GangJeong, a small rural town in the Jeju island has made headlines for several months with intense conflict going on between the government forging ahead with its construction plan and environmentalists and rights groups struggling to protect the natural resources. A net user posted an English subtitle (not embedded) for a Youtube video [ko] explaining the conflict.
16 June 2012
Stories from 16 June 2012
The death of Saudi Arabia's Crown prince and Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 78, was announced today. Netizens react to the news.
Yemeni netizens react to the death of Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The strongman handled the Yemeni portfolio, and is alleged to have moved Al-Qaeda from Saudi Arabia to Yemen. He has also been quoted in Wikilieaks saying that Yemen is a failed state.
The 15M has presented a legal complaint before the National Audience against commercial fraud committed by Bankia executives. Social media have played a key role in the campaign.
Dozens dead, more than two thousand houses burned down, and thirty thousand residents have been displaced by the communal violence in Rakhine State, west of Myanmar. Who are responsible for these deaths? How was the internet used to spread hate and racism? What are the views of ordinary citizens on this very complicated issue?
A number of 'patriotic' videos depicting male Kyrgyz labor migrants abusing their female compatriots for associating with men from other ethnic groups while working in Russia has recently been disseminated online. The videos have sparked outrage across domestic and international networks.