Stories from 1 June 2016
Colombia City Combines Gardening and Hip Hop to Revive Community
In one of the poorest areas of Colombia, people sing and cultivate collective memory and community empowerment.
Spain's Archbishop of Valencia and His Crusade Against the ‘Gay Empire’
An LGBT rights advocacy group has filed a formal complaint with the district attorney for hate crimes “for his homophobic and sexist comments that only serve to incite hatred."
Cambodia's Government Mistakes Singapore for Libya in Video Warning Against ‘Excessive Civil Rights’
"The goal of this video is clearly to intimidate ordinary people from the full and peaceful exercise of their human rights."
China Mandates State-Private Management Model to Censor the Internet
China recently introduced a new policy intended to regulate live-streaming platforms. According to business magazine Caixin's report, authorities will soon require popular video streaming platforms to sell between 1 and 10 percent of their shares to a so-called state-owned enterprise, which has the power to oversee the platforms’ production and decision-making. This...
Russian Strip Club Threatens to Take Job-Hunting Website to Court for Refusing to Publish Dancer Vacancy
A Russian striptease club is threatening to take a job-hunting website to court over the latter's refusal to publish a job ad for a show ballet dancer at the club.
Why Some Chinese Fail to See Racism in Qiaobi's Viral Detergent Commercial
"The Chinese want to be equal with white people, but like white people, they have to achieve their status by standing on top of black people."
Ugandan Man Arrested Over T-Shirt Featuring Opposition Leader
"Can we come out and stop calling this a democracy because it isn't. Bloody tshirts. Put us in yellow jumpsuits why don't you."
Attack on Vegan Café in Georgia Opens New Front in Culture War
"The Kiwi Café incident produced a cornucopia of social media comment – ranging from outrage to amusement."