Stories about Weblog from April, 2017
29 April 2017
Jamaica Carnival is still considered an import from Trinidad and Tobago, but that doesn't mean that Jamaicans haven't been embracing the festival and its economic benefits.
In Assefa’s death, one may find the sadness of exile, something which is both deeply personal and political.
A Japanese cabinet minister's insensitive remarks spurred a popular Twitter hashtag supporting Japan's northeastern Tohoku region, as well as the minister's resignation.
It began with a video of Liban Adam drinking a giant bowl of camel’s milk and ended in a one-month $80,000 fundraiser.
28 April 2017
Protesters are taking a stand against a series of austerity reforms hastily pushed by Brazilian President Temer, who enjoys a substantial legislative majority and support from businesses, despite sinking popularity.
Rafael Braga Vieira: Symbol of Institutionalized Racism and Criminalized Poverty in Brazilian Justice
Braga was homeless and collecting recyclables to survive when he arrested the first time. But that was just the beginning of a darker saga.
"...I am afraid of going to a hospital. I’m afraid they will find me and kill me…I haven’t stepped outside my house in the last eight days."
Under China's "stability control" measures, it is increasingly common for netizens who are critical of the government to be summoned or detained by police.
"By presenting the other side to the Kashmir storyline, the locals once again were able to own....the highly complex and conflicted Kashmir narrative."
27 April 2017
"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".
“The Internet was created as a special project by the CIA,” Vladimir Putin announced three years ago. Since then, Russian authorities’ faith in the Internet has declined even further.
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
26 April 2017
Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.
Hours after the story broke, the restaurant owner clarified that the fight began because the woman wanted to split the bill, but the man did not.
To learn more about the lives of Indians in Donald Trump's America, Global Voices spoke to two Indian young men about their aborted plans to study in the United States.
25 April 2017
Might online support for a small Trinidadian artist be the spark that finally creates sustainable display spaces for public art in the capital city?
It was the first successful referendum since Macedonia gained independence 26 years ago.
23 April 2017
"This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken," according to a statement released by Marvel Comics.