Stories from 2 October 2014
Talking Heads Project Showcases What is Extraordinary About People in Africa
Talking Heads is a project of the Africa Centre, a non-profit cultural organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. Talking Heads produces audio casts and short films, which are freely available on YouTube and iTunes: The Africa Centre has designed an approach that identifies, showcases and creates opportunities for African...
Activists Start Calling Israel #JSIL -the Jewish State of Israel in the Levant
Pro-Palestine activists on Twitter are comparing the atrocities Israeli forces are accused of committing in Gaza to tactics employed by ISIS in its bloody quest to conquer Syria and Iraq.
What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat
Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.
It's Illegal to Hold a Rally in Thailand, but Students Did It Anyway to Support Hong Kong's Protesters
Thailand's army, which grabbed power last May, has outlawed the public gathering of five or more people. Bu it didn't stop some students from showing support to Hong Kong protesters.
The Chikungunya Virus Brings Jamaica to Its Knees
Jamaica is confronting a dangerous health scare, as bloggers argue that social media can be used as an effective information channel to educate the public about risks.
Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats
Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.
Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters
Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.
Russian Court Sentences 23-Year-Old Woman to 2 Years for Torrenting Porn
In court, the accused denied that she knew she was also sharing porn while she downloaded the films, but prosecutors say she admitted this knowledge when they seized her computer.
Macedonians Criticize President Ivanov's Surprising UN Speech
"Rule no1. You just never say this! President Ivanov @UNSC 'Our region and our countries are not prepared for this [#ISIS] threat.'"
It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris
The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.
Aliens Are Running Hong Kong Protests, And The Russian News Is On It
A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.
Mobile Apps Put Durga Puja at the Fingertips of Millions
This year, there are several mobile apps available to help navigate Puja pandal hopping in several Indian cities better planned and more informed than ever.
Against Her Will – Trinidad Newspaper Publishes Details of Slain Attorney's Estate
Today's lead story in one of Trinidad and Tobago's most popular newspapers was the contents of slain Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal's will. Seetahal was gunned down five months ago in Port of Spain; no one has yet been arrested for her murder. The blog Wired 868 could not understand the...