Stories about Western Europe from November, 2015
Sahand Sahebdivani: ‘The Main Thing That Storytelling Does Is It Makes You Human’
In the second part of this interview, Sahand Sahebdivani delves deeper into cultural encounters through stories and the way technology can bring us closer: ‘We’re constantly bombarded by people’s stories’.
Commonwealth Youth Demand That Leaders Stop Talking and Act
The Commonwealth youth leaders meeting in Malta want their governments to walk the talk.
If You Want to Know What #1in5Muslims Thinks, Don't Ask UK Newspaper The Sun
The British tabloid inspired the hilarious hashtag after twisting the results of an already dubious telephone poll into the Islamaphobic headline: "1 in 5 Brit Muslims' sympathy for jihadis".
Following Hostage Crisis, Mali Celebrates Its Heroes and Gets Back to Work
Grateful for its heroes, Mali has already resumed its ordinary economic activities, ignoring the risk of more attacks and the national state of emergency (which is still in force).
Molenbeek, the Complex Reality of a Community Vilified by the Media
In the heart of the Belgian capital lies Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, a low-income community with a connection to those suspected of carrying out the attacks on Paris and other acts of violence.
Greece's Opposition Party Loses Its Own Election
Greek netizens mock the country's chief opposition party, New Democracy, for failing to hold internal party elections, leading to a fiasco with hilarious online reactions.
Amsterdam’s Sahand Sahebdivani and His Storytelling Phenomenon
In this two-part conversation with Global Voices, Sahand Sahebdivani talks about cultural encounters, female heroes in Persian mythology, the power of storytelling, and the idea of hybrids of cultural exchange.
Women Recognized for Their Contributions to Sports
The International Olympic Committee recognized public figures and organizations that have promoted the participation of women in all areas of sports.
On Covering the Paris Attacks, and Other Thoughts on Journalism
"Landing in Paris a day after the attacks with 24 hours to tell a story. Go where? Talk to whom?" An Iranian journalist reflects on his craft and its context.
GV Face: On Beirut and Paris, Why Some Tragedies Grab the World's Attention and Others Don't
In this episode, we talk about race, the politics of death and the unequal reactions to tragedies around the world.
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The Refugees Stopping at Vienna's Train Station of Hope
A look back at the scenes at Vienna's central train station in September, two months before the deadly violence from which many refugees are fleeing would touch Beirut and Paris.
How Popular Perceptions of Climate Change Have Changed Since the Copenhagen Talks
Ahead of the climate change talks in Paris, a look at how the situation surrounding climate change has evolved since the last important negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009.
After the Paris Attacks: For It to Be Unity, It Can't Be Partial
"Scrolling up and down Facebook, reading impressions, testimonials, opinions, statistics, I see that the main victims of the attacks are people of all colours, and over 15 nationalities."
The Best of Paris Shines Through During Its Worst of Times
"In times of adversity, the true character of a community shows through. To those offering #PorteOuverte, you make me proud to be a human."
As UN Climate Talks Approach, a Look at What's Changed Since Copenhagen
Is the world better suited for a climate change agreement than it was in 2009, when the last important negotiations took place?
The Streets of Paris Are as Familiar to Me as the Streets of Beirut
"We do not get a "safe" button on Facebook. We do not get late night statements from the most powerful men and women alive and millions of online users..."
Thousands March Against Gender Violence in Spain
Even at a moment like this, after such a display of support from the public, feminists are hardly celebrating. Just days after the mass protest, crime stats are rising again.
On French TV, Iran's President Plays Down Women's Facebook Protest Against Hijab
"...the law that made hijab mandatory in Iran is in part due to your own writings. You are responsible and now that you are in power you must be accountable."
November 9 in Germany: A Day for Surmounting Physical and Cultural Walls
1918, 1938, 1989. 9 November is a significant day in German history. This year, it was hijacked by the far-right PEGIDA movement.
Music Was the Path to Financial Independence for This Indian Woman
Tritha Sinah fronts the band Tritha Electric. Growing up in Kolkata she says music was her way to financial independence and liberation.