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February, 2014

Stories from February, 2014

The Sustainable Fishing Practices of Dhivehi Reef Fishermen

Maldivian blogger Hani Amir writes about the traditional fishing methods of the reef fishermen of Maldives which include catching tons of fish with their hands, instead of nets or rods....

“A Trip He Will Not Forget”: Russian Man Flies to Tajikistan By Mistake

A young man did not check his ticket before departure and arrived in Tajikistan's Kurgan-Tyube instead of Russia's Kurgan.

Macedonians Prepare to March Against Poverty in Skopje

Macedonia, the most miserable country on earth according to The Economist, will unite in the fight against poverty on March 1, 2014 in Skopje.

Lebanese Blogger Discusses Women's Rights with First Lady

Lebanese blogger Mario Macaron sent an open letter addressed to Lebanon's First Lady