3 June 2014

Stories from 3 June 2014

Caribbean: Corruption & the World Cup?

  3 June 2014

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 closer, Barbados Underground tackles the issue of alleged corruption within the world governing football body and its ties to the...

Global Voices Wins Honorary Mention in Prix Ars Electronica

  3 June 2014

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 second time Global Voices earns a special mention, after winning a Distinction in the same category in 2008. The winner...

Farewell Hindustan Ambassador

  3 June 2014

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 classic car creating an unofficial (and animated) Google doodle. The car still remains popular with taxi drivers, some politicians and...

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 seem to get it done. Instead, I’ll just post a link to each, a visual, and why I think it’s...

Community Resistance in Ecuador

  3 June 2014

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 of such communities is Sarayaku, in Pastaza Province: Sarayaku es la comunidad que con mayor éxito ha podido defender su...

China: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

  3 June 2014

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 Fake Case.

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