Stories about History from July, 2019
New book presents rarely researched aspects of Myanmar's political and media transition
"But as many of the contributors noted, while the space for expression did open up, the threats against journalists and activists did not reduce."
A brief history of Taiwan's indigenous Seediq tribe
The Seediq tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan, has a history of fighting for their rights against the Japanese colonial power.
From Nigeria to Zanzibar, Africa quietly played a critical role in US moon landing
To this day, few people know about Project Mercury space stations in Nigeria and Zanzibar, part of a groundbreaking global communications network that helped pave the way for Apollo 11.
Online photo collection gives inside glimpse of Occupation-era Japan—and saga of Japanese-American internment
The Theodore Akimoto Family Collection features more than 250 photographs of postwar Japan.
Life in Panghsang, a Chinese enclave in Myanmar's Wa region
Despite its location on the Myanmar side of the border, on a stroll around the town, you may believe you’re in China.
Acute water shortage hits Chennai in India
The lives of 9 million people are affected in southern India, as Chennai, one of the six fastest-growing cities in the world, faces the worst water crisis in its history.
Fake news about “human sacrifices” for the Padma Bridge leads to violence in Bangladesh
Eight people have been detained across Bangladesh for spreading ‘Human heads and blood will be sacrificed for Padma Bridge pillars’ rumors on Facebook.
In Bangladesh, a rickshaw ban for major Dhaka city roads spurs protests and debate
A rickshaw ban on three major roads in Dhaka city saw a huge protest from the rickshaw-pullers and some netizens who use this convenient mean of transport.
This is how Hungarian villages fought back against planned nuclear waste repositories in the 1980s
"We've done a lot of things that were very new at that time."
China’s censored histories: The struggle to carry memories of the Tiananmen Massacre into the future
Chinese internet users circumvent censorship on 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre with artworks, music and memes.
The lives of South Asians in Khon Kaen, northeast Thailand
“I want to change the narrative about Indians through food!”
Death of a fighter: Post-Yugoslav civil society bids farewell to dissident playwright Borka Pavićević
"Lack of reading is lack of Eros. And then it translates into lack of freedom."
Is a ‘Concordat’ stymieing education progress in Trinidad & Tobago?
"If indeed education is better in denominational schools then we must ensure that government schools are brought up to the best level."