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· March, 2014

Stories about Photos from March, 2014

Artists Re-imagine the ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police

Blog Think Olga invited artists to send portraits of Claudia Silva Ferreira, a woman who was killed at the hands of Brazil's military police.

Obama's Visit to Saudi Arabia Shows Off King's Desert Retreat

Although they did not discuss human rights, President Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today. And Saudis saw the King's desert retreat thanks to a tweeting American journalist

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 13 of 2014

Every Friday, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

The Challenges Facing Data Journalism in West Africa

Data journalism in West Africa often must work against a lack of data, funds and regulation.

Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism

People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.

750 Million People Expected to Speak French by 2050

Countering the assertion by John McWhorter at the New republic that learning French is pointless, Pascal Emmanuel Gobry  writes on his Forbes blog that French might just be the language of...

First Tweet from President of Madagascar is the Ultimate Meta Tweet

The newly elected president of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina created his twitter account on March 23, 2014. Here is his first tweet :  It is quite possibly the most meta tweet...

Libya Vs Iraq: Who Wins in the Explosives Finale?

This bumper sticker (more of a windshield sticker) from Libya says it all. Egyptian Bassem Sabry explains: Humour as coping mechanism RT @ILPADRINO0 "Two more explosions & Libya will qualify...

Egypt Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Death

Egypt today [March 24] sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for their roles in violent riots in Minya, in Upper Egypt, last August.

Ebola Virus Outbreak Kills 59 in Guinea, Closes in on Conakry

An Ebola outbreak killed at least 59 people in Guinea and a few suspected cases near the Capital Conakry suggest that it may have spread to the Guinean capital. Barbara...

Tor Users on the Rise in Turkey

Human rights and ethics advocate Frederic Jacobs notes that the number of people using Tor is on the rise in Turkey: Tor usage is peaking in Turkey. > 35 000 connecting....

Algerian Opposition TV Network Shuttered Ahead of Presidential Elections

Independent television network Al-Atlas TV, known for broadcasting Algerian opposition viewpoints without any restriction or censorship, was shut down by Algerian authorities on March 11.

Unlocking Time: A Collective Virtual Album of Old Photos from Latin America

All links lead to Spanish-language pages #plenoverano en ABRIR EL TIEMPO: los animales inflables en el mar. Fotos playeras de Uruguay, 1940! pic.twitter.com/IM3Tg801 — Abrir el tiempo (@abrireltiempo) January 16,...

Activists Add Female Heroines to Wikipedia in Macedonian

The informal citizens’ group “Fight Like a Woman”, (@borisezenski), organized a mini marathon with the purpose of adding articles about notable women from Macedonia to Wikipedia in Macedonian to raise...

Are ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outdated Terms in African Politics?

The cold war defined post-colonial African politics with its left vs right dichotomy. But is it still relevant for the continent today ?

PHOTOS: Birdwatching in Southern Philippines

Birdwatching is more fun than Tweeting. Check out some of the wild birds from the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Keep on birding!

Speaking Through Graffiti in Kazakhstan

Over the last ten years, a street art group based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has been using graffiti to express ideas and statements. The group, Repas Workshop, presents [ru] the most recent...

Saudi Arabia Controls Babies Names

You are not allowed to name your newborn daughter Eman, or Sandy, or Yara. And if it is a boy, names like Abdelnasser, Amir or Abdulmoeen are a no go....

The Land of Fires, Italy's “Gateway to Hell”

For years the land between Naples and Caserta has been used for the illegal dumping of dangerous waste products that are poisoning the environment and causing tumours.

5 Traditional Recipes From Across the Francophone World

Hungry for tajine, a meat or fish stew with vegetables or dried fruit from Morocco? Or how about ravitoto, a dish made from cassava leaves, onions and pork from Madagascar?

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