Stories about LANGUAGES from June, 2016
Here's What Macedonia's Colorful Revolutionaries, Armed With Paint, Have Achieved So Far
The Macedonian ruling political party canceled its plan to hold an election that only they were going to participate in, fulfilling one of the eight demands of the Colorful Revolution.
Can Japan’s Opposition Parties Compete?
This article is by Corey Wallace and was originally published in East Asia Forum. The article is republished on Global Voices under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. On 10 July, Japan will hold its upper house elections with half of its seats to be contested. This will be the first time...
‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World
"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."
Taiwan's First Airline Strike Inspires Workers in Other Sectors to Reflect on Their Rights
"Today the CAL flight attendants wrote a new page in the history of strikes in Taiwan. I hope this success will not be limited to this class of workers..."
The Uncertain Future of the Syrian Revolution
With its many factions dispersed, the Syrian Revolution is now staggering between an internationally-planned political solution and the long, lost dream of military triumph.
Belarusians Get Naked and Get to Work. (President's Orders.)
Belarusian Internet users have been taking off their clothes in the workplace, after President Lukashenka's video address went viral.
Political Sniping Follows India's Failure to Win Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership
"Those dissing govt becoz india not part of nsg : this is the reason we not respected : letting politics come in way of standing by nation"
The Men Behind Moscow's Hidden Bathroom Cameras and the Woman Who's Fighting Back
RuNet Echo translates a new investigative report by the Russian independent news channel TV Rain about a network of hidden cameras operating in women's restrooms throughout Moscow.
5 Accounts From Female Political Prisoners That Recall the Horrific Torture Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
A confessed torturer was recently praised in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, creating an opening for the group of people who support or minimize state crimes committed during the 21-year dictatorship.
‘Warcraft’ Movie Brings Out the Nostalgia in China's Online Gaming Generation
"Sitting in the cinema, I was overwhelmed and almost cried. I started playing Warcraft in 2005 and was among the first group of players."
Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’
"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."
Teacher Shortages Aren't Always Hopeless, Proves Human Rights Group in India
A recent report by Oxfam found that 37 percent of the Indian government's primary schools lack adequate teachers due to insufficient funding.
Macedonian Youth Speak Out About Freedom of Expression Through Mini-Videos
"The important thing for the youth to understand is that you do not let them mute you, no matter what."
What Consequences Could the UK's Brexit Have for People in Africa?
"If the UK sneezes Africa will … well Africa will say 'bless you' and move on."
Tanzanian Prosecuted for ‘Insulting’ the President on WhatsApp
Mulokozi is the latest victim of Tanzania's relatively new Cybercrime Law, which attempts to address issues such as child pornography, cyberbullying, online impersonation, and the publication of false information.
After Brexit, Timor-Leste Workers Are Worried About Their Future in the UK
"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."
One of the World’s Most Welcoming Asylum Countries Is (Wait for It) Uganda
Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.
The Caribbean Considers the Ripple Effects of Brexit
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria.
Interactive Security Tracker Maps Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa
A new interactive tool that tracks political violence across Sub-Saharan Africa maps deaths by area, trends over time, and the perpetrators involved.
As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?
On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?