Stories about Development from July, 2017
"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"
Free Basics' limitations leave poorer users at a loss, giving them less access to useful information -- and little capacity to determine whether news is reliable or not.
Regardless of whether they log into Facebook, users of Free Basics are constantly sharing their data with Facebook.
New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.
A group of Global Voices contributors tested the Free Basics app in six countries across the globe this spring. Here's what we found in Ghana.
Are menstrual hygiene products luxury goods? Women in India are voicing their doubts.
"The waterlogging in Chittagong has worsened today. It seems nobody cares. God save everyone."
"It should be about taking care of what we have left… It’s not only us Saami that pay the price. We will destroy our planet."
"Today, Ghanaians on social media are quick to make permutations of what number of public schools, hospitals, roads and sanitised water systems could have been constructed..."
“I’m not too hopeful that the change will come soon, but we will do our part to push for it.”
"No, Mr. Mayor, nobody has called you to fix mosquito nets inside their homes. You were given the responsibility to kill mosquitoes so we don't require mosquito nets..."
The lake has become a symbol of the dire state of Ethiopia’s natural resources at a time when Ethiopia’s fast-growing population needs more of everything.
"The mainstream media is spreading the news with enthusiasm. This is leading to more people being interested in killing these animals."
"What has happened in Turkey is a tragedy, made even worse by the fact that the loudest voices in the chorus said the wrong things at the wrong time."
"Just think about it, the packets that end up on a street corner or in a dump grow into a plant."
Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.