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· March, 2015

Stories about Photos from March, 2015

31 March 2015

As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm

In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.

30 March 2015

Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’

Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.

27 March 2015

Russian Girls Show Conservative Beauty Contest Just How ‘Modest’ They Can Be

RuNet Echo

Almost immediately after the contest was announced, VKontakte users began criticizing the Parliamentary League’s decision to make modesty and headscarves the focus of its contest.

Who to Follow on Yemen on the Second Day of Saudi-Led Air Strikes

Yemeni journalists, bloggers and activists are covering the current war in Yemen. Abir Ghattas takes a look at what they are saying

26 March 2015

Balloons Released in Brussels in Support of Jailed Iranian Student Hamid Babaei

Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.

Civilian Death Toll on the Rise as Saudi Arabia Leads Airstrikes on Yemen

The civilian death toll is on the rise in the current war waged by Saudi Arabia and its allies against the Houthis in Yemen.

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Wages War on Yemen

Online, bloggers are torn between those wanting to see the Houthis rooted out of power and those who don't want to see Yemen becoming another Iraq, Syria or Libya.

25 March 2015

Recycled Cooking Oil Fuels LED Cherry Blossoms in Energy-Conscious Japan

Special wintertime lights clash with Japan's efforts to reduce power consumption following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The seasonal tradition could use alternative fuels, like the Meguro River's "cherry blossoms" do.

19 March 2015

How Guatemalan Group ‘Las Poderosas’ Uses Theater to Confront Violence Against Women

For these women, theater is a means to heal trauma and raise awareness of gender-based violence within a country where two women a day are killed on average.

18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

Wife of a Former World Champion Speaks Out in Bahrain: ‘He Was Arrested for Buying Cigarettes and Milk’

Former Bahraini gold medal holder in Brazilian jujitsu Mohamed Mirza was sentenced to 10 years in prison "for going out to buy cigarettes and milk," tweets his wife.

Nineteen People Killed in Museum Attack in Tunisia

At least 19 people, among them 17 foreigners, were killed when gunmen attacked the National Bardo Museum, in downtown Tunis. Tunisians took to the streets to protest against terrorism.

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Rising Voices

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

17 March 2015

TJournal's Vadim Elistratov Reviews Russia's ‘Homeland’ Adaptation

RuNet Echo

TJ’s Vadim Elistratov explains why it’s hard to dismiss the Russian adaptation as a failure, though its creators are clearly afraid of deviating too much from the American show.

15 March 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Can We Laugh About Anything?

"Freedom of speech must be complete. However, freedom of conscience and worship must be protected too."

Myanmar Student Protesters Attacked by Police Gain Global Sympathy

Myanmar student protesters - marching for education reforms since January - were violently attacked by police on March 5 and March 10.

12 March 2015

How One Lebanese NGO is Helping Syrian Refugees

The 'Lebanese for Refugees' NGO is attempting to alleviate the suffering of Syrians living in Lebanon's refugee camps. Joey Ayoub takes a closer look to find out how

10 March 2015

Seeking ‘Brave Journalists’ in Spain to Investigate the TTIP Trade Agreement

Opponents of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the US find the lack of transparency concerning. A popular Madrid assembly wants journalists to investigate.