains risky. Iranian-Canadian photographer Saman Aghvami attempted to capture the nostalgia.

Remixing Videos on Communication Tapping

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Henry El Sucio reflects about telecommunications tapping, or chuzadas as they are known in Colombia, as a result of the tappings from months...

Technological Activism on Campaign Against #LeyTelecom

In the context of the campaign against Ley Telecom in Mexico, Juan Manuel Casanueva from SocialTic briefly analyzes [es] different citizen technological initiatives that the population is using in the...

Where Did the Blogs from El Salvador Go?

Hunnapuh remembers [es] his first steps on the world of blogs along woth other pioneer bloggers in El Salvador, and reflects that “from all those bloggers, there are very few...

EU Survey Indicates Correlation Between Anti-Minorities Views and Ideological Right

The French blog Rue89 analyzes the results [fr] of the Pew Center Survey on attitudes toward immigrants and minority groups in the European Union. Rue89 highlights that Roma population are the...

Does This Sexist, Violent Video Make You Want to Vote?

Denmark's government has officially retracted a violent and pornographic animated video [warning: graphic] that was created to encourage young people to vote in the European Parliament elections this month. The...

Madagascar to Start Distributing Crude Oil Locally and Hope to Boost Job Market

L'Express reports that the Madagascar Oil Group will start testing distribution of 55,000 to  73,000 barrels [fr] of crude oil from Tsimiroro, Madagascar onto the local market. It is part of the new government strategy...

Playing with Marbles

From Colombia, Carlos Múnera, author of Todos somos iguales blog, recalls past times, when he used to play with marbles [es], when “the stage was like a duel that confronted...

One Macedonian Man's 65-Year Battle to Get His Property Back

A Macedonian blogger profiled Dushko Brankovikj, whose property has been nationalized twice. He won every court case so far, but the state has yet to return what belongs to him.

Ugandan Bloggers Demand the Release of Ethiopian Bloggers

Ugandan bloggers Prudence Nyamishana, Javie Ssozi, Florence Naluyimba, Muwonge David and Chris Igune delivered a letter to the Ethiopian ambassador in Uganda demanding the release the jailed Ethiopian bloggers and...

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