Stories about Weblog from March, 2014
Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts
Fellow bloggers accuse an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.
Pakistan Takes Slight from Football Giant Maradona in Stride
Bitter about his falling out with Argentina's football association, Diego Maradona accused his former employers of "understanding as much about football as Pakistan does."
Why Learning Italian Still Makes Sense
As Italian publishing company Alma Edizioni was busy organizing an event about the Italian language in Rome, they received an unexpected letter [it] from someone who defined himself as a “disappointed student”: Why? What's the point of studying Italian today? […] No one wants to study a language that no...
Manga “1F” Takes You Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant
A manga by artist going by the name Kazuto Tatsuta takes readers inside the crippled nuclear plant of Fukushima Dai-Ichi, or ichi efu (1F) – as insiders dubbed it – a place he himself worked in 2012, a decision he took in a period of financial struggle. The graphic novel...
Geo-Mapping Tools and Data Analysis Redefine Reporting in Africa
Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism and Land Quest investigate environment and development issues.
Artists Re-imagine the ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police
Blog Think Olga invited artists to send portraits of Claudia Silva Ferreira, a woman who was killed at the hands of Brazil's military police.
Half a Million Taiwanese Rally to Support #CongressOccupied
Protesters demanded that the Taiwanese government withdraw from a controversial trade agreement with China.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Nuclear Security Summit Protests
Free Tibet protesters were foiled by Chinese security officials, and a protest urging the US to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions was given prime real estate near the summit.
Taiwan’s Indigenous Oppose Trade Deal With China
Taiwan's indigenous people fear the trade agreement with China is a threat to their land, language and culture.
The ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police
Claudia Silva Ferreira was shot during a military police operation in a Rio de Janeiro slum, then dragged along the road behind their car as they drove to the hospital.
Haitian-American Filmmakers’ Web Series Invites Women to Live, Laugh, Love (Part 2)
For Part 2 of our post on the soon-to-be-released web series 3L, Global Voices speaks to Melanie Charles, a Haitian-American jazz vocalist who plays the lead role of Gaelle.
Indonesian Candidates Accused of Exposing Children to ‘Indecent’ Campaign Shows
Twerking-like Dangdut dances and cash handouts are among the spectacles watched by children in the ongoing legislative election campaign in Indonesia.
Pandas Steal Spotlight from Taiwan's Endangered Formosan Bears
Some worry Taiwan is promoting pandas, a species native to mainland China, more than the country's own Formosan black bears.
Obama's Visit to Saudi Arabia Shows Off King's Desert Retreat
Although they did not discuss human rights, President Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today. And Saudis saw the King's desert retreat thanks to a tweeting American journalist
GV Face: How to Make Videos for Advocacy and Change with Witness and Rising Voices
Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories with cameras - or your phone? Then you need to watch this GV Face!
Displaced and Duty-Free in El Tamarindo, Colombia
El Tamarindo was formed by internally displaced families on empty, untitled land in Colombia. With the expansion of the Barranquilla Free Trade Zone, the community is being forcefully displaced again.
How Police Have Turned Rio de Janeiro's Maré Favela Into a Battlefield
Thirteen residents of Maré, the largest favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, died during a police operation there in June 2013.
The Spanish Newspaper ABC Takes a Beating on Twitter after Publishing an Article against Masturbation
The article was published by a group of experts from the University of Navarra, which belongs to Opus Dei.
China Strengthens Censorship on Foreign TV Online
Companies will now have to employ government-approved censors to green light videos before they can be broadcast online.
Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism
People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.
After One Death, Pleas to Free Remaining Abducted Iranian Soldiers
Insurgents near the Iran-Pakistan border abducted five soldiers in February and have reportedly killed one of their prisoners, Jamshid Danaeifard. #FreeIranianSoldiers say Iranians on Twitter.