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20 December 2013

Stories from 20 December 2013

Don't Just Retweet Blood Donation Requests. Donate!

Votes Cast in the Madagascar Presidential Elections Runoff

Hoping for a new start after a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy citizens went to the polls to select a new president on December 20.

Egypt: 27 Photographs from Hala'ib

Bahrain Preacher: “Celebrating National Day is a Sin”

Bahraini blogger Manaf Al Muhandis tweets from a sermon before Friday prayers in Bahrain, in which the preacher declares that celebrating National Day is a sin.

South Korean Education Ministry Discourages Students’ Poster Movement

The Postcolonialist Calls for Submissions on ‘Sites of Home’

How do police lineups in Lebanon work?

Jihadists Online: The Dark Side of the Internet

Video Appeal: What You Don't Know About The Places We're From

For our 2013 end-of-year campaign we asked members of the Global Voices family to fill you in on what their countries are really about.

Unconditional Basic Income for All Europeans

GV Face

In this episode of GV Face we speak to activists gathering signatures and raising awareness about the need for "basic income" - no work required - in Europe.

Syria: The Free Women of Darayya

Darayya's Free Women have engaged in numerous protests and initiatives since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, in the spring of 2011. Today, they work from exile - and prison.

Without Regulation, India's Domestic Workers Face Low Pay and Other Abuses

The dramatic arrest of India's deputy consul in New York Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud for overstating the wages of her housekeeper has renewed concern for domestic workers.

Coup Attempt? Ethnic Conflict? Figuring Out the Crisis in South Sudan

Political strife and 500 civilians already reported dead: what, exactly, is behind the current crisis in the world's newest nation?

‘We Are Not Fine!’ Posters Go Viral at South Korea's Universities

One student's handwritten poster hung on his university's bulletin board voicing his frustration with social justice has gone viral in South Korea and inspired others to do the same.

Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2013 in Japan

Indie Voices: Connecting Investors With Journalism Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Photos of Mass Candlelight Rallies in South Korea

7 Amazing Vintage Photos of 19th-Century Japan

Take a look at what life was like in Japan some 150 years ago, thanks to a series of photos that recently entered the public domain.

Japan's Open Data Catalog Launches Beta Version

Chinese Film Director Feng Xiaogang on Censorship

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