Stories from 14 January 2014
Aitezaz Hasan, Pakistan's Young Hero Who Took on a Suicide Bomber to Save his School
"We don’t need more Aitzazs’. Not one or one million. What we need is to be worthy of the one we lost."
Candidates Face Off in First Presidential Debate in El Salvador
Tim's El Salvador Blog summarizes the first presidential debate ever held in El Salvador: The three leading presidential candidates Norman Quijano (ARENA), Salvador Sánchez Cerén (FMLN), and Antonio Saca (Unidad), were joined on the stage by two minor candidates, Óscar Lemus (FPS) and René Rodríguez Hurtado (PSP). The debate had...
30 People in Greece Have a New Job, Thanks to a Twitter Hashtag
#aggeliesergasias (jobadverts) was created by user @dimitrischrid in the beginning of October to help social media users share information about job opportunities in Greece and abroad.
How Online Platforms Are Working to Save Angola's Languages
There are an estimated 37 languages and 50 dialects in Angola, and almost 8.5 million Angolans only speak national languages that aren't featured in any education or social programs.
Virtual Secret Santas – the Global Voices Way
So how do you keep someone virtually in suspense for a whole month, sending messages without revealing your identity? Here are a few tips from those who tried and succeeded!
‘Bangkok Shutdown’ Begins in Thailand
Opposition groups in Thailand aim to shutdown Bangkok for several days or until the prime minister is ousted. Thousands joined the first day of the protest