Stories about Weblog from April, 2015
30 April 2015
Under the hashtag #YemenInNumbers, Yemeni student Ruba Aleryani has creatively presented Yemen's catastrophe in eye catching and simple infographics. Noon Arabia shares this selection of tweets which highlight the tragedy.
"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."
29 April 2015
Satirical news show 24 Minutes was supposed to air a new episode with Serbia's embattled ombudsman as a guest, but a rerun ran instead. Censorship-weary viewers feared the worst.
Thousands of Yemenis are stranded abroad, unable to return home, since Saudi-led coalition forces started bombing the country on March 26. Another 300,000 are internally displaced in Yemen.
28 April 2015
The scale of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal has meant that remote communities like Narayan Adhikari's home village have been among the hardest hit, but are still awaiting aid.
The couple went out of their way to help 17-year-old Ho Pak-Hei, who was acquitted. Ordinary heroes like them are stepping up with proof that pro-democracy protesters were falsely accused.
Global Voices' Faisal Kapadia speaks to Mariam Adil, the young entrepreneur who's making waves in Pakistan's gaming industry.
On April 30, 1944, Nazi officers and other troops murdered an entire Croatian village. The Lipa Remembers Memorial Center is making sure no one forgets.
Is charrería an expression of Mexican folklore or an abusive practice against animals?
The political storm caused by revelations about the country's chief intelligence agency has subsided, but the debate about security and privacy is still booming and banging.
27 April 2015
"Congrats to Bangladesh on a comprehensive series win against Pakistan. They are growing in confidence since the World Cup."
The number of migrants killed while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have increased dramatically. Still the European Union's priorities don't seem to be about saving lives.
Scott McIntyre tweeted about the "execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these ‘brave’ Anzacs." "We've gone from #JeSuisCharlie to #SackScottMcIntyre in 4 short months." one observer remarked.
More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.
Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.
26 April 2015
Only five Latin American countries have recognized the Armenian genocide, among them Argentina, where a journalist tells the story of her grandparents harrowing escape.
According to some analysts, these protests are different from demonstrations against "corruption as usual," and could lead to an institutional crisis, early elections, or even a coup.
Kathmandu's temples fell victim to art thieves after the 1950s. American artist Joy Lynn Davis reimagines the sacred sites with their stolen statues returned in her paintings.
A spontaneous global social network is now building data collection to provide key support to people back in Nepal and are calling for action.