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2 December 2013

Stories from 2 December 2013

Why Ukraine's Revolution Won't Spread to Russia

East of the border, Russian bloggers continue to take a keen interest in the developing situation, although there is little consensus about what the protests entail for Russia's own opposition.

New Museum in Medellín to Create Historic Memory About Colombia's Armed Conflict

The museum, the first in Colombia dedicated solely to the armed conflict, was designed as a space to reconstruct a history shrouded in violence and promote peaceful co-existence, according to...

Blogging the Simple and Impossible Task of Literary Translation

British writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn is blogging his progress as he translates Blue Flowers, a novel by Brazilian writer Carola Saavedra, from Portuguese into English, a process that “is both simple and...

INTERVIEW: Comics that Dispel Black Stereotypes in Brazil

"I imagine that a truly healthy society must recognize and engage in dialogue with the voices that arise from within its borders. "

Spain Regional Education Minister Steps in it with Translation Gaffe

Spain's Regional Minister of Education for the Balearic Islands, Joana Maria Camps (@joanamariacamps), has proven herself not very familiar with one of the most important studies on education: the Organisation for...

‘The Global Is Enriched by the Local': New French Webzine X, Y & Z

Global Voices speaks with Emmanuel Chila, the founder of new French community blog X, Y & Z.

“Lantern” Helps China's Web Users Dodge Censors Through Trusted Friends

A new circumvention software called Lantern has been launched in recent months. By inviting friends into a network, users can share their Internet connection within a trusted network.

#Euromaidan Protests: ‘We Fight to Remain Ukraine’

After police used brutal force to disperse week-long anti-government protests in Kyiv on November 30, protesters have returned to the streets in greater numbers and are demanding the government's resignation.

20 Bitter Voices Rise From Fukushima After Japan's 2011 Nuclear Disaster

"Lately there have been many times in which I’ve come to think that human beings are scarier than radiation", Fukushima residents comments curated on Buddhist blogpost.

China: Father's Role

Offbeat China introduced a new popular TV program called “Where Are We Going, Dad?”. The show arranges five celebrity dads and their young kids to fulfill various outdoor tasks in...

Popular Movie “Lost in Thailand” and the Chinese Dream

Peter Vernezze from Chengdu Living wrote a very elaborated interpretation of the low budget but record-breaking Chinese movie, Lost in Thailand, by looking into its reflection of middle class Chinese’...

Hong Kong: Action to Preserve the Tai Long Sai Country Park

Facebook campaign group, Save our Country Park, organized a hiking trip to Tai Long Sai Wan on December 1 to show their support to the government's plan to expand the...

Taiwan: Protest Against Legislation on Marriage Equality

The Legislative Yuan in Taiwan passed the first reading of the “marriage equality“ bill [zh] on Oct 25, 2013. On Nov 30, more than 300000 people protested against this bill,...

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