Stories about Weblog from July, 2016
Helping Out With Migrants Stuck in Calais, France
Two Global Voices contributors spent a week working with a British charity in Calais, France in solidarity with the refugees and migrants of the so-called "Calais Jungle".
Once, Students in the US Were Punished for Speaking Spanish. Here, They Are Honored.
This is Concurso Nacional de Deletreo en Español, the National Spanish Spelling Bee.
Irom Sharmila’s Long Protest Is Over, but Military Impunity in Northeast India Continues
"The national media [...] used to show her fast, year after year. They made the story about the fast, never why she was fasting."
Ignorance About Transgender Identities in the US and Mexico and the Challenges of Winning Asylum
A recent report highlights transgender human rights abuses in Mexico, and how the US immigration system has made accessing asylum particularly difficult.
A Melting Pot of Global Music, Compiled from Haiti's Past
Ostinato Record's newest compilation brings together two decades of Haitian grooves from a pivotal time in the island's musical history.
A Pair of Serbian Politicians on a Motorcycle Inspires Hilarious Photoshop Battle
"The only thing better than Dačić and Palma on a moped are Dačić and Palma on a moped in space. With lasers."
It's an Eraser! It's a Pizza! No, It's Iran's Olympic Uniform
"Daesh has claimed responsibility for the design of Iran's Olympic uniform."
A Chinese Communist Party Ad Asks: ‘Who Am I?’ Social Media Responds: ‘Corrupt.’
"I am the one promoted, I am the one who enjoys privileges, I am the one you can never surpass, as you can never overthrow the party."
A Police Raid in Bangladesh Leaves Nine Suspected Militants Dead. ISIS or Not ISIS?
"What we have in Bangladesh is a curious case involving a terrorist group that publishes magazine articles to boast about its plans, while the government...keeps on blaming the opposition..."
Old Photos Bring Back Sweet Memories of Bangladesh's Capital Dhaka
"That's where I grew up and miss my childhood and feel like how good days were those. Those were the golden days of my loving city of Dacca not Dhaka."
A Documentary Shows Macedonian Students Are Still Living in Dismal Conditions, Despite Government Promises
"This is an everyday picture of a student who is not from the capital and does not have money to pay for an apartment."
Ugandans Don't Want Their Government to Bail out Big Businesses
The privatisation of profit and socialisation of loss. Must we all pay for business failure when we didn't all share in the profits made?
Jalisco Moves to End Political Immunity and Usher In a New Kind of Politics for Mexico
"For many years they've told us we have to get used to the political class' privileges, but today in Jalisco we heard the historic call of society: no more impunity."
Critics of ‘Military Impunity’ Take On Indian-Administered Kashmir
In recent weeks, there have been protests in Delhi and Calcutta, where demonstrators called for the revocation of two controversial laws, and the immediate demilitarisation of the Kashmir region.
How Economic Hardship Pushed a Tiny Town in Macedonia Into Becoming Pro-Trump
The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.
Playing Pokémon Go in China Is Not Easy, but Many Are Still Risking It
Here are six things to keep in mind while playing Pokémon Go in China from our Northeast Asia editor Oiwan Lam.
Is Malaysia's Prime Minister at the Centre of a Billion Dollar Corruption Lawsuit in America?
"I'm angry that the money is used like a personal bank account. More angry at the fact that Malaysian Official #1 is an untouchable here."
Disturbing Abu Ghraib-Style Abuse at a Juvenile Facility in Australia's Northern Territory
The Australian government is to set up a Royal Commission to look into the shocking abuse of children in a Northern Territory youth detention centre.
This Classic Ukrainian Cartoon Can Help Parents Talk About Human Trafficking
Thanks to YouTube, almost half a century after it was first created, the Ukrainian cartoon series "How the Cossacks.." is making a global comeback.
Samia Yusuf Omar Earned Fame as a Runner, But Died as a Refugee. A New Comic Honors Her.
Reinhard Kleist's latest comic book brings Olympic dreams and the refugee crisis to life.
Calls for the International Community to Intervene as Gambia Continues to Imprison Dissidents
Harsh prison sentences for opposition leaders and activists makes netizens concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in The Gambia.