Stories about Photos from 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.
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.
Civil War Separates Peuhl Children from their Parents in Yaloke, Central African Republic
Peuhl minorities of Islamic confession have been trying to escape anti-balaka militia since the beginning of the civil war in in the Central African Republic. One of the camps where displaced Peuhl can find protection is the Yaloke camp by the Cameroonian border in the western region. The health situation in...
Russian Girls Show Conservative Beauty Contest Just How ‘Modest’ They Can Be
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
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.
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.
The Collapse of Civilisation Is Already a Reality for the Children of Ambovombe, Madagascar
A scientific publication in the Journal of Ecological Economics argues that “over-exploitation of either Labor or Nature will result in a societal collapse” if nothing is done to prevent it. Based on a mathematical model, the study explains (via The Guardian) that the convergence of ” the stretching of resources due...
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.
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
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.
TJournal's Vadim Elistratov Reviews Russia's ‘Homeland’ Adaptation
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.
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.
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
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.
Solidarity Arises from the Rubble of a Demolished House in Madrid
"They think they won but what they don't know is that many beautiful people will rebuild."