In this edition: the online campaign to remove a controversial Instagram page in Kuwait; teenage girls in the US challenge strict school dress codes; and an artist abandons the paintbrush for a football.
KUWAIT: "RUNAWAY MAIDS" TRACKED DOWN ON INSTAGRAM
This page cannot be found … Anyone trying to access this Instagram page set up by a Kuwaiti web user at the beginning of June is now met with the error message. The page had stirred up lively debate online because its creator was urging fellow citizens to post photos of maids who have run away. The page was met with widespread condemnation online with social networkers campaigning for the controversial account to be removed.
Indeed many had taken to the web to voice their outrage over the Instagram page tracking runaway domestic workers and urged the image sharing platforms administrators to block access to it at the earliest possible opportunity. A request relayed on Twitter where scores of users posted messages calling on Instagram to take down what they described as an inhumane, disgusting, inappropriate and pathetic page.
The online campaigning paid off because the page is now inaccessible, but some in Kuwait have questioned the outcome. The NGO Migrant Rights analyzed the debate on its website, and points out that the controversial account was actually very popular in Kuwait before it was closed down. And supporters of the initiative said it was useful to help identify runaway domestic workers, so that people would know not to hire them and to notify the police …
USA: CAMPAIGN TO RETHINK STUDENT DRESS CODES
Students in the United States are pushing for a change to their high school or college dress code under the #I am more than a dist... Go on reading on our web site.
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