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· July, 2013

Stories from Quick Reads from July, 2013

Caribbean: E-waste Ethics

ICT Pulse blogs about e-waste in the Caribbean.

An Undeniably Racist Song, ‘Asian Girlz’ Sparks Controversy

Packed with Asian stereotypes and fetishes, song ‘Asian Girlz’ by ‘Day Above Ground’ has invited controversy and angry comments. Blogger Angry Asian Man typed down the entire lyrics to comment [if they have not]...

Last Day for Submitting Applications for Highway Africa New Media Awards

Today, July 31, 2013 (16:30, Pretoria Time) is the closing date for submitting applications for the Telkom- Highway African New Media Awards.

A Sustainable Ecovillage in Sidi Amor, Tunisia

Nolwein Weiler and Sophie Chapelle reports on the remarkable development of an ecovillage in Sidi Amor, Tunisia [fr]. The project aims to protect the environment while providing a site for...

Racist Slur As A Brand Name

Abdul Halik writes about reactions to a brand of dates marketed in Sri Lanka which sounds like a well-known and highly derogatory term referring to Muslims. The blogger analyses the...

Colombia: Welcome to Downtown Medellín

Downtown Medellin, my home, is one of the most colorful places I have known in my life. It’s not the prettiest or safest place on earth, but it’s very interesting,...

Macedonia: Ohrid's Hidden Medieval Masks

A traveling blogger and communications specialist in the tourism industry, Tricia A. Mitchell, tells of her curious find in Macedonia's UNESCO registered Ohrid old town.

Top Ten Eateries In Dhaka Town

Expat Mikkela Thompson completed her goal of trying 100 eateries in Dhaka in 18 months. She compiles a list of top ten restaurants in the Bangladesh capital in her blog...

Student Movement in Taiwan

“The Far Eastern Sweet Potatoes” has written a review and analysis of the development of student movement in Taiwan in reaction to issues such as media monopoly and land justice...

Delestron, the Supervillain that Embodies Blackouts in Côte d'Ivoire

Ivorian citizens have created a cartoon character named Délestron (délestage means blackouts in french). Delestron has also its own facebook page which has gather more than 5,000 fans since its...

Back from Germany, Workers Demand Promised Wages in Mozambique

Every Wednesday, dozens of Mozambican citizens march in the main streets of the capital city, Maputo, wearing German flags or raising them in their hands. They are called ‘Magermans’, meaning...

Germany: Security Above the Constitution

Comments from leading MPs in Germany on the surveillance scandals and security issues prove to be a cause for concern.

Asylum Seekers in Germany: Integration or Slavery?

Asylum seekers will carry luggage at a train station in Gmünder, Germany for €1.05 an hour if a proposed integration project is passed.

India Sees Dolphins as “Non-human Persons”

The eco-friendly blog Treehugger salutes the Indian law that now sees dolphins as “non-human persons”. This law shows India's leading role in many rights-based arguments: (…) India became the largest...

Bangladesh Experiences Second Stage Of Cyber Crime

Recently Bangladesh police arrested four persons for credit card skimming fraud. They have siphoned millions of Bangladeshi Taka from ATMs of different banks. Blogger and assistant professor of University of...

Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia and Brazil on Winning Streak at Girls’ U18 Volleyball World Championship

As the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) blog reports, the Serbian, Turkish, Slovenian and Brazilian under-18 girls’ national volleyball teams showed outstanding results on the weekend of July 27-28, some with...

Why Contribute to GV in Arabic ?

Ahlam Safi from Saudi Arabia explains [ar] what motivated her to translate for Global Voices in Arabic and what she has gained from her contribution. She blogs: وفرّ لي موقع الاصوات...

Slim Majority for Ruling Party in Cambodian Polls

Cambodia's Opposition party may have gained more seats in this year's National Assembly elections but the ruling party, which has been in power in almost three decades, continued to dominate...

An English Written Chinese Classical Couplet

Chinese couplet is a kind of classical poetry written in two lines, which are corresponding to each other in length as well as syntactic and semantic properties. As the couplet...

Saudi Website Founder to be Imprisoned, Lashed

Free Saudi Liberals website founder Raif Badawi was charged with "setting up a website that undermines general security" and ridiculing Islamic religious figures.

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