9 June 2014

Stories from 9 June 2014

Trinidad & Tobago: Why the Smile over Baby Simeon?

  9 June 2014

The Attorney General uses the presentation of a report into circumstances surrounding a baby's horrific death during a C-section “as a photo opportunity”. Jumbie's Watch calls it “a symptom, and a cause, of what is wrong in Trinidadian society.”

New Dating Social Network Where Women Rule

  9 June 2014

[All links lead to pages in Spanish.] Webonomía contributor Fernando Valencia writes about AdoptaUnChico.com.mx [Adopt a boy], the new way of getting online dates. This is a social network developed as a boutique where the main product are men. Here, men are promoted and women can visit the catalog. The...

Moroccan Hackers Attack Mauritanian Government Sites

A group of hackers calling themselves the “Moroccan Secret Agent” have succeeded in breaching and seizing control [ar] of several Mauritanian governmental websites. The group defaced the websites with slogans insulting the Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, calling the two heads of state “enemies...

#CarajoNoMePuedoMorir Impacted on Social Networks in Bolivia

  9 June 2014

Mario Duran [es], one of the authors behind the blog TICs para el Desarrollo, [ICTs for development; es] shares his analysis [es] about the meme with hashtag #CarajoNoMePuedoMorir [roughly translated as Fucking hell, I can't die] after Samuel Doria Medina, leader of the National Unity Front in Bolivia, tells how...

Sharia Law and Free Speech in Brunei

  9 June 2014

The Sharia Law has created more difficulties in enhancing free speech and media freedom in Brunei. Dissenting voices were stifled after the Sultan threatened legal action against critics.

Video: Brazil's Military Police Assaults Subway Workers on Strike

  9 June 2014

The Brazilian independent media collective Midia Ninja posted a video and a news report [pt] on Youtube that expose the violence of the Military Police of São Paulo against subway workers on a peaceful strike in the early hours of June 5, 2014. The video shows riot police officers charging against workers...

Do You Know Top 30 Kenyan Blogs?

  9 June 2014

Kenyan blogger James Wamathai shares a list of top 30 Kenyan blogs: According to Alexa, the following are the top 30 Kenyan blogs. As with the list I did in February, it is dominated by gossip, entertainment and lifestyle blogs. One notable entrant to the list is benkiruthi.com which is...

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