Stories about Weblog from March, 2017
31 March 2017
"The #156 sentence of the Supreme Court of Justice sentence is not a coup, it’s a formal declaration of a coup that’s been in progress for four years."
A Canadian Company Is Set to Construct Brazil's Largest Open-Pit Gold Mine—in the Heart of the Amazon
The Volta Grande Gold Project will extract 600 tons of gold over the course of 12 years. But activists and indigenous groups oppose the plan.
Southeast Asia is a region where U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War led to the expansion of the CIA’s paramilitary operations in Laos and Cambodia.
"Can we designate people that leave their rubbish bags lying around outside their apartment doors enemies of state interests and remove their citizenships?"
Activists from Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela explain why the International Women's Strike was so important to their region.
"Look at those houses, they are idle. The grasses have grown tall, the houses are being invaded by soil. Why don't they let the homeless live there?"
Raudha Athif, the 20-year-old aqua-blue-eyed Maldivian model, was found hanging inside her dormitory room in north Bangladesh on Wednesday. On social media, Maldivians are mourning the loss of this woman.
30 March 2017
How and why Cameroon has denied internet access to its English-speaking population.
What Role Did Brazilian Mainstream Media Play in the Murder of a Teenage Girl? This Filmmaker Wants to Know.
"Eloá’s story is the story of many Brazilians. Brazil is the fifth country in the world in terms of the number of women killed..."
29 March 2017
"I am one of the Occupy protesters and I was incited by the police’s decision to fire 87 rounds of tear gas [at demonstrators]."
28 March 2017
"Even though Voice TV may provide different views, we insist that the contents do not harm national security."
After a high ranking police officer is gunned down, Uganda's president has called for the country's police force to be cleaned up, saying it has been "infiltrated by thugs".
More often than not, information smugglers prioritize things like click rates over hard-hitting public interest journalism.
27 March 2017
"I think the website and the content we publish on the Internet make memory. We have made memory with our videos and stories."
"Sina's grandfather was a martyr of the eight-year war. Sina himself served two years. Sina has more rights to this country than most of these authorities."
"...I knew I had to propagate the Yorùbá heritage to the world and the cheapest and easiest way to do that is via the international network of computers."
She promised to "heal the divide" in her victory speech, but her win was met with protests by pro-democracy activists.
26 March 2017
"They killed Miroslava for talking, for making information that society demands to be public, and for annoying the powerful, in all its forms."