Stories about Ideas from December, 2015
Conversations with literary masters in Istanbul lead Arash Azizi to ponder the cultural disconnect, especially in terms of literature, between the countries of the Middle East.
“Vitello tonnato” in Argentina, Russian salad in Venezuela and turkey in Peru. Explore the sweet and savory of the festive season in Latin America, as told by Global Voices contributors.
This has been a fascinating year on GV Face, our Hangout series where we try to understand the world through discussions with our on-ground experts -- Global Voices community members.
In a country in the throes of war, celebrating Christmas can be an act of both profound naïvete and staunch resistance.
A group of Russian intellectuals has created a public council to determine which Russian laws limit human rights and freedoms, and to recommend that such laws be repealed.
The character 安 has been named the official kanji of 2015. The character is supposed to represent 'peace', but not always...
"Most important are banana peppers soaked in vinegar, to give character and more flavour to the Biscayne sauce."
The project faces limited logistical, financial, and human resources as well as a general ignorance of Open Data, making each activity realized a feat of volunteer passion and activism.
At this year's World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, tolerance for debate and differences of opinion left something to be desired.
He has interviewed about two-hundred and fifty Macedonian Twitter users.
The United Nations Development Program has launched the Small Grants Program, the first crowdsourcing platform in Ecuador.
"The challenges provoked by this influx of people who search for peace and happiness in Europe cannot be solved solely with financial resources."
"I’m angry over the shootings in so many other places, no matter what twisted, dehumanizing vision motivates them. But I also want to be true to myself and my values."
Names and labels are something we take very seriously at Global Voices.
"One for all and all for humanity, we are and will forever be united"
Argentinians consume up to 100 liters of mate per year, however, there was a time when this popular South American infusion was banned.