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3 June 2014

Stories from 3 June 2014

While He Was Burying His Grandmother in Bosnia, Floods Submerged His Home in Serbia

In this moving diary of events relating to the first few days of the floods in the Balkans, Rastko Šejić vividly describes scenes of tragedy and immense human strength.

Hackers Are on the Money Trail

Saturday June 7 is ”The Money Trail ”regional hack day organized by Hacks/Hackers to track the flow of public funds throughout Latin America.

Caribbean: Corruption & the World Cup?

The sooner the international investigation is able to bring closure to the matter…the sooner the Caribbean maybe able to purge this sore from the…landscape. As the 2014 World Cup draws...

Global Voices Wins Honorary Mention in Prix Ars Electronica

Prix Ars Electronica, the leading award honoring creativity and innovation in digital media, has chosen Global Voices for Honorary Mention in their Digital Communities category this year. This is the...

Typical Venezuelan Expressions, Illustrated and Translated Into English

Daisy Patton illustrates personal interpretations of traditional sayings with typical Venezuelan humor and color, that reflects a vision of a culture seeking to understand another through colloquial use of language.

Thailand's Coup Protesters Are Looking to The Hunger Games for Inspiration

Protest ban? No problem for anti-coup protesters in Thailand as they adopted the 'Hunger Games' salute while some conducted 'read-in' activities in public places.

An App to Help with Natural Disasters in the Caribbean

Hill 60 Bump blogs about a free new smartphone application for Android and iPhone, CaribWatch, which offers emergency alerts and supports relief efforts after natural disasters in the region.

Indonesians Assert #15yearsNOTenough for Child Predators

The surge in child molestation cases in Indonesia has prompted many parents to ask the government to amend the law and hand out harsher punishment for perpetrators.

3 Ways the Russian Government Plans to Police the Web

Several state agencies in Russia are now involved in drafting bylaws that will determine how officials actually enforce a series of controversial new Internet regulations.

This Santomean Scholar Wants You to Help End Racial Stereotyping in Media

Grada Kilomba, expert on racial studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, talks about how the same media which helps reinforce racial stereotypes should be mobilized to rebuild a positive identity.

Farewell Hindustan Ambassador

Hindustan Motors has recently suspended production of India's iconic Hindustan Ambassador car which was first rolled out in 1958. Soumyadip Choudhury at Cutting The Chai posts a tribute to the...

Reports on Africa Tech Trends

Erik shares 5 reports on technology trends in Africa: I keep meaning to write blog posts on each of these reports on tech, most of them on Africa, but can’t...

Community Resistance in Ecuador

The website BallenitaSi.org lists [es] nine resisting communities in Ecuador that, “is going through one of the worse community-level crisis about mining and oil extraction all along the country”. One...

China: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Another documentary about Chinese dissent artist Ai Weiwei has been released, following Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012). Beijing Cream has Hilary Chassé's review on the upcoming – Ai Weiwei: The...

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