Stories about Weblog from July, 2018
An interview with Alex Yakaumo, a permaculturalist who spends his time lecturing and running workshops about self-sustaining agricultural ecosystems in his community in Commewijne.
"Chávez's eyes are on display throughout Venezuela [...] All with the same intention [...] to tell us: "We are the power and we are watching you".
The message from Australia's human rights law conference: We cannot just “support human rights until it gets hard”.
On the heels of recent legislation in Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil and France, the latest draft laws on “fake news” come from Sudan and Russia.
Watchdog environmental organizations say at least 160,000-180,000 trees were felled since 2016, after the Polish government tripled the amount of wood to be harvested from Białowieża.
Maryam Palzigir's experience fought against both state censorship of artistic expression in Iran and now Western stereotypes of Iranians in the U.S.
"It’s sad to know that cow protection is more sacred than saving a human life...Are minorities in the country really being marginalized and treated as second-grade citizens?"
"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."
With frequent power cuts intensifying the effects of a brutal heatwave, people have taken to the streets to demand better public services, jobs and an end to corruption.
What makes the videos useful for travelers or anyone interested in Japan is each video includes annotations in English, with time stamps, of what particular sightseeing spot is on screen.
Municipal Guards for the city of Odessa attacked a group of journalists with teargas and rubber batons.
Petitioners say the system will monitor more than just revenues, warning that it will allow for easy government snooping on calls and messages.
Social media users are trying to combat harassment in Pakistan — but will state institutions do their part?
Aimal Khan's arrest following public outcry on social media is a good sign. But will justice prevail?
"A national carrier is something we have tried and failed multiple times...[On] what basis are you hopeful that an administration that has failed more than others will be successful?"
For over a decade, a series of similar scandals have plagued China's emerging pharmaceutical industry, and people seem to have lost faith.
"No #CNRP, no real #election! No voting, no dirty finger!"
In the run-up to Mali's 2018 presidential elections, will President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta survive his scandals?
"Malians have the right to question where the hundreds of billions are really going, which were approved for the army to be able to tackle the jihadist threat."
"That's partly why I’m here in Trinidad. It’s really important for us to have spaces and places where [such] concerns are central, in really deep, rigorous, creative, investigative, explorative ways."
"These pictures give us a clear message: security, awareness and gender equality. I wish to have such gatherings in all provinces."
The 'slashie', according to Hong Kong's media, is the worker who embraces the gig economy by choice rather than necessity. But is that an accurate portrait of all outsourced work?
A handy guide to the parties, the issues and what's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming general elections.