Category Articles in English
Parental controls cool down the Arab Spring
How American firms sell surveillance technology to repressive governments around the world. Two years after the Arab Spring revolutions stunned the world — in part thanks to the impact of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube — governments of all kinds have tightened their control of the Internet. Who is selling the technology […]
Catalonia: Independence from Spain to Do What?
On November 25, 2012 Catalans headed to the polls for a snap regional election. The polls were staged just two months after a massive pro-independence rally took place in Barcelona. Voter turnout peaked at almost 70%, the highest in 30 years, and the four political parties committed to holding a referendum on self-determination (CiU-ERC-ICV-CUP) got […]
What’s on China social media?
This year, high school entrance exams in China have given birth to two interesting stories. A 15-year-old student from a migrant family in Shanghai is protesting to take the exam as any local student. Also, an essay written by a boy dealing with love affairs and the boy to girl ratio, went viral. As the […]
Spain: Journalists Fined After Revealing Corruption in Catalonia
This article is a follow-up to ‘Spain: Two Journalists on Trial for Revealing Corruption in Catalonia‘. Marta Sibina and Albano Dante, editors of the Girona magazine Cafè amb Llet were fined 10,000 euro on Tuesday October 23, 2012, as compensation to Josep Maria Via, president of Barcelona MAR Health Park Consortium and healthcare advisor to Catalan President Artur Mas. The presiding judge, […]
Hong Kong protest over Chinese Moral and Patriotic Education classes
Published on Demotix on September 4, 2012. “Being critical with China is my way of loving China. Being patriotic doesn’t mean to love the party”. 25 year-old Ronald Yick expresses his unease over the plans of Hong Kong Government to introduce Moral and National Education classes into primary and secondary public school curriculum. “I’m afraid […]
Greeting Real Madrid With Catalan Separatist Flags
Translated into English by Daniel Bogre Udell. Posted on Global Voices on October 2, 2012. Image from the official Facebook event: “The classic of freedom. The world is listening.” On October 7, 2012 the rival Spanish soccer teams Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will meet at Camp Nou (the latter’s stadium) for the latest match […]