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19 May 2014

Stories from 19 May 2014

What if We Don't Destroy Pirated Books?

The issue of pirated books is a common one im Latin American countries. Diego Ariel Vega wrote [es] about it on Infotecarios, and pointed out that the traditional response when...

39 Ideas to Do on the Internet

Masticable shares [es] 39 creative, fun, active or self-taught ideas to do on the Internet, available to everybody. Here we randomly share three of those ideas: Learn and practice other...

Ethiopia: #FreeZone9Bloggers Trending on Tumblr

Global Voices Advocacy started a Tumblr in early May to rally support for nine bloggers and journalists — four of them Global Voices members — who are currently being detained...

Not Everything is Cyberbullying in Juvenile Violence

From Mexico, as a result of the murder of a teenager by her friend, faeriedevilish writes [es] for SocialTic about children, ICT, and violence in the media: In every note,...

Costs and Benefits of Brazil's World Cup

Daniel Bustos blogs [es] from Colombia on the economy of the World Cup in Brazil and after touching upon the inevitable issue of corruption, states:  Finally, Brazil will serve as a...

The Courageous Career of Slain French Photojournalist Camille Lepage

Camille Lepage was killed while covering the conflict in the Central African Republic. As a journalist, she was determined to cover stories in Africa often ignored by western media.

What File Sharing Communities Can Teach Us

On Ártica Online, Jorge Gemetto blogs [es] about file sharing communities and what we can learn from them: A common feature of many of these communities is that they are...

Migrants in Times of Crisis

Julen at the Artisan Consulting Network points [es] at some of the problems should migrants and their condition of being threatened, strangers, others:  Coy glances, whispered conversations. The other is no...

Tens of Thousands Stranded, Serbians Take Flood Relief Into Their Own Hands

As Serbia and Bosnia live through the worst floods the region has seen in 120 years, relief and aid efforts are mostly being led by civilians and civic movements.

Music Collective Beirut Open Stage Launches Online Platform

“To further its vision of showcasing and promoting as best as it can the local talent”, the Musical Collective “Beirut Open Stage” has launched its online platform. Their new website,...

Climate Warriors of the Island Nation of Kiribati

During my time as a climate activist, Kiribati has always been used as an example of a low-lying Pacific Island country grappling with the effects of climate change.

Stealthily but Publicly, Iranian Women Remove Their Veils Online

Forced for decades to wear headscarves or face arrest, thousands of Iranian women are now sharing photos of themselves unveiled as an act of protest.

Tunisian Activists Call for Revision of Harsh Anti-Marijuana Penalties

Tunisian activists are campaigning for the revision of the country's strict anti-marijuana laws.

Pakistan's Sindh Province Still Wants to Censor WhatsApp, Viber and Skype

Aamir Atta at ProPakistani reports quoting local media houses that social media applications like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype may be blocked in Pakistan's Sindh province to maintain law and order....

Murdered Mayor Case Stir Controversy on Ecuadorian Twitter

Daniela Gallardo posts [es] on Veo y Escribo about the recent murder [es] of elected mayor of Muisne in the region of Esmeraldas, in Ecuador and the comment about it...

A Star Sister of the Sun

Astrophysicist Ángel R. López-Sánchez blogs [es] on El Lobo Rayado about stars that sisters of the Sun, and the recent confirmation of the existence of one of them, HD 162826....

18 Advantages of Using WordPress

Are you considering to start a blog or a website and can't decide which platform to use? Andrea Collazo on Profesora de Informática, before detailing the 18 advantages of WordPress,...

News Coverage with Drones in El Salvador

In a piece published on Global Post, Jaime Stark notes how in many Latin American countries it's very frequent to use unmanned aerialvehicle, known as drones, for news coverage. In...

Mountain Echoes, a Literary Festival in Bhutan's Mountains

Mountain Echoes, a festival celebrating literature, art and culture in Bhutan, will take place in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu from 21 -24 May, 2014. Among the speakers will be Bhutanese...

China's Diehard Lawyers

A group of Chinese lawyers who firmly believe in rule of law called themselves diehard lawyers. Recently a key member of the diehard lawyers, Pu Zhiqian was arrested and prosecuted...

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