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2 April 2013

Stories from 2 April 2013

When Russians Don't Love Their Children

RuNet Echo

In the last year, the wellbeing of children in Russia has again found itself at the center of political debate. In just the last week, two figures commonly identified with...

Australia: Whistleblower Fires Coal Seam Gas Debate

A whistleblower has added fire to ongoing arguments about the environmental impact of the coal seam gas industry in Australia with revelations on ABCTV's 4 Corners program.

Racism in Costa Rican Football

‘Tribewanted’ Creates, Connects Eco-Villages

Chechen Leader's Tone-deaf Instagram Post

Report: Attacks on Argentinian Press Spiked in 2012

The Argentinian Journalism Forum released its 2012 edition of the Freedom of Expression Monitor, which reported a 41 percent rise in the number of attacks against the press. Political power...

Century-Old Trees Face the Axe in Brazil

Residents in host city Porto Alegre are threatening to climb and occupy century-old trees in Southern Brazil to save them from being axed for an expansion project in preparations for...

Foreign Investment Sidelines East Timorese

Chinese Teen Calls for Weibo Censorship

Hong Kong: International Pillow Fight 2013

Girls Are Told Not to Leave Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz parliament might soon ban girls under 23 years of age from leaving the country without parental consent. The bill which is aimed at preventing female migrants from becoming...

What do we do at Global Voices Catalonia?

On 27 February, the Global Voices international community of bloggers presented its Catalan edition in Barcelona. In this post we explain who we are, what we do and how to...

The Islamic Caliphate of North Korea