5 February 2016
A new look at the complex picture of changes in land use suggests that, when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.
“Oh my God, I'm done for. The Japanese Federale is knocking at my door.”
"We do not have any personal desires but what we expect is opportunities for our children to have a better future."
"During my free time I read about you and learn how to be successful."
Ukraine's now extinct National Expert Commission for Protection of Public Morality accumulated a database of "explicit" content during its tenure—and no one knows what to do with it.
"The old occupants of Kuelap abandoned their city before the Spaniards arrived, for reasons that remain unknown."
Officially, Sala was arrested on two charges: “inciting criminal behavior” and spreading “disorder” by lobbying cooperatives to oppose the governor's reforms by resisting the state's new requirements.
"Today, politically motivated groups alleged to be close to the former regime have unleashed a new wave of hate and racism under the “Sinha Le” label."
4 February 2016
"Thanks to #ElectricYerevan we see there are other better possibilities. That was a first great step."
Political Interference? The Culling of Japan's Broadcasters Culminates in a Respected Journalist's Ouster
"Pressure from the Abe government? All newscasters critical of the government have been taken off the air, one after the other."
"The future terrifies me: I just can't see how our institutions can recover, how our political atmosphere can become less toxic, how our international reputation can be repaired."
"100,000 Filipinos perished, government buildings lay in ruins—and Manila was Pearl of the Orient no more."
"Jamaica is in need of a leader who is truly interested in laying aside partisan politics...What I witnessed in the video is hyped up bravado and noise..."
The music video has 32 million views in just three weeks. Even for one of Russia’s most popular rock bands, Leningrad’s new song stands out as an exceptionally popular hit.
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
3 February 2016
"Sudanese guy causes accident. Tanzanian girl caught. Stripped, beaten. Because, if you're a misogynist & racist, who has time for geography?"
Social media activists face legal threats in Africa and Latin America, Malaysia blocks Medium over corruption coverage, and Saudi pulls back death sentence for Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh.
"It seems it is time to start exporting organic fertiliser. This is a particularly promising direction, given we are now fairly deep in shit."
“We’ve found a couple of brave providers that are ready to come with us on a crusade against SORM,” announced Leonid Volkov, co-founder of the Society for Defending the Internet.