Stories about Development from 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.
YouTube India is not all songs, pranks or cat videos.
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."
Not in Croatia? The Croatia Reads app also offers people outside the country Croatian books free of charge.
"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..."
"If we all have equal rights and freedom then why such restrictions on women?"
Internet penetration is up and blogs are increasingly popular – for readers and writers alike. But arrests of bloggers and online journalists are increasing too.
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.
"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."
"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."