Stories about Photos from September, 2013
Protests in Sudan: Dozens Feared Dead
Sudan's answer against protests was cutting off the Internet and killing dozens of protestors. Activists say Sudan pulled the Internet plug to stop activists from sharing its crackdown on protestors.
Peru: 7 Magnitude Quake Hits Acari, Arequipa
Some media and citizens report small-scale damage, like rock slides that have blocked part of the southern Panamericana highway. No fatal victims have been reported.
With Outcome Foretold, Tajik Elections Spark Online Ridicule
In the run-up to presidential vote in Tajikistan, netizens ridicule the country's incumbent president, opposition leaders, and electoral process.
In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”
As the conflict between the rebels of Sékéla and the national army of the Central african Republic rages on, tension mounts in the city of Bossangoa. Locals fear that the conflict may not spill into open fighting between the christian and muslim communities. Some still hold hope for appeasement though,...
Brazilian Police: Censors and Censored
In his first article for Global Voices, Danillo Ferreira writes about police oppression of the press in Brazil and the internal institutional oppression of officers freedom of expression.
90% of Madagascar Lives On Less Than Two Dollars a Day. Why?
This chapter of our analysis of the crisis in Madagascar discusses the under-covered causes of the economic decline of the island and the proposed solutions.
Why Are Saudi Boys Painting their Nails?
Saudi boys are painting their nails and showing off their hairy legs as part of a Twitter hashtag which translates to Take a Picture of Yourself Like a Girl Does.
Mixing Politics at Live Concert in Cuba Gets Musician Banned
What did pianist Robertico Carcassés say at the concert for "Los Cinco" in Havana? And what happened afterwards? Elaine Díaz tells us.
Tropical Storm ‘Manuel’ Leaves Acapulco Under Water
34 deaths and thousands of victims have been reported; additionally, 40,000 tourists are trapped.
PHOTOS: Violent Dispersal of Election Protest in Cambodia
Human rights groups have condemned the excessive use of violence by the police in dispersing an election protest in Cambodia. The police reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition
How Malian Citizens Help Monitor the 2013 Presidential Elections
With the support of the French-speaking Global Voices group, a project was created to support and facilitate monitoring the 2013 elections in Mali. The aim of this project was to form volunteers from Mali who would use social networks to share information throughout the electoral process.
Labour Code Promotes Debate on Sexuality and Racism in Cuba
Cuban bloggers debate the inclusion of rights on grounds of gender, sexuality, racial identity and disability, among others, in the Labour Code draft.
France Sees Great Potential in the Chinese Tourism Industry
The number of trips abroad for the Chinese has gone from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012. A look at this booming market from France.
400 Cuban Doctors Go to Brazil
David Oliveira de Souza, a doctor and professor from the Research Institute of the Sirio-Libanés Hospital, sent an open letter to the more than four hundred Cuban doctors who recently arrived in Brazil and who constitute the first group of a total of 4,000 physicians who are expected to come to this...
Cuba Colors Itself Yellow for “Los Cinco” Prisoners in the U.S.
It has already been 15 years since the arrest of five Cubans who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. A new campaign is demanding the release of the four remaining prisoners.
Catalans Around the World Claim Independence from Spain
Catalan communities all over the world are celebrating with human chains to claim independence from Spain.
Jordanian MP Fires Kalashnikov in Parliament
A Jordanian Member of Parliament opened fire on another MP while Parliament was in session today. No one was injured in the fiasco.
Pro-Assad And/Or Anti-War Demonstrations?
Pro-Assad and Anti-war are two things that don't mix together, writes Farah on Twitter.
PHOTOS: In Search of a Safe Environment for India's Children
A series of photographs reminds us that every child has the right to a protective environment.
Yemen Mourns the Loss of Shining Young Activist Ibrahim Mothana
Yemeni Ibrahim Mothana died on September 5th, 2013, at the age of 24. He lived a short life but was an inspiration to many who knew him.
Could Guantánamo Be Returned to Cuba?
Michael Parmly, ex-representative of the United States in Cuba, suggested to President Barack Obama that the Guantánamo military base be returned to the island's authorities, along with other recommendations mentioned in a 26 page report which the news agency Reuters had access to and which will be published shortly at the Fletcher Forum...