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· April, 2015

Stories about Western Europe from April, 2015

27 April 2015

Following Hundreds of Deaths at Sea, a ‘Die-In’ in France Calls for EU Migrant Reform

The number of migrants killed while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have increased dramatically. Still the European Union's priorities don't seem to be about saving lives.

26 April 2015

Eritrean Man Recalls Near-Death Journey Across Mediterranean, Says He Wouldn't Do It Again

"We are not trying to make our lives better, just sleep in a better bed...it’s a basic question about basic human rights," says Daniel Habtey.

25 April 2015

Millions of People Around the World Commemorate the Armenian Genocide

Millions of Armenians and supporters around the world commemorated the Armenian Genocide Centennial.

22 April 2015

Angola: Award-Winning Journalist Faces Trial Over ‘Blood Diamonds’ Investigation

Global Voices Advocacy

Jonathan McCully contributed to this report. Last month, Rafael Marques de Morais was awarded the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Journalism for his “impactful, original, and unwavering investigative...

What Do Africans Think of the Film ‘Timbuktu’ About Life Under Islamic Militants?

In Africa, opinions are divided on the Mauritanian film "Timbuktu." Some love it, others think external factors are the reason for its success.

20 April 2015

Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain

Although Spain is one of the world's more tolerant countries in regards to LGBT rights, its governmental institutions are not as inclined to granting asylum.

18 April 2015

In Finland's ‘Open Prisons,’ Inmates Have the Keys

How did Finland move from having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons.

14 April 2015

Inside Amsterdam’s ‘New University’ Student Occupation

The Bridge

Journalists and photographers Roberto Pizzato and Nicola Zolin offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the "New University" movement's two-month student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.

8 April 2015

How Not to Write About Smartphones and Spain

The Bridge

In defence of Spain's right to be portrayed accurately—and as smartphone-addicted as everybody else.

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