Crowdfunding campaigns are underway to support victims of the Boston bombings; a controversial court ruling sparks a public outcry in Kurdistan; and a petition seeks the inclusion of female players in football video games.
Chinese web users mobilise support for victims of the earthquake in Sichuan province. Also, Dove’s latest viral campaign gets a mixed reaction. And a Spanish artist comes up with an astonishing instrument.
People read less nowadays and this has a direct impact on the book market, which is in decline. But independent booksellers also have to deal with competition from online retailers. With 11% of overall sales in France, the Internet is the only sector of the market showing constant growth.