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15 November 2017

Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors

Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.

#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam

Global Voices Advocacy

Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.

14 November 2017

Jamaican Women Demand the Right to ‘Bare Arms’ at Government Offices

"There are Jamaicans who are being denied services that they are entitled to because of these dress codes [...] a serious issue to be addressed."

Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia

Global Voices Advocacy

"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."

In India, Class and Gender Inequities Impede Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims

Global Voices Advocacy

"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."

12 November 2017

As the MENA Region Heats Up, UN Climate Change Talks are Under Pressure

"The Arab region is currently suffering from drought, which is only the beginning of the consequences of climate change. Discussions should take into account the communities most affected."

Albanian Activists Hold Two-Day Protest Against the Building of Hydropower Plants in Valbona National Park

There are three hydropower plants under construction, and eight more are being considered by the Ministry of Energy in the pristine natural heritage areas across Albania.

In a Video Testimony, Mothers Expose Horrible Situation Inside a Venezuelan Children's Hospital

For many of the families affected, the true epidemic is the mismanagement of the government.

A Look Inside China's Propaganda Bureaucracy

Global Voices Advocacy

How powerful is the Publicity Department of China's Communist Party? This article explores the history, functions, and expanding role of China's propaganda bureaucracy.

11 November 2017

Female-Run Restaurant Bends Back Social Barriers in Pakistan's Quetta

"Years ago, women’s lives were limited to the four walls of the house in Hazara Town, but it is no longer the case now."

Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action

“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about it.”

10 November 2017

Amid the Vast Universe of the ‘Valerian’ Movie, Ukraine Gets a Special Shout-Out

The opening scenes of the film include a Ukrainian cosmonaut crew lead by a woman with the country's flag on her sleeve.

Traveling Japan by Bus… on YouTube

One YouTube user has traveled from one end of Japan to the other by local bus, uploading video of the entire trip.

Maung Maung Has Spent a Lifetime Collecting Gramophone Records in Myanmar

The retired police officer, teacher, and lawyer has amassed a collection of more than 100,000 gramophone records over six decades.

9 November 2017

Freedom of Expression or ‘Obscene Representation'? The Case Against Indian Cartoonist Bala G

Global Voices Advocacy

"The incident made me think that my children were burning. I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage."

Meet Khazar Fatemi, a Swedish Journalist Still Searching for the Afghanistan She Left Behind

"For me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought so hard for."

Humanitarian Crisis Escalates at Australia's Refugee Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea

Catastrophe looms with food, water, electricity and health services cutoff to asylum seekers refusing to leave Australia's former Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea.

One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.

8 November 2017

Macedonian Fugitives from Justice Seek Refuge in Hungary

On 18 October, former secret policemen Goran Grujovski and Nikola Boshkovski were apprehended by Greek authorities at Thessaloniki airport while attempting to board a flight bound for Budapest.

A One-Two Punch of Natural Disasters in Cuba’s Camagüey

Hurricanes go, but in Camagüey the victims stay. Irma was the final blow after the tornado that battered them on 29 August 2017.

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