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· December, 2013

Stories about Development from December, 2013

30 December 2013

The Amazon, a Story of Destruction in the Name of Development

On December 2013, Agência Pública news agency launched 'Public Amazon', its first book of journalistic reports in Portuguese, with a debate to discuss the region's dilemmas.

27 December 2013

7 Good News Stories From Yemen You Probably Haven't Heard

Amidst all the sad and violent news coming out of Yemen, we managed to dig out a few news items that you might have missed.

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Hold Nationwide Strike for Pay Hike

Thousands of Cambodian garment workers have joined a nationwide strike to press for a pay hike. Many workers also joined a protest rally organized by the opposition

26 December 2013

Haze and Haiyan: Southeast Asia’s Deadly Disasters of 2013

Global Voices coverage of the transboundary haze pollution in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; and the deadly impact of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013

24 December 2013

Are Volunteer Programs Empowering — or Exploitative?

Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.

23 December 2013

Is it Fair that Thousands of Health Workers in Senegal Receive No Pay?

In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.

River Yamuna Needs Its Own Manifesto

Sri Lanka's Census On War Dead – A Step Towards Transparency and Reconciliation

22 December 2013

Innovation: A Spell Checker for Bambara Language

The Challenges of Family Healthcare in Apatou, French Guiana

Despite Passage of India's Anti-Corruption Lokpal Bill, Public Mistrust Remains

The bill in its current form is disputed as toothless and has serious loopholes, which puts the complainant in a disadvantageous position.

20 December 2013

Without Regulation, India's Domestic Workers Face Low Pay and Other Abuses

The dramatic arrest of India's deputy consul in New York Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud for overstating the wages of her housekeeper has renewed concern for domestic workers.

18 December 2013

Made in Togo: A 3D Printer Built from Recycled E-Waste

Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment

On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.

16 December 2013

VIDEO: Hydroelectric Power in Southern Brazil ‘Neither Really Clean, Nor Really Cheap’

A video report produced by Coletivo Catarse takes a look at hydroelectric plants along the Uruguay River in southern Brazil and raises questions about the real costs of hydroelectric power.

Typhoon Haiyan: A Story of Resilience in a Short Doc

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