Stories about Photos from December, 2013
Malagasy Genius Seeking Happiness off the Grid
Malagasy genius decides that what he wants is a normal life, away from all the public attention..
Nude Twitter Calendar Promotes Sex Education and Gender Equality in Macedonia
Messages from the calendar include "Gender equality is not a threat to family," and “No always means No! Nakedness is not a substitute for consent.”
PHOTOS: Humans of Southeast Asia
Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page has inspired many photographers in Southeast Asia to share photos and stories of ordinary people in the streets in their respective countries
PHOTOS: Humans of Portugal
Meet some of the faces and stories of humans who live in Portugal - or happen to be passing by.
PHOTOS: Humans of Comoros, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands
Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The Mascarene region also has plenty of great portraits to offer.
The Islamic Caliphate Car Number Plates Come to Syria
Zaid Benjamin shares on Twitter a photograph of the first car in Syria with the Islamic Caliphate state registration plates: The first car in #Syria registered under Caliphate State #ISIS pic.twitter.com/HdUsrxtacy — Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) December 28, 2013 The number plates are operated by the Islamic State of Syria and...
Lebanon: Don't Drink and Drive
Lebanon's traffic authorities have launched a don't drink and drive campaign ahead of New Year's eve celebrations. On Twitter, the traffic department shares this photograph:
Syrian Photographer Hamid Khatib Evades Death to Capture Life
“There is no Hamid the photographer without the revolution. Hopefully there will still be one when the revolution ends.”
7 Good News Stories From Yemen You Probably Haven't Heard
Amidst all the sad and violent news coming out of Yemen, we managed to dig out a few news items that you might have missed.
PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia
"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."
Indonesia's Haunting Tsunami Memorials Foreshadow Our Future
On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.
Ukrainians Demand Justice for Beaten & Jailed #Euromaidan Protesters
As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine continue, reports and evidence of police brutality against protesters and journalists grow. Netizens are organizing to protect victims of police brutality.
Merry Christmas from Syrian Artists
A nation's distress can be described in a single artwork better than a million words. Here is how Syrian artists celebrated Christmas.
PHOTOS: Humans of the Middle East and North Africa
The "Humans of" movement has gone viral, covering our planet city by city. The Middle East and North Africa has proven to be no exception, writes Joey Ayoub.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Japanese Food
Global Voices contributor Taylor Cazella, who recently moved from the US to Japan, introduces seven unexpected yet tasty foods from non-traditional Japanese cuisine.
PHOTOS: Brutal Crackdown by 4,000 South Korean Police is Epic Failure
Over 4,000 South Korean riot police broke into the headquarter of the nation's 2nd largest trade union center without a search warrant, angering South Korean net users.
10 Global Haiyan Relief Efforts That Touched Filipino Hearts
Small and big acts of kindness around the world have inspired typhoon survivors in the Philippines
World Forum for Democracy 2013: Connecting Citizens and Institutions
Everything you need to know about the World Forum for Democracy 2013 in Strasbourg, with some personal impressions.
Innovation: A Spell Checker for Bambara Language
Fasokan in Mali reports on the creation of an app to help spell check texts in Bambara [fr] : Il est disponible sur les traitements de texte et outils bureautiques libres et gratuit : Open Office, Libre Office, Néo Office, et sur les ordinateurs Windows, Mac, et Linux. Qu’est-ce qui...
The Challenges of Family Healthcare in Apatou, French Guiana
Henri Dumoulin, Global Voices contributor, recalls his stay in Apatou, French Guiana, located in the heart of the Amazon Forest. He explains how, as the physician of Mother and Child Health Protection programme there, he had to rely on the informal colloboration with the Suriname health system and navigate the...
Tour Builder, Another Google Service Not Allowed for Cubans
Google maintains that it bases its decision on the provisions of the United States' economic embargo on Cuba.