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· February, 2014

Stories about Education from February, 2014

24 February 2014

Big, Bad Bullies of the Russian Media

RuNet Echo

Last week, popular journalist Vladimir Solovyov dedicated an entire radio show to dissecting and denouncing the Maidan-supportive tweets of a handful of students from Moscow’s Higher School of Economics. Why?

20 February 2014

Parlez-vous français? Learning French According to Global Voices Translators

The Bridge

Struggling with learning French? Don't despair! You are not alone, say Global Voices French translators.

Ethnic North Korean Schools in Japan Face Ever-Hostile Situation

Searching for Blame in Deadly South Korean Building Collapse

Ten college students were killed and 105 injured in a building collapse during a university's orientation.

18 February 2014

Adapting to Extreme Climate Change in Mali and Madagascar

Climate change has already had a dramatic impact on the economy of two downtrodden countries

17 February 2014

Trinidad Lecture Ignites Fiery Discussion on Gay Rights & Religious Freedom

A public lecture on gay rights, following a Catholic priest's suggestion that LGBT rights should be included in the Trinidad and Tobago constitution, has generated heated discussion on social media.

Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Although there are 73 recognised languages in Zambia, only seven are to replace English as the language of instruction in primary school. Leaders of various ethnics groups oppose the change.

14 February 2014

Ending Illegal Logging and Launching Forest Carbon Credits in Madagascar

Crowdfunding Campaign to Restore Lebanon's Second Largest Library a Success

Sectarianism aside, 298 donors from all sects raised $35,000 online to help restore a Tripoli library burned down by Islamic fundamentalists in Lebanon.

12 February 2014

Opponents of France's School Gender Equality Initiative Wage Misinformation War

"This is a nightmare for those who remain faithful to an ethic of rationality, be it religious or political."

11 February 2014

A Personal Tribute to Jamaican “Interventionist” Stuart Hall

Jamaica-based blogger Annie Paul posts a personal and stirring tribute to the late Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall - a must-read for anyone who admired his work.

Remembering Dr Alison Jolly, Lemurs of Madagascar Expert

10 February 2014

Remembering the Jamaican Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall

Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall died today; netizens and academics all over the Caribbean - indeed, the world - were shocked by the news, expressing their grief on social media.

7 February 2014

Pakistani Superhero Ms. Marvel

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