Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

· March, 2015

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2015

12 March 2015

Access to Grani.Ru and Other Censored News Websites Restored by Digital Activists

RuNet Echo

As part of Operation Collateral Freedom, activists used the technique known as mirroring to duplicate the nine censored sites and place their copies on the servers of large Internet companies

11 March 2015

Leaked Wiretaps Appear to Confirm Election Fraud Suspicions in Macedonia

As Macedonia's wiretapping scandal develops into a full political saga, newly leaked conversations among government officials have revived allegations of fraud during the 2014 election.

7 March 2015

Mexico's Most-Wanted Drug Lord Captured

Some consider Gómez to be the country's most-wanted suspect and blame the Caballeros Templarios for the outbreak of violence that has afflicted Michoacán for several months.

China Harasses Women Activists on the Eve of International Women's Day

Women protesting sexual harassment on public transport ahead of International Women's Day fell victim to a different type of harassment: police harassment.

Gun Attack Kills 5 in Bamako as Mali Tries to Consolidate Peace

5 March 2015

Blogger Law Violations Go Unpunished in Russia

RuNet Echo

Since the infamous 'blogger law' came into power in Russia seven months ago, Roscomnadzor documented 67 violations, but not a single blogger has been punished for swearing or religious offenses.

2 March 2015

Spanish Football Fans Sing Chants that Justify Violence Against Women

"Go Rubén Castro! It wasn't your fault. She was a whore. You did good!"

Did a Brazilian Judge Try to Use Marco Civil to Shut Down WhatsApp Across the Country?

Advox

WhatsApp kept working normally in Brazil, but the judge's decision, which was apparently based on provisions in the Marco Civil bill, went viral.

Macedonian NGO Develops First Ever Android and iOS App to Battle Hate Speech

1 March 2015

Iran Wants to Befriend Google

Advox

Google is welcome in Iran, says a government official, as long as it respects 'cultural conditions'.