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14 December 2017

Graphic Journalists and Illustrators Draw Alternative Narratives in Syria

"Contrary to a common prejudice, comics can help address serious, difficult issues. This form allows, if not requires, the reporter to be part of the story he tells."

UNESCO Protects Balkan Grandma March Day Custom As Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage activists in South-eastern Europe celebrate UNESCO's recognition of the Balkan Grandma March Day custom of wearing red and white wool ornaments.

Petition to free the Eritrean man unjustly arrested in Italy for mistaken identity

L’uomo arrestato in Sudan, estradato in Italia e rinviato a giudizio, sarebbe Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe e non Medhanie Yehdego Mered, il 'generale' trafficante di migranti.

Refugees in Lebanon Are Still Being Scapegoated in the Media and in Academia

"How can one claim that these people are here to receive aid from international organizations, when many are, in fact, not receiving any?"

‘We Are One': Same Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Down Under

"Australia legalizing same-sex marriage today should remind us that humanity can only survive when it learns to love one and other."

13 December 2017

A ‘Detainee of All Eras': The Prominent Case of Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdelfattah

Global Voices Advocacy

"His trial is an attempt to silence criticism of a judiciary that has itself become a source of human rights violations."

12 December 2017

‘Recalcitrant’ Activist Charged by Singapore Police for Organizing ‘Illegal Assemblies’

"We do not understand why the State is pursuing the seven charges against Jolovan Wham for events which were all peaceful and non-violent."

Right To Information Requests in Sri Lanka Reveals Process for Blocking Websites

Global Voices Advocacy

Information released by the Telecom Regulatory Commission revealed that from 2015 onward 13 websites had been blocked, including a number of websites publishing political news, and a few pornographic sites.

The Cat in the… Pot? Cuddly Felines Nap in Japanese Cookware

Cats sleeping in clay cooking pots are all the rage in Japan right now. Apparently, they are so popular that stores have started selling pots made exclusively for cats.

Indonesian President Jokowi Leads Citizens in Condemning Donald Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

"Trump is dragging the USA and the world to the frontline of religious extremism."

11 December 2017

A Local Newspaper's Full-Page Feature on Nuclear Radiation Survival Stirs Panic in China

"The whole page feature on nuclear radiation precaution is believed to be a reaction to the risk of warfare in the Korean peninsula."

10 December 2017

The Fall of Chinese Internet Czar Lu Wei

If Lu Wei's censorship measures were viewed as selective, Chinese netizens will now find themselves facing a more "comprehensive" online content control system.

9 December 2017

Syrian and Lebanese: On the Conflict of Identities

The Bridge

"Being half-Lebanese, half-Syrian is like being a child whose parents are separated and both hate you because each half of you reminds them of the other...."

Transgender Woman's Murder in Trinidad & Tobago Highlights Ostracism Faced by LGBTQ Community

"This wonderful human being, who cared so much for others, died for no reason .. other than perhaps, being different."

Victoria Becomes the First Australian State to Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

As Victoria becomes the first Australian state to legalise euthanasia, the country remains divided over what is being called a new, progressive trend in Australian politics.

Palestinians Aren't Surprised by US Jerusalem Move As World Already ‘Ignores Their Existence’

"A nation built on ethnic cleansing, colonialism and white supremacy has always supported colonialism and ethnic cleansing in Palestine."

8 December 2017

Painting a New Story: Sohrai Art in Jharkhand

"What is special about the art form is that it is only made by women and passed on by women."

The Conviction of Another Dancehall Star Fails to Shock Crime-Weary Jamaicans

Following the incarceration of Vybz Kartel, Ninja Man is the second major dancehall artist in recent times to be convicted of murder in crime-weary Jamaica.

Harsh Prison Terms for Video Journalist and Blogger as Vietnam Cracks Down on Free Expression

Global Voices Advocacy

“Repressing citizen journalists is not only a violation of human rights but also a major impediment to Vietnam’s aspirations to become a tech and innovation hub.”

What Future for the ‘Wikipedia Seagull’ on Kazakhstan's Brand New Banknotes?

A seagull appearing on the 500 tenge note was claimed by a Swiss photographer, but officials have not acknowledged copyright infringement.

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