15 May 2014

Stories from 15 May 2014

Macedonian Medical Students Live in Medieval Conditions

Independent student magazine Izlez (Exit) published photo galleries originally posted by students Dena Miladinoska and Kristina Ivanova [mk] of the state-run dorm for medical students at the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. The students posted the photographs of the desolate living conditions in an attempt to incite...

International Community and the Crisis in Ukraine

  15 May 2014

Angie Ramos guest blogs [es] at Tintero Político about the crisis in Ukraine and after analyzing different key factors involved concludes with the reaction of the internacional community: The thing is, the international community, facing cases like this one, acts subjectively as it depends on the magnitude of the interests...

Tips for Being a First World Country

  15 May 2014

Mexican Alfredo Cortés de Café Financiero reflects [es] after a trip to Canada about things and attitudes that in this country mean to belong to the “first world”: I want to mention the simplest things I observed, that we all could accomplish; and as a whole this is what makes...

Women Bloggers and Mother's Day

  15 May 2014

Women bloggers at Mujeres Construyendo [Women building] celebrated [es] Mother's Day to no surprise: blogging! Beyond the huge ads that can be seen for presents on this occasion, we have decided to invite you to reflect on this date and share posts and thoughts by women bloggers from our community....

@metroaverias, Monitoring Madrid Metro

  15 May 2014

M. Luz Congosto writes [es] on Barriblog that due to budget cuts in Spain, the quality of public services has been affected, and it is evident with Madrid Metro, and social networks reflect this: Many citizens behave as human sensors when they use Twitter to regret about the deterioration of...

Google Nest, They Know Your Data

  15 May 2014

The blog Infoactivismo reports [es] about the parodic launching of Google Nest on the recent edition of Re:publica 14 in Berlin. After reviewing the fictitious features of the product, the site adds: The goal was to make evident the policies of data usage people are accepting with considering the amount...

Myths about Gender and Roles

  15 May 2014

On EnGenerada they reflect [es] on the construction of gender identities and the myhts usually associated to women and men. They conclude that, in spite of being relativized in reality, they work as social order. The post reviewed here was part of the second #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV]...

Indiference and Manipulation in Colombian Electoral Campaign

  15 May 2014

Uriel Hernando Anzola Rojas writes [es] on No me crean tan aguacate about the current political moment in Colombia facing upcoming presidential elections: We are a country of forgetful individuales, indifferent or scaredy cats. I don't know which one of the three or if it's a mix of all three....

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