1 January 2013

Stories from 1 January 2013

Our Global Voices in 2012

  1 January 2013

Social media around the globe has been buzzing with important stories that have been missed by mainstream media, and we've been filling that void all year. Here are some highlights from our 2012 coverage.

Bangladesh: Another Indigenous Girl Raped and Killed

  1 January 2013

Once again an indigenous girl was killed in Bangladesh after being brutally raped. The victim, Khomaching Marma (14) was a student of class eight. This brutal rape and murder once again has spread anger and rage across the country. Netizens also protested.

Chobi Mela VII Is Coming

  1 January 2013

Chobi Mela, the largest biennial international festival of photography in Asia, is coming to Bangladesh capital again. 34 artists from 23 countries will exhibit their work at Chobi Mela VII during 25th January – 7 February 2013 in Dhaka. Chobi Mela Blog has details.

Reasons to Celebrate the New Year

  1 January 2013

Uruguayan blogger Anna Donner Rybak lists many reasons [es] for celebrating the arrival of a new year, even though many can find it “ridiculous”: Many people say they are fed up with these times of Santa Clauses, of people that are happy, many say say many things. It might be...

“Should Women Be Pretty?”

  1 January 2013

That's the question raised by Nathy2310 from Costa Rica on her blog post “Women, should they be pretty?” and writes [es]: Today I want to tell all those women who criticize other females’ bodies: THAT'S ENOUGH!!! Stop demanding women to have svelte bodies, magazine women bodies, stop watching them with...

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