· October, 2014

Stories from Quick Reads from October, 2014

Your Voice Counts, Don't Be Silent

  31 October 2014

Mujeres Construyendo (Women building) tries to raise awareness with a message mainly for women. Inequality between men and women is a fact, as confirmed by the Center of Economic Studies of Mexico, where we can see that, in terms of salaries, a woman earns 22% less, but this is just...

What is Your Carbon Footprint?

  31 October 2014

Today it is becoming increasingly common to hear about climate change, a topic everybody talks about but are rarely aware of its real impact. We've heard many times that we are all contributing to the destruction of the planet, but how can we know the footprint we are leaving behind? This...

A Game of Marbles to Prevent Homeless Deaths

  31 October 2014

In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is coming and this sets into motion, as every year, the game #ChirasPelasCalacasFlacas, that involves playing with marbles, an initiative by the organization El Caracol (the snail) that works to reduce the risks that lead to deaths of the homeless. The homeless population...

Drone Footage of Hungary Protests Against “Internet Tax”

  30 October 2014

Hungarians have been rallying in masses against a proposed tax on Internet traffic that many in the country find to be outrageous. The Hungarian government plans to introduce a tax of approximately 0.6 US dollars per gigabyte of Internet traffic. This proposal tipped the scales for many, and tens of...

Hooligans Crash LGBT Community Celebration in Macedonia

  29 October 2014

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) was among the very few media to report about an attack on the second anniversary celebration of the center for support of the LGBT community in a cafe in the Old Bazaar are of Skopje. On October 23, 2014, some 20 hooded young men attacked...

A Mouse Amidst the Mist

  29 October 2014

First thing in the morning, amidst the mist that populates the waves in the township of Guetaría, a typical fishing village in the shores of Guipuzkoa (Basque Country), we can discern the shape of Mount of San Antón, which as we can see on J. G. del Sol Cobos in...

5 Muslim Countries Where Gays Are Not Prosecuted by the Law

  28 October 2014

The LGBT Muslims blog identified 5 Muslim nations where the legal system does not outlaw homosexuality. The 5 countries are : Mali, Jordan, Indonesia, Turkey and Albania. While the law in these countries does not criminalize gay lifestyles, the LGBT Muslims blog points out that LGBT communities still suffer from...

Uruguayans Will Elect Their President in a Runoff

  27 October 2014

According to a preliminary exit poll after the election in Uruguay, leftist Broad Front candidate Tabaré Vásquez received between 44 and 46 percent of the votes, while Luis Lacalle Pou from the National Party has between 31 and 34 percent. Uruguay's local media shared very similar data from three pollsters, Factum, Equipos and Cifra. Twitter...

Mexico in the Labyrinth of Its Solitude

  24 October 2014

Since the beginning of his term in late 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been committed to creating and broadcasting an image of a country moving forward. The government has enacted structural reforms with support from the opposition. The government's strategy to deal with the country's security crisis, however,...

Fashion Week Turns World's Gaze on Tokyo

  21 October 2014

The six-day Mercedes Fashion Week kicked off in Tokyo on October 13 and culminated on October 19. Fashion Week is all about launching hot new 2015 fashions from the planet's biggest brands, with daily runway events and fashion exhibitions. For nearly 20 years Mercedes Benz has sponsored “fashion weeks” all over...

Hacking Against Ebola

  20 October 2014

Global Editors Network intends to develop new technologies and social networks for covering and preventing the Ebola epidemic from spreading. Watch the YouTube video below for more information about the project: Follow our in-depth coverage: The Struggle to #StopEbola in West Africa

One Vibe Africa Launches Africa From the Skies

  20 October 2014

One Vibe Africa uses music and art to inspire Kenyan youths to appreciate culture and tradition and to develop their own creative potential. Their latest initiative #Africafromtheskies needs your support. Africa From the Skies is an expedition to create empowering films and media, capture culture and facilitate workshops.

Preventing Ebola in Nigeria With Ebola Alert Twitter Feed

  20 October 2014

Ebola Alert Twitter feed is the creation of evidence-driven group of volunteer professionals working on Ebola prevention interventions. The initiative involves active participation of professionals from different walks of life. Follow our in-depth coverage: The Struggle to #StopEbola in West Africa

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