Stories from 17 December 2013
Misuse of National Flag Causes a Stir in Tajikistan
An image of a Tajik flag used to collect trash has angered social media users in the country.
Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary
Global Voices interviews Anita Haidary, an Afghan women's rights activists and co-founder of an organization that works to empower women across Afghanistan.
Explaining the Evergrowing Tradition of “Chanté Nwèl” (Singing Christmas) in the French West Indies
Between late November and December 25, a unique tradition is taking place every year in the Francophone Caribbean islands, especially in Martinique and Guadeloupe. “Chanté Nwel” [fr] is a time when people come together to not only sing traditional Christmas songs but also share a meal as a community. Although the...
Meet 5 Brazilian Women Who Do What They Love and Love What They Do
These interviews, together with beautiful photos, are from a digital fortnightly magazine that tells the story and the creative process of Brazilians who love what they do.
Mexico's Congress Approves Energy Reform Bill Ending State Oil Monopoly
Mexico's Senate approves an energy reform bill that will end a 75-year state oil monopoly and open the door to private national and international investment.
Chungui: Digging up the Horror of Terrorism in Peru
30 years ago, hundreds of people were victims of terrorism in the remote communities of Chungui and Oreja de Perro.
Official Chinese Patriotism: Without Motherland, You Are Nothing!
A widely circulated post "Without the motherland, you are nothing" has gone viral on the Chinese Internet since November, sparking heated discussions over the meaning of patriotism.