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· April, 2015

Stories about Education from April, 2015

One Croatian Village's Memory Lives On, 71 Years After Nazis Destroyed It

On April 30, 1944, Nazi officers and other troops murdered an entire Croatian village. The Lipa Remembers Memorial Center is making sure no one forgets.

Understanding Copyright in the Arab World

Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.

Japanese University Turns a Blind Eye to the Plight of Campus Cats

Professor Charles Januzzi has worked for nearly 25 years to care and control the population of a stray cat colony on campus, but University of Fukui now says no more.

What Does Hacking Education Mean?

Pedro Muller reflects on the lapse of the school system, an institution he says meant for a different historical context. In this regard, he notes the importance of two similar,...

In Hong Kong, a Beer With a Side Order of Learning

The event is part of a worldwide initiative called "Raising the Bar", which aims at making education a part of popular urban culture. Hong Kong is Asia's first host city.

France Launchs National Campaign to Curb Racist and Anti-Semitic Acts

On April 17, the French government unveiled a national campaign to combat racism and anti-Semitism in France. The objective of the campaign is to fight all prejudices, raise awareness and...

The European Union Won't Give e-Books Reduced VAT

On March 5, 2015, the European Union Court of Justice ruled that the reduced value-added tax (VAT) established for printed books should not apply to digital books, considering everything distributed or delivered...

Inside Amsterdam’s ‘New University’ Student Occupation

Journalists and photographers Roberto Pizzato and Nicola Zolin offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the "New University" movement's two-month student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.

Snow-Capped Mountains and Rushing Rivers, but No Water to Drink in Nepal's Capital

As the 7th World Water Forum kicks off in South Korea this week, Nepal provides an unusual case study of shortage in the midst of abundance.

Another Shark Attack Claims a Teenage Surfer on Reunion Island, Post-Attack Policy in Effect

A 13-year-old boy was killed by a shark on April 12 near Les Aigrettes on Reunion island. Elio Canestri was a promising surfer and a member of the local surfing club....

Fifteen Years After Shootings, No Justice for Gambian Students

Fifteen years after security officers killed over a dozen students, a journalist and red cross volunteer, Gambians are still asking for justice.

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

KaiKai News empowers young Sierra Leoneans with documentary-making skills.

#JesuisKenyan Trends in Francophone Social Media to Show Support for Garissa Victims

147 people were killed by gunmen on the campus of Garissa University in Kenya. The world and specifically the french speaking world after Charlie Hebdo, shows support to the victims

Should We Pity the Poor Western Man ‘Trapped’ in Japan?

Social media users have not been kind to an article in Japan Times titled "Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan" explaining the difficulties Western men face.

Your Russian History Professor Is Basically James Bond

As scholars debated the ethics of writing about their troubles in Russian archives, yet another British graduate student working in Nizhny Novgorod was ordered to leave the country.

Looking for Books on Islam, Feminism and Racialisation?

Blogger Royayah Chamseddin,  a Sydney based Lebanese-American journalist and commentator, shares a list of books on Islam, feminism and racialization in this blog post on her blog Letters from The...

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