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· March, 2014

Stories about Education from March, 2014

30 March 2014

Putin Brings Back Soviet-era Civil Defense Certification

RuNet Echo

Bringing back "Readiness to Labor and Defense" would "pay homage to [Russia's] national historical traditions."

28 March 2014

How Police Have Turned Rio de Janeiro's Maré Favela Into a Battlefield

Thirteen residents of Maré, the largest favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, died during a police operation there in June 2013.

The Spanish Newspaper ABC Takes a Beating on Twitter after Publishing an Article against Masturbation

The article was published by a group of experts from the University of Navarra, which belongs to Opus Dei.

27 March 2014

Russia's Media Crackdown Spills into Academia

RuNet Echo

Three days ago, MGIMO University fired Professor Andrei Zubov for so-called academic misconduct. His supposed crime was writing an antiwar op-ed criticizing Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

24 March 2014

In Defence of Malawian Languages

Sifting Through Conflicting Versions of India and Pakistan's Shared Past

The History Project compiles narratives from Pakistani and Indian history books to expose biases in the treatment of the 1947 Partition of India.

20 March 2014

Macedonian Students Demanding Better Living Conditions Called ‘Unpatriotic’

While most have supported Macedonian university students' online campaign to raise awareness about the unlivable conditions of dormitories in Skopje, one columnist called their efforts "unpatriotic".

11 March 2014

Macedonian Students Campaign Against Unlivable Conditions in Dormitories

Reducing the Gap Between Africa's Rich and Poor

"Some take a plane to get treated for hay fever, while others are pushing up daisies because they can’t afford basic malaria treatment."

10 March 2014

Our Berlin Wall in Syria

"Syrian Students for a better future" is a blog by Syrian scholarship students, who share their homesickness, hopes, doubts, worries, optimism and wishes for a better Syria.

Fathers in the Caribbean Have to Fight to See the Birth of Their Kids

The Bridge

Fathers are still routinely denied the right to witness the birth of their children in Trinidad and Tobago and many other Caribbean territories.