Stories about Western Europe from November, 2015
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’.
The Commonwealth youth leaders meeting in Malta want their governments to walk the talk.
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
The International Olympic Committee recognized public figures and organizations that have promoted the participation of women in all areas of sports.
"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.
In this episode, we talk about race, the politics of death and the unequal reactions to tragedies around the world.
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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.
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.
"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."
"In times of adversity, the true character of a community shows through. To those offering #PorteOuverte, you make me proud to be a human."
Is the world better suited for a climate change agreement than it was in 2009, when the last important negotiations took place?
"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..."
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.
"...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."
1918, 1938, 1989. 9 November is a significant day in German history. This year, it was hijacked by the far-right PEGIDA movement.