globalvoicesonline.org Archives - 18 April 2014, Friday

  • Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

    Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

    globalvoicesonline.org 12 Apr '14, 7pm

    Russia reconsiders Bitcoin? Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock. In connection with American sanctions against the Kremlin for its actions in Ukraine, MasterCard and Visa have stopped processing certain transactions in Russia. The move has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to prop...

  • Keep Calm. Singapore is the Most Expensive City in the World…For Expats

    Keep Calm. Singapore is the Most Expensive City in the World…For Expats ·

    globalvoicesonline.org 07 Mar '14, 1am

    Marina Bay. Flickr photo by Nicolas Lannuzel (CC License) Singapore was recently rated by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the most expensive city in the world. But many Singaporeans are disputing the tag which they claim to be misleading and even inaccurate. The country’s finance m...

  • Singapore Rejects Proposal to Define Poverty Line

    Singapore Rejects Proposal to Define Poverty Line

    globalvoicesonline.org 26 Oct '13, 6am

    Image from ‘Singaporeans Against Poverty’ Facebook page Singapore may be the richest country in the world but the number of poor households living in the prosperous city-state has been rising in recent years. To highlight the extent of poverty in Singapore, the Catholic group Caritas ...

  • Head Shaving for Cancer Awareness in Singapore

    Head Shaving for Cancer Awareness in Singapore

    globalvoicesonline.org 11 Aug '13, 7am

    Launched in 2003 by Children's Cancer Foundation , the Hair for Hope is a head-shaving event in Singapore that raises funds and awareness on childhood cancer. Below are the campaign objectives : - Create awareness of childhood cancer in Singapore - Show children with cancer and their ...

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Singapore Waste Statistics

    INFOGRAPHIC: Singapore Waste Statistics

    globalvoicesonline.org 28 Jul '13, 1pm

    In Rewire, media scholar and activist Ethan Zuckerman explains why the technological ability to communicate doesn't inevitably lead to increased human connection. For those seeking a wider picture, Zuckerman highlights the challenges, and the headway already made, in truly connecting ...

  • GlobalVoices : Vincent Wijeysingha: Singapore’s First Gay Politician

    Vincent Wijeysingha: Singapore’s First Gay Politician ·

    globalvoicesonline.org 23 Jul '13, 5am

    Opposition politician Dr Vincent Wijeysingha posted on Facebook that he is gay making him the first openly gay politician in Singapore. He is a member of the Singapore Democratic Party member and a former parliamentary candidate. In a subsequent post, he explained his reasons for comi...

  • Dengue Outbreak in Singapore

    Dengue Outbreak in Singapore

    globalvoicesonline.org 13 Jun '13, 5pm

    Singapore recorded 4,632 dengue cases in 2012. This year it went up to 9,847 already. This is a record high for Singapore which last experienced a dengue outbreak in 2005. The National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched the ‘Do the Mozzie Wipeout’ campaign to promote awareness abou...

  • Singapore’s ‘Largest Blogger-led Protest’ Bats for Media Freedom · Global

    globalvoicesonline.org 10 Jun '13, 9am

    An estimated crowd of 2,000 people joined a protest assembly in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park last June 8, 2013 to oppose the government’s new licensing scheme for news websites. Organized by the ‘Free My Internet’ movement, it was reported to be the ‘largest blogger-led protest’ in Singa...

  • PHOTO "Lift your Skirt, Save a Life" Cervical Cancer Ad Divides #Singapore #women

    “Lift your Skirt, Save a Life” Cervical Cancer Ad Divides Singapore · Global

    globalvoicesonline.org 19 May '13, 4pm

    To remind Singaporeans about the free Pap smear screenings this month, the Singapore Cancer Society came out with a “Lift your skirt. Save a life” ad which sparked a lively discussion on whether it was creative, effective, or offensive. The campaign featured local celebrities replicat...

