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· May, 2013

Stories about Ideas from May, 2013

29 May 2013

The “Brave” Democrats of Russia's Growing Civil Society

RuNet Echo

Last week, when Surkov-ally Alexey Chesnakov quit United Russia and publicly criticized the party, few in the English-speaking world noticed, but the event—like Surkov's ouster weeks earlier—could just as easily...

28 May 2013

Syria Untold: Raqqa Lessons, From Freedom to Creativity in State Building

After the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Raqqa in March 2013, the city suffered a tremendous power vacuum, especially in public services. Syria Untold speaks to activists on the...

27 May 2013

From Guinea to Italy to France and Back: An Interview with Blogger Abdoulaye Bah

Global Voices author and translator Abdoulaye Bah, originally from Guinea, is a retired Italian citizen who has worked for the United Nations. He now splits his time between Rome and...

24 May 2013

Peruvian Mathematician Claims Proof of 300-Year-Old Conjecture

A Peruvian mathematician demonstrated the solution to a mathematical problem that had been unsolved since 1742.

14 May 2013

Obama Graduation Speech Sparks Debate In China: What Is Citizenship?

Last week, a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama on the value of engaged citizenship made waves in Chinese social media.

13 May 2013

‘Not Just About Writers': Talking with NGC Bocas Lit Fest Founder

Global Voices interviews the founder and director of Trinidad & Tobago's NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the indefatigable Marina Salandy-Brown, about how her germ of an idea has now evolved into...

12 May 2013

Pakistani Fashion Designer's ‘Be My Slave’ Shoot Called ‘Racist’

A magazine photo shoot for an emerging fashion designer's collection has touched off anger throughout Pakistan for its depiction of a dark-skinned child serving as a slave to a fair-skinned...

3 May 2013

Absurdity Takes to the Streets in Russia

RuNet Echo

"A Monstration is a parody of a traditional demonstration, with absurd demands and slogans, where every participant says what they want."

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