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1 April 2013

Stories from 1 April 2013

Filmmakers Crowdfund Documentary on Paraguay's ‘Recycled Orchestra’

In a slum outside Asunción, Paraguay, where a violin costs more than a house, musician Fabio Chavez is transforming children's lives by teaching them to play music with instruments made...

With China's Hottest Social Network in Danger, Netizens Cry: Hands Off!

Weixin, a free mobile communications app with about 300 million total users has grown rapidly domestically and internationally since 2010. Recently the Chinese government suggests Tencent, the operator of Weixin,...

Anonymous Brazil Report on Controversial Preacher

Al Jazeera: Amplifying (Global Voices) Women's Voices

Global Voices women rose to the challenge when Al Jazeera's Opinion editor announced he wished to flip the gender ratio that typically rules in the media, publishing 80/20 in favor...

What will New WICB President bring to West Indies Cricket?

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the governing body for the sport of cricket in the region, recently elected Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron to be its new president. Cameron, who was...

Global Voices Adds Corporate Jargon to Its Roster of Languages

Starting April 1, 2013, Global Voices will begin translating its content into its most obscure language to date: corporate jargon.

Bangladesh Authorities Go After Bloggers, Claim They Are ‘Anti-Muslim’

As deadly clashes between Islamist activists and authorities continue to escalate religious tensions in Bangladesh, the country's telecommunications authority is making moves to silence bloggers deemed anti-Muslim or anti-state. Award-winning...

First Dead Pigs, Now Dead People

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