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22 March 2017

Kathmandu’s Pollution Is So Bad, Even Gods Need Masks

The level of pollution in Kathmandu has surpassed the minimum acceptable level and the residents are reacting by putting masks over their faces, just like the city's iconic statues.

6 March 2017

Japanese Media Reports of Sagamihara Care Home Stabbings Overlook the Disabled Victims

The Bridge

Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”

‘Whistle at Women No More,’ Say Construction Workers in Peru

In Peru, there is a ray of hope for women who want to avoid street harassment.

1 March 2017

‘Speed Thrills but Kills,’ ‘Safety on Road Is Safe Tea at Home’ and Other Bhutanese Road Signs

"I Loved Driving on the Hills coz of these boards. I would prefer this, rather than the Advertising Boards along the roads."

Russian Ex-Mayor Campaigns to Create ‘Putin–Superhero’ Art Show

RuNet Echo

An ex-mayor ousted by one of Vladimir Putin’s close allies is now looking to crowdfund the creation of a museum called “Putin-Superhero.”

25 February 2017

Renowned Bangladeshi Artist Shahabuddin Ahmed Completes Residency in Indian President's House

"The south Asian continent is becoming a super power and the world is looking towards us."

8 February 2017

Fighting the Good Fight: Immigration Advocates Challenge Trump's Executive Order

The Bridge

In airports and law offices around the United States, legal advocates and grassroots activists have found common ground in the fight against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.

7 February 2017

Crowdfunding Makes Macedonian Board Game an International Hit

How a group of young Macedonians fulfilled their dream of designing and manufacturing a fantasy board game that went on to international success.

4 February 2017

A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."

These Classic Cartoons That Took on Dictatorships Are So Relevant Today

"They're building a wall around the village to keep the other Smurfs in. And to keep us out!"

1 February 2017

Fake, Fraud, False, Fabricated: Finding the Vocabulary for Truth in News

NewsFrames

Dwelling on "fake news" can raise questions about the overall limitations of fact-driven reporting, but we see it as an opportunity as well.

24 January 2017

The First Non-US Animated Short to Win an Oscar Was Made by a Director From Croatia

With Academy Award nominations around the corner, learn about the director from Croatia who won the Oscar in 1961 for Best Animated Short Film.

22 January 2017

India's Education Minister Says Cow Is the Only Animal to Inhale and Exhale Oxygen

"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."

18 January 2017

Discarded Plastic Bottles Become Blooming Plant Barricades at an Indian Railway Station

"The most critical impact of this simple intervention blew me away..."

All-Woman Brewery Brings Craft Beer to Kyrgyzstan

“They come to us and say, 'We want to see your beer in our restaurant.' We tell them: join the queue.”

17 January 2017

Princess Leia's Hairdo Didn't Come From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Weeks after the tragic death of beloved actress Carrie Fisher, the Internet is digging up the Mexican origins of Princess Leia's iconic hairdo.

14 January 2017

New Russian App Works Like Uber, But for Funerals

RuNet Echo

It has all the convenience and technical pizzazz of the transportation network Uber, but this Russian app helps your arrange funerals, not rides.

13 January 2017

A Year of Living Strategically

The Bridge

2017 promises to be a vital year for Global Voices. Some further thoughts on our strategy planning process.

9 January 2017

On Aleppo: A Letter to a Historian in the Future

The Bridge

"Aleppo was the moment the world decided it had tired of even going through the motions."

Remembering David Bowie's Birthday and His ‘Mythical Walk’ Through Warsaw

Culture.pl, an online magazine devoted to promoting Polish culture, marked David Bowie's birthday by recalling his visit to Warsaw.

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