Stories from 9 January 2014
This question, posed by a University of Michigan study, is drawing laughs – and criticism online.
Kwon Eun-hee, a policewoman and ex-chief investigator at Seoul Suseo Police station, revealed last summer that her team had received pressures and ‘unreasonable orders’ from superiors to reduce the scope of an investigation into the spy agency election manipulation scandal. Although net users lauded Kwon, her bold act seems to...
"Wasn't the election for everybody? So why are Hindus being targeted? Or did only Hindus vote? So are they not free to exercise their rights?"
Amidst economic difficulties and bureaucratic obstacles, Peruvian volunteer firefighters manage to carry out their tasks with no other interest than serving the community.
The Humans of Shanghai page was created in March 2013 and features scenes of daily life in the Chinese metropolis.
Salvadorans will go to the polls on February 2, 2014, to elect a new president. Jorge Kawas in PulsAmerica explains: Polls show that the election will be a close call between the left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional – FMLN) and the right-wing...
Boubacar Sanso Barry for Guinée Conakry Info wrote an in-depth report on the undercovered issue of violence against women in Guinea. Even though the National Agency on Gender reports that 80% of Guinean women were victims of psychological or physical abuse [fr], the topic seems to be too often ignored...
Fundación MEPI monitored and analyzed crime reporting during 2012 to identify how the Honduran press works and to determine the level of self-censorship that could exist in this country.
Filmmakers explore Japan's under-documented emerging generation of mixed race Japanese who refer to themselves as 'hafu'.
Against a backdrop of politics and problems, music in Taiwan really rocked in 2013.
Japanese researchers have published a digital archive of the recovery process of one of the areas hardest hit 2004 tsunami, the Indonesian province of Aceh.
A recent study found that residents in the area of a petrochemical processing plant have increased exposure to several toxic air pollutants, including carcinogens.