15 January 2014

Stories from 15 January 2014

Haiti, Four Years After

  15 January 2014

Four years after this tragedy, what have we done to change the living conditions of the people who are still living under makeshifts tents? What we have done to effectively rebuild a better country? Wadner Pierre reflects on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and considers the best way forward.

New Global Voices Podcast in Portuguese

  15 January 2014

The prolific team of Global Voices in Portuguese have launched a new monthly podcast, Vozes Globais, with alternative news gleaned from the internet in all Portuguese speaking countries. Portuguese journalist Vanessa Rodrigues (@lunacronica) is heading up the podcast in partnership with community radio station RadioManobras.pt. The goal is to partner...

Video: Music Parody about Food in China

  15 January 2014

“Rice, Rice baby” is a recent parody about the food culture in China from the expats’ point of view. The video is about how expats in China love the food but also are a little nervous of its effects.   The lyrics says: “Love it or leave it, you better...

Understanding Human Rights in Portuguese-Speaking Countries

  15 January 2014

[All links lead to Portuguese language pages, except where otherwise stated] The Portuguese language version of the educational manual for human rights “Understanding Human Rights” is available online. The website provides the complete manual in pdf format or divided into chapters, as well as training material, bibliographical references and institutional information specifically aimed at...

China's Viral Sex Education Videos

  15 January 2014

A small team has released a collection of one-minute childhood sex education videos on China's youku, China's YouTube. The videos, involving topics such as “Why Are Boys Different from Girls” and “Where Do Babies Come From?”, have become the second most popular search on Baidu and have drawn over one...

China's Train Ticket Website Sparks Fury Again

  15 January 2014

As millions go online to buy train tickets home for Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan 30 this year, users are shocked again at how inconvenient and inefficient the site is. Many have been complaining about the site since its debut in 2010, but it hasn't been improved. Many have...

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