Stories about War & Conflict from December, 2015
The Francophone World's Uplifting Stories in 2015
We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.
The 7 Most-Read Stories of 2015 on Global Voices
The following seven stories received the most attention from audiences and also received hundreds of shares, likes and comments on social media and our site.
Syrian Filmmaker Naji Jerf Killed in Turkey After Exposing ISIS Crimes in Aleppo
Syrian film-maker Naji Jerf, 38, was shot dead in broad daylight in Gaziantep, Turkey, for uploading a video exposing ISIS crimes in Aleppo, Syria, on YouTube.
Many Afghans See Their Future with India, Not Pakistan
A wave of Afghan social media love accompanied Indian PM Narendra Modi during his visit to Kabul.
This Year on GV Face We Took You to Gaza, Budapest, Beirut, Paris and Beyond
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.
Award-Winning Citizen Journalist Ahmad Almossa Killed in Idlib, Syria
Ahmad Mohamed Almossa, a member of Syrian citizen journalism collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), was assassinated by masked men in northern Syria, the group announced on Twitter.
The Syrian Conflict Won't Steal My Christmas
In a country in the throes of war, celebrating Christmas can be an act of both profound naïvete and staunch resistance.
Denmark's Afghan Community Comes Together to Condemn Violence and Extremism
"We hope as well that the global community does not forget the places around the world affected exactly by this epidemic. Afghanistan is exactly one of those places.”
Afghan Catwalk Sparks Bitter Controversy and Hopes for a More Open Society
To some they are heroes, to others "prostitutes" that "adopted Western thoughts." In Afghanistan, the catwalk is a political battleground.
The Liberation of Dhaka and the Whitewashing of Pakistan's History
Pakistan's official account of their Armed Forces' surrender in Dhaka 44 years ago ignores the realities of the bloody conflict that resulted in Bangladesh's secession.
A Year on From the Peshawar School Attack, the Wounds are Still Fresh
"The auditorium smelt like an abattoir. “This is where the most children were killed,” we were told." One year later, a journalist revisits the experience of the Peshawar school attack.
A Tajik Singer Calls on the World Not to Forget Aylan Kurdi
'Whose knife is in my heart and my sight? What country is my lonely body buried in?'
Syria's Most Vulnerable Live a Hard Life in Jordan's Refugee Camps
Yemeni blogger Noon Arabia visits a few of the camps where some of Jordan's 650,000 Syrian refugees are living under difficult circumstances.
Four Months Later, Still No Answers About a Shootout with Salvadoran Police and Army That Left Five Dead
The autopsies of the five men reveal that they were shot at close range. Three days later, a woman who witnessed the shootings disappeared.
To Solve Gun Violence, Americans Need to Aim Higher
"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."
Herein Lie the Secrets of Geolocation
This guide will provide instruction on using satellite images, with a focus on historical imagery, and available street-level imagery accessible for Russian and Ukrainian cities.
On Volunteer Day, Ukrainians Honor Grassroots Efforts with a Social Media Campaign
Ukrainians marked International Volunteer Day with an online campaign thanking volunteers for their work during the crisis in the country.
A Citizen Reporter's Journey Through the Rubble of Aleppo Air Strikes
That often means Rami Jarrah is rushing to the aftermath of a bombing, as he did recently when he encountered a panicked father, frantically searching for his loved ones.
Netizen Report: ‘Terrorist Threat’ or Political Speech? States Target Social Media Post-Paris
Saudi threatens to sue anyone who compares its penal system to ISIS, China cuts mobile phone service for ethnic minorities and Google goes to bat for fair use.
GV Face: How Do You Feel About The Term “Terrorism”?
Names and labels are something we take very seriously at Global Voices.
Hope for a Unified France Shines Through the Hate and Fear
"One for all and all for humanity, we are and will forever be united"