  • Striking PHOTOS from workers protests in #Cambodia #Singapore #Indonesia #Philippines #MayDay

    PHOTOS: Thousands of Workers March for Rights across Southeast Asia

    globalvoicesonline.org 03 May '13, 6am

    Global Voices reviews the May 1, 2013 Labor Day protests in Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. The rallies, which were organized to echo the various demands of workers and advocacy groups, were relatively peaceful across the region. In Cambodia, more than 6,000 garment w...

  • Singapore’s May Day Protest Against Population Policy

    Singapore’s May Day Protest Against Population Policy ·

    globalvoicesonline.org 03 May '13, 5am

    An estimated crowd of 5,000 gathered in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park on May 1, 2013 to protest the government’s White Paper on population. To reverse the country’s aging population, the government plans to hire more foreign workers which is being resented by many Singaporeans. The May Da...

  • Animal Welfare Included in Singapore School Syllabus

    Animal Welfare Included in Singapore School Syllabus

    globalvoicesonline.org 26 Apr '13, 5am

    Good news for animal lovers. Singapore’s Ministry of Education has confirmed that animal welfare will be included in the new ‘Character and Citizenship Education’ syllabus for primary and secondary students. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cheered the inclusion of...

  • Singapore’s Population Strategy ·

    globalvoicesonline.org 03 Mar '13, 10pm

    Improving total fertility rate and labor force participation rate to increase the resident workforce over time rather than immigration-driven growth is the more appropriate way forward for Singapore Titled ‘A Dynamic Population for a Sustainable Singapore', the opposition Workers’ Par...

  • PHOTOS: Stunning gravity-defying shots in #Singapore

    Levitating Around Singapore

    globalvoicesonline.org 06 Feb '13, 11pm

    Jayden Tan and Jeff Cheong have been ‘levitating’ around Singapore and they are even teaching students about the secrets of levitation photography. Their project has been gaining attention in Singapore and many people have already noted the creativity of their photos. We take this lev...

  • Delhi Rape Case Sparks Death Penalty Debate in Singapore

    Delhi Rape Case Sparks Death Penalty Debate in Singapore

    globalvoicesonline.org 09 Jan '13, 5pm

    The young victim of gang rape in New Delhi, India was brought to Singapore for medical treatment but eventually died on December 28. Many Singaporeans expressed grief and anger over the death of the rape victim who came to be known as Amanat in the world. The tragic death of Amanat in...

  • Rohingya Refugees Rejected by Singapore

    Rohingya Refugees Rejected by Singapore

    globalvoicesonline.org 23 Dec '12, 7pm

    After being adrift at sea for more than 30 hours, 40 Rohingya refugees were rescued by a Vietnamese ship, MV Nosco Victory, last December 5. A few days after, the ship reached Singapore but the government refused entry to the Rohingya survivors. Singapore netizens and human rights gro...

  • How to Say Singapore Correctly?

    How to Say Singapore Correctly?

    globalvoicesonline.org 23 Dec '12, 3pm

    Half of the world’s species of pangolins are found in Asia where they have been hunted heavily to very low numbers. The Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica, is the only species found in Cambodia and is now very rare due to hunting pressures to supply the international illegal market. A new...

  • #Singapore launches "national conversation" with citizens - public relations ploy or genuine dialogue?

    Will ‘National Conversation’ Work in Singapore? · Global

    globalvoicesonline.org 21 Oct '12, 7am

    I must say that my experience of the SG Conversation opened my eyes to other Singaporeans. For one, I didn't realize that the elderly in Singapore felt such a sense of dispossession and rejection until one elderly gentleman from my group said his piece. For another, I had had the wron...

  • Singapore Tightens Rules on Casinos

    Singapore Tightens Rules on Casinos

    globalvoicesonline.org 19 Oct '12, 12am

    Singapore is revising its casino rules to discourage low-income groups and the jobless from gambling. After weeks of consultation, the government has filed the Casino Control (Amendment) Bill which would empower authorities to restrict the entry of ‘financially vulnerable’ individuals...

  • Stricter web regulation across #SouthEastAsia #Singapore #Cambodia #Philippines #Malaysia #Vietna

    Stricter Web Regulation in Southeast Asia

    globalvoicesonline.org 01 Oct '12, 10am

    While Southeast Asian governments are enhancing the delivery of online services for the benefit of their citizens, they are also instituting tougher internet regulations which many analysts believe could be used to curtail media freedom. This post is a summary of recent Global Voices ...

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  • Singapore: Media Literacy Council to Curb Internet Freedom?

    Singapore: Media Literacy Council to Curb Internet Freedom?

    globalvoicesonline.org 09 Sep '12, 7am

    To promote ‘public education on media literacy and cyber wellness’ the Singapore government has set up a 21-member Media Literacy Council. The Media Development Authority issued a press statement last month explaining the mission of the council: The Media Literacy Council will advise ...

  • North Korea: First Lady Spotted With A Luxury, ‘Dior' Handbag

    North Korea: First Lady Spotted With A Luxury, ‘Dior’ Handbag

    globalvoicesonline.org 09 Aug '12, 10pm

    North Korea’s young first lady was pictured carrying what appears to be a Christian Dior handbag which costs around USD 1,600. While international media lashed hard at the luxury in the midst of food crisis where millions of North Koreans suffer from starvation, one net user in Sina E...

  • Singapore: ‘Transient Workers Count Too’ Website

    globalvoicesonline.org 04 Aug '12, 3pm

    The ‘Transient Workers Count Too' website provides research and direct assistance to low-wage migrant workers in Singapore. Their recent initiative was to raise funds for two Chinese workers who were killed in an accident.

  • Singapore: Crowd-sourced Lesson Plans for Educators

    globalvoicesonline.org 04 Aug '12, 2pm

    SchoolAsia.org is a newly established website featuring crowd-sourced lesson plans, opinion pieces and events for educators in Asia

  • Morocco: ‘Movement for Dignity' Planned for 20 February, 2011

    Morocco: ‘Movement for Dignity’ Planned for 20 February, 2011

    globalvoicesonline.org 17 Feb '11, 4pm

    Morocco has been deemed the ‘unsusceptible exception' to the current unrest in the Arab world; a few of the reasons why include King Mohammad VI’s immense popularity, the government's tactical approach to political Islam, and the influx of social reform projects across the country. Th...

  • Uganda: Uganda Elections 2011 on Twitter

    globalvoicesonline.org 17 Feb '11, 3pm

    Egyptians have taught Ethiopians a lesson : “We have twenty years of Western financed tyranny run by Meles Zenawi and Ethiopians who match in number with Egyptians but far behind in their developmental stage by any measurement can topple Ethiopia's Mubarak, Meles Zenawi in short order...

  • Bahrain: State TV Says Protesters Had Swords, Guns and Ammunition

    globalvoicesonline.org 17 Feb '11, 3pm

    (WARNING: graphic images) showing the second protester to die in Bahrain, prefaced with the text (ar): “And the second martyr falls. The martyr is Fadhel Salman Al Matrook, 32 years old. He was martyred while taking part in the funeral of [first] martyr Ali Abdul Hadi Mushaima, near t...

  • Bahrain: Nicholas Kristof, An Eyewitness via @globalvoices featuring @NickKristof #Feb14

    Bahrain: Nicholas Kristof, An Eyewitness

    globalvoicesonline.org 17 Feb '11, 2pm

    This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011 . Nicholas Kristof , the New York Times columnist, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is reporting the unfolding events taking place in Bahrain via his Twitter account . Kristof arrived Bahrain a couple of days ago wh...

  • Russia: Popular Social Network Opens Its Profiles to Everybody

    globalvoicesonline.org 17 Feb '11, 12pm

    about the most recent awkward situation that the costly website of Serbia's Ministry of Ecology and Urban Planning has found itself in: “The site was the target of public ridicule once again couple of hours ago when someone noticed that the username/password combination for logging on...

  • Bahrain Protests 2011

    globalvoicesonline.org 17 Feb '11, 12pm

    Bahrain is an oil-rich country with approximately 1.2 million inhabitants, located near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. The country has a poor human rights record and very uneven distribution of wealth. Adding to the trouble is strong sectarian tension between Shiites (majorit...