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· November, 2014

Stories about Weblog from November, 2014

30 November 2014

Solar Homes Helping to End ‘Power Discrimination’ in Bangladesh

45% of Bangladesh—mostly people living in rural areas—is without electricity access. The Solar Home System Project is revolutionizing that imbalance.

29 November 2014

If Mubarak Is Innocent, Who Ordered the Killing of 900 Protestors During the Egyptian Revolution?

Egyptians are back to the streets after a court acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak of killing protestors during the January 25 revolution.

Morehshin Allahyari's Art on Iranian Censorship Will Soon Be Out of This World

Iran’s censored Internet is a theme that features prominently in Morehshin Allahyari's art, some of which will soon be headed to outer space as part of the Forever Now project.

Selfies, ‘Sandwich Parties’ and ‘The Hunger Games': How Activists Have Challenged Thailand's Martial Law

Six months have passed since the army grabbed power and declared martial law in Thailand. During this time, Thai citizens have used various forms of protests against the junta.

28 November 2014

Mourning Cricket Fans Honor Australia's Phillip Hughes With #PutOutYourBats

A Sydney IT worker's Twitter tribute to Hughes, who died Thursday, has gone viral. Fans are posting photos of a cricket bat and cap placed outside their door.

Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students Are More Than Just a Number

Actors and illustrators are dedicating work to the missing student teachers in an effort to humanize them beyond the oft-cited number 43.

27 November 2014

The Story Behind Iran's Censorship Redirect Page

Global Voices Advocacy

When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to www.peyvandha.ir. The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.

26 November 2014

In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives

Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.

From Apathetic Software Programmer to Award-Winning Hong Kong Citizen Journalist

Chan Chak To won Hong Kong In-Media's Best Journalism award for his first-hand account of being arrested during a rehearsal sit-in for Occupy Central earlier this year.

25 November 2014

Lovers of Myanmar's Architecture, Feast Your Eyes on These Photos From Yangon

Feast your eyes on these photos of Myanmar's "rich architectural heritage," found in Yangon, the nation's former capital.

16 Days to Campaign Against Gender Violence

During the campaign we will publish stories, debates and conversations from social media around the world.

Fighting for Climate Justice From the Front Lines of Disaster

Given that climate change is causing increasing extreme weather, better waste management actually helps to prevent events like Super Typhoon Yolanda, which killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines.

China Touts Local Ground Rules for the Global Internet

Global Voices Advocacy

While attendees at last week's World Internet Conference in China enjoyed relatively open Internet access, thousands of websites were blocked throughout much of the country.

Meet Global Voices Contributor and Free Spirit María Angélica Marín

Volunteer María Angélica Marín has translated more than 1,300 stories. Juan Arellano asks her about her experiences with Global Voices and beyond.

Bahrain's Justice Minister Picks Fight With Newspaper Editor on Twitter

"Calm down, your excellency, an open mind makes more room for justice," Mansoor Al-Jamri tweeted at the minister of justice, who had criticized Al-Jamri's column about Bahrain's elections.

24 November 2014

Another Celebrity Wants to Help Africa, And He's No ‘Band Aid’

When it comes to helping Africa, there is Bob Geldof's approach with "Band Aid," and then there is Akon's.

Colombians Push for Peace After Kidnapping Derails FARC Talks

"It is difficult to achieve peace when bullets are flying."

Victims Reveal Culture of Rape and Silence at Brazil's Top University

Two female students accuse University of São Paulo's medical college of pressuring them to not report the incidents to protect the school's reputation.

Strong Earthquake in Japan's Nagano Injures Dozens, Topples Homes

Forty-one people were injured during the magnitude 6.8 temblor, but no deaths were reported. Twitter users snapped photos of public transportation gone dark and disheveled supermarkets.

Young Independent Candidates Are Shaking Up Taiwan's Local Elections

Many young activists are throwing their name into the pool of candidates for local village chiefs in an effort to combat the "rotten" culture of community politics.

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