27 March 2017
"Sina's grandfather was a martyr of the eight-year war. Sina himself served two years. Sina has more rights to this country than most of these authorities."
"...I knew I had to propagate the Yorùbá heritage to the world and the cheapest and easiest way to do that is via the international network of computers."
"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."
She promised to "heal the divide" in her victory speech, but her win was met with protests by pro-democracy activists.
26 March 2017
"They killed Miroslava for talking, for making information that society demands to be public, and for annoying the powerful, in all its forms."
A series of civil suits launched by the state prosecutor have seemingly targeted media for quoting the government's critics.
"As volunteers, we’re treated as though we’re not part of the story.... But whether we like it or not, we are part of the narrative and influence it, significantly."
24 March 2017
"As a photojournalist, always be with the poor, understand their social reality."
A tradition of resistance inspired Kurdish activists in Iraqi Kurdistan to donate traditional clothes to those who can't afford it for the Kurdish New Year of Newroz.
An interesting blog devoted to documenting the concrete housing projects that have been home to several generations of Japanese since the end of the war.
In the early twentieth century, the German Empire committed a holocaust against 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. A century later, Namibia is fighting for justice.
23 March 2017
When China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong opened an official Facebook page, it was quickly flooded with angry comments.
As the Lebanese protest proposed increase in taxes, Global Voices asks a number of activists to explain what's at stake.
A Brazilian blogger is forced to identify his sources, Iran cracks down on speech pre-election, and Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission hears testimony from bloggers persecuted under Ben Ali.
In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.
"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”
There Are ‘No Borders to Music,’ But the U.S. Consulate Still Rejected These Indonesian Choir Members’ Visas
"Regardless of the “borders” instilled by politics, there are no borders to music, no borders to unity through artistry, no borders from humanity that thrives from singing of the heart."
"Brilliant green" is becoming the unofficial color of Russia’s opposition movement.
Swahili is the second-most-widely-used language on the African continent. Yet automatic speech recognition isn’t commercially available in this language, denying many users the information they need.