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14 May 2014

Stories from 14 May 2014

Women and the Exercise of Political Power

EnGenerada asks [es] its readers if they have what they need to exercise political power. Every day, we read, hear, and speak the phrase: “Politics is the tool for society's transformation”....

Argentina and Open Access

Fernando Ariel López writes [es] for Infotecarios about Law 26899: Creating Digital Institutional Repositories of Open, Owned, or Shared Access [es], also known as the Open Access Law, approved in Argentina in...

Scientific Communicators Responsibility

In relation to the new Cosmos series, Víctor R. Ruíz reflects [es] on how the search for scientific knowledge is becoming a question of social responsibility, and the role of scientists...

Jamaica: Where the Hashtag Stops

Active Voice shares an eye-opening collection of tweets that offers different perspectives about #bringbackourgirls.

Guyana: Laugh & Learn

Guyana Gyal blogs about the power of laughter: Through the use of humour, she was able to help a young woman be confident enough to learn.

Meet Joshua Beckford Who Attended Oxford University at the Age of 6

Omg Ghana reports about Joshua Beckford's outstanding academic achievement: At age 8, you were probably practicing a sport or was preparing for the third grade. Well, meet an 8 year old...

4G and other Indonesian Inventions

4G, the fastest data transmission technology of our time, was developed by an Indonesian. Another interesting Indonesian invention is the electric shoes which give women the tool to defend themselves...

Civil Society Resumes Watchdog for Guinea-Bissau's Presidential Run-Off

Getting set for Guinea-Bissau's presidential run-off on May 18, 2014, the Group of Civil Society Organizations for the Elections (GOSCE) resumed its monitoring activities of the electoral process on May 14.  Live...

‘When I Heard the Sounds of Bullets, I Knew They Had Come for Me’

Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi recalls the attack on his life that left his 25-year-old driver dead in March.

VIDEOS: Vintage Southeast Asia in the British Pathe Archive

Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.

Mother's Day According to Mexican Government

Osiris Jasso reflects [on] recent Mother's Day and how it was “celebrated” by the Mexican government on social networks. Mother's Day is an excellent occasion to highlight the importance of...

A 5-Minute Video Could Be Your Ticket to New York

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) invites young people under the age of 25 to submit original 5-minute videos on migration, diversity and social inclusion to the Plural+2014 film...

Japan's Yu Terasawa Named ‘Information Hero’ by Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders, a France-based non-governmental organization that defends freedom of information and freedom of the press, has for the first time created a list of 100 Information Heroes. From Japan,...

Blogger Reflections: What Does a Woman Want?

Bernardette Tristan Amiel blogging [es] for Mujeres Construyendo brings up a story about King Arthur to reflect on the expectations women have regarding men: Camelot would have a new king,...

Libraries and Free Culture

The blog from Parque Biblioteca Tomás Carrasquilla – La Quintana, in Medellin, Colombia, expresses [es] its support for free culture. After explaining the liberties [es] free culture brings, the blog...

Costa Rica: Ongoing Teacher Strike

On Tuesday, May 13, the teacher strike in Costa Rica had been going on for 13 days, and President Luis Guillermo Solís called educators’ [es] attention asking them to get...

Is Breastfeeding in Public indecent?

Is breastfeeding in public “indecent”? That's the question raised [es] by Alejandra on Verde Alegría, after she was forced to breastafeed in private and realized she was not the only...

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