KohoVolit‘s Michal Škop and Centrum Cyfrowe [pl] from Poland announced that the open source application Raw Salad [pl] used to hack the Polish state budget will also be used in the Czech Republic. Besides publishing the budget data using this new way, Czechs will also create a dedicated portal with visualisations of the selected data.
9 November 2011
Stories from 9 November 2011
Luis Moreno Ocampo's term as the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is coming to an end and elections for judges are scheduled for December. The discussions taking place regarding the potential candidates to replace Moreno Ocampo are highlighted here by Evan Fleischer.
A hilarious political satire talk show, ‘Na-Ggom-su’, has gone viral in South Korea. The show, which is only available online, is filled with wild jokes and expletives, and mocks the country’s President, Lee Myung-bak and the ruling Grand National party.
There has been a global outpouring of initiatives in solidarity with the Syrian people. Social media and older technologies, like the telephone, are being used to let Syrians know that they have not been forgotten, especially during the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha.
China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it faces, beginning with access to the seas it borders.
The city of Veles' residents of all political persuasions are united in protest against the restarting of the lead and zinc smelting factory located within city limits, whose operation has had devastating effects on people's health. On November 9, they are organizing a massive rally.
November 7 marks the day when former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali took over the country's presidency through a bloodless coup in 1987. This year, Tunisian netizens are sharing their views and feelings of a November 7 without Ben Ali.
Anat Kamm is an Israeli journalist who was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for leaking thousands of classified military documents to another journalist. Information from the documents suggests the IDF defied a court ruling against assassinating wanted militants in the West Bank.
Alfonso Cano, the top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was taken out on November 4 in the department of Cauca during combat against the army. Colombians reacted to his death in their blogs, and also expressed their opinions on Twitter using the hashtag #AlfonsoCano.