Stories about Photos from November, 2013
Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The "Humans of..." projects from Latin America show the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the region.
Skyfall presents [ru] a collection of environmental posters from the Soviet period. The blogger who often writes about environmental problems in Kazakhstan and some of his readers are nostalgic about the “environmental education and awareness-raising programs” of the Soviet era. Below are some of the posters collected by the blogger:
Kazakhstan has recently marked the twentieth birthday of the national currency, the tenge. Blogger Serikzhan Kovlanbayev presents [ru] a brief history of the tenge, showing how it has changed since 1993 and what is unique about it: A unique thing about the Kazakhstani currency is that it is “bilingual”, that is,...
Hungry and weary, some typhoon survivors are looting grocery stores and government warehouses to look for food, water, and other basic necessities.
A myriad of NGOs and social activists have demonstrated against a sentence which has denationalized almost 250 000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Constanza Miriano, a journalist and married and mother of four, first published her book in Italy in 2011 where it sold 70 000 copies.
What does a soldier see and experience in war and in routine military operations? British Army Corporal Simon Longworth responds to that question every day in his job as an official army photographer. In an interview with Muftah's Francesca Recchia, he talks about his career and explains what makes his...
The devastating impact of super typhoon Haiyan is slowly being revealed through the photos and reports of journalists and survivors
Just a few weeks after suffering from a deadly earthquake, the Visayas part of the Philippines was ravaged by the world's strongest storm.
Beijing Foreign Studies University Gender Activism Club organized an online photo display of “My Vagina says…” Joe from ChinaSMACK translated a number of vagina statements.
Posters showing former chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Sami Anan in what seems to be election campaign posters have gone viral. Victor Salama has more
Despite several delays, the people's desire for presidential elections in Maldives was not dampened, as a photographer documents in photos taken at a 'silent protest'.
Swedish photographer and journalist Linda Forsell has just started a Tumblr blog where she will be sharing her project “about young girls that have been sexually abused and have babies as a result of it.” Forsell explains: Through a strong photographic depiction following the lives of a few of the...
On Twitter, Doaa Nada shares this cartoon above. She tweets [ar]: ياللي بتهتف (مرسي- وسيسي ) لا دة هيرجع ولا دة رئيسي @DoAaNaDa: For those chanting Morsi and Sisi, the first won't return and the second isn't my president Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi was the president of Egypt for...
The non-profit think tank Center for the New Economy (CNE), based in Puerto Rico, has launched the innovative and creative online campaign “The Mysteries of Your Energy Bill” [es] in which they explain the unexplainable: Where do all those increases in the energy bill come from? What do those formulas and...
“To be an orphan in Niger is..a situation very close to my heart” writes one of the newest bloggers from the Rising Voices grantee project Mapping for Niger.
Despite the reported progress in the Philippines, Manila is still home to hundreds of thousands of informal settlers.
Shia mourners, commemorating the beginning of Muharram, have been tear-gassed in Bahrain today, say activists, who accuse the Bahraini regime of attacking religious freedom in the restive Arab state.
Lebanese blogger is angry three women dressed up as black housemaids for Halloween. Find out why in this post.
The phasing out of the convertible peso (CUC) has received significant attention from the international press, blogs, and economic analysts.
Egyptian activist Nelly Ali exclaims: While #egypt is busy… Shit like this is on the shelves ruining lives "Virginity Soap" (Alpha Market) #women pic.twitter.com/IXplFn2kY7 — Nelly Ali (@nellyali) November 1, 2013 In response, she gets this reply: @nellyali it has been on shelves allover the Arab countries like Saudi Arabia...