Amidst all the flotsam in CNN iReport, I’ve found an account by a visitor to Mexico on police getting a little overzealous over people talking about possible election rigging in public.
Archive for the ‘Around the world’Category
There has been much talk about vigilante blogging. These are people who expose bad civic behavior that the law and authorities can’t or won’t help prevent. In Bangladesh, there’s the phenomenon of “eve teasing,” or crude blatant sexual harassment. This story on Global Voices tells of a blogger who witnessed some college boys pull down a random woman’s pants in public to humiliate her. The blogger confronted the youths and got beaten up while being chastised by other bystanders for interfering.
He took to the internet, and the response went overwhelmingly to his side.
Read more at Global Voices.
Bangladesh: Using Blog To Expose ‘Eve Teaser” (Global Voices)
This past winter chilled the Occupy movement in the northern hemisphere. With the weather warming up, people are looking for signs of an Occupy revival. Meanwhile in Malaysia, which is immune to the winter issue (but not a rainy season one), has been having some Occupy action going on. Kuala Lumpur police recently raided a camp at Dataran Merdeka, a famous public space, causing some injuries. The government has blamed the students for the injuries. Yet according to one pundit, that’s the equivalent of blaming a woman for rape.
Blaming students like blaming women for rape (CNN iReport)
Nicole Byerly at Digital Journal reports that three major earthquakes have occurred in the Gulf of California within one week. No damages or tsunami warnings have been reported, but it has surprised scientists.
3rd major earthquake in less than a week hits Gulf of California (Digital Journal)
Here’s a video project that is more ambitious than what many of us will do this year. Maggie Padlewska will go around the world, visiting a different country each week for a year. This 52-country trek will not go to touristy stops but is more sociological. She will explore the lives of people who “lack the resources to share them with the world.”
I wish her the best of luck.
Video: One Year, One World and 52 Different Stories (Global Voices)
Maybe it’s an author who really knows Korea, or it’s someone from the Korea Tourism Organization (since most all the photos are credited to them), but get ready to lose a good thirty minutes of your day gawking at the 50 beautiful places to visit in Korea.