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15 January 2017
One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.
11 January 2017
Jean-Marie Servant, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery, a celebrated humanitarian, and a “giant among men,” has died. On social media, his friends are remembering his compassion and genius.
2 January 2017
'Quite a challenge for hackers of free networks that, in my opinion, are close to making an important step towards freedom and autonomy relating to technology and communication.'
1 January 2017
Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.
29 December 2016
Groups linked to ISIS, Ansar Al Islam or Ansarullah Bangla Team have claimed responsibility for violent attacks on intellectuals and regular citizens. What does this mean for the future?
Global Voices reviews the Latin American stories in 2016 that taught us about fighting back.
28 December 2016
To the tune of Twelve Days of Christmas: "Causeway Bay’s boss bought a banned book. He was then arrested, convicted, forced to apologize and escorted to the Shenzhen police station."
27 December 2016
26 December 2016
"It would be naive to think Google’s efforts will change attitudes and rectify India’s sanitation troubles altogether, especially since nearly 900 million Indians don’t have access to the internet..."
20 December 2016
Internet penetration is up and blogs are increasingly popular – for readers and writers alike. But arrests of bloggers and online journalists are increasing too.
18 December 2016
Nepal's constitution has failed to bring equality to the country's women, but human rights advocates haven't given up.
Political leaders and citizens worldwide have reacted in different ways to the recent passing Fidel Castro, and Cuba and Africa were closest on healthcare.
15 December 2016
"Civil society easily can see child marriage but is blind to the fact why it happens. When there is development in society...child marriages will fall. We need time for that."
5 December 2016
"The Vietnamese government should urgently amend the land law and its grievance processes to protect farmers’ rights."
"The world seems better and nicer because of acts of a few brave and earnest people. My respect to Gateman Billal for his act of humanity."
30 November 2016
"Found an ATM with cash and absolutely no crowd. The ATM has only 2000 notes hence no one wants"
Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.
27 November 2016
"Being delivered into this world by someone brain-defected, the deputy to the Kabul clerical council must himself be without a brain."
"It's impossible to live in the Xingu River today. I don't stand a chance. People use to live well. Now they survive," one local woman said.