12 Magazine, a fashion publication, ran a series of ad images [bg] of women disguised as having been victims of harsh violence – with this warning: “[...] Images are not recommended to people below 16. Neither [are they] for people with weak hearts.” The Fashion Law is inviting readers to comment on whether it is “art or offensive?”, with many praising such “creativity.” But according to a report by critical fashion outlet Jezebel, “[f]ashion reflects the wider culture, and ours has a lot of work to do.”
11 June 2012
Stories from 11 June 2012
Latest developments about wider crackdowns on the Russian protest movement and other campaigns specifically targeting the country's number one blogger.
A new Indian TV talk show titled Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) hosted by Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan is bringing up and debating taboo and sensational social issues which are engaging more and more Indians. Netizens react.
Social media is being used to leak high school examination questions, say Egyptian bloggers. The same media that has been credited for fueling the Arab revolutions is now being accused of allowing students to cheat.
WITNESS has published a series of videos on How to Film Protests, meant as guidelines to ensure that the video documentation serves as evidence of the events for advocacy purposes while also protecting the people who appear in the footage.
On June 4, the conflict between the Espinar community and the mining company Xstrata Copper took a toll on Peru's ruling party with the resignation of officialist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza, followed by two other congressmen. This brought to light wide differences that were already brewing within the ruling party.
"Don’t forget to be against ACTA" – with these half-humorous words organisers of the anti-ACTA protest closed the demonstration that took place on June 9 in Berlin. Kasia Odrozek reports.