Stories about Weblog from January, 2019
As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.
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Mobile phone surveillance and physical spying were top concerns for foreign correspondents in China in 2018.
Lyrical sparring is intricately woven into the origins of calypso music, and its modern-day hybrid, soca.
Spiny Babbler, found only in Nepal, has fascinated ornithologists and birders all-over the world. It is threatened by the clearance of scrub for agriculture and the expansion of urban areas.
How did a magazine that enjoyed a cult status all over Yugoslavia seems to have betrayed its progressive values.
Maduro reportedly told members of the diplomatic corps that he had spoken to CARICOM leaders and was "open to mediation talks in 'Trinidad and Tobago or wherever'. . .
"It's not the fuel price increases, it's not the looming hunger. The most scary thing is that these guys in government are convinced that they are doing a good job."
Displaced farmers’ coalition reclaims their road to sustainable livelihoods 9 years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake
"We had nothing to fall back on, nothing to sell at the market. [...] What we suffered through the most was the loss of our dignity."
"Every year we are told that a house will be provided for us next year."
The police stated that at least two telecom employees used their offices to access information and tap calls which compromised national security. A third was accused of supporting the opposition.
"The question of political succession is a question of sovereignty. And sovereignty belongs to the people. It is not part of an ambassador's role to dictate Guinea's fate."
'Companies say they don't have profit, govt says it doesn't have money, ministers make so many promises[...] workers want only Rs. 1000 daily basic wage for the work they do'.
Biriyani might be considered the king of South Asian cuisine, but is it the national dish of Pakistan?
Many feel that an ill-informed public swayed the results of Taiwan's recent referendums.
"The Act on the surface professes online ‘Safety’, while its vagueness on responsible free speech leaves the act open to being a Trojan horse for online ‘Regulation’ and censorship."
Talks broke down on a major deal for a Sandals resort in Tobago. Environmentalists see it as a win, but tourism has to swallow its disappointment and press on.
Reports on poverty in Jordan have been absent since 2010, putting the government under fire for answers.
This is only the most recent episode in which Trukhanov or his subordinates have attacked journalists.
"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."