21 April 2013

Stories from 21 April 2013

The Future of a Community Library in Puerto Rico is Threatened

  21 April 2013

Library users were saddened to learn that this local institution would be closed until further notice because of insufficient funds to repair its damaged roof. The Library is exploring sources of financial assistance to meet immediate needs and protect its collection.

Detained and Desperate – Undocumented Migrants in Greece

  21 April 2013

Stories of despair were transmitted through Twitter, when politicians, journalists and anti-racism activists visited a detention facility within the Drapetsona police station in Piraeus city, where more than 100 unauthorized migrants are living in cramped, dark and deplorable conditions. GV author Maria Sidiropoulou was among the visiting delegation and reports.

What Malaysians Expect in the General Elections

  21 April 2013

With the 13th General Elections drawing closer, many Malaysians have turned to the internet for news and other information, as well as posting their thoughts on the election. Malaysians are mostly concerned about the economy, the rising cost of living, as well as more government transparency

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Dark Times, Black Humor”

  21 April 2013

A Sarajevo-based Boston native writes on Notes from Sarajevo Tumblr blog that “the last few days [since the Boston Marathon bombings] have served as a reminder of Bosnia’s particularly dark brand of humor”: […] To be sure, friends and colleagues here have been kind and considerate, asking if everyone I...

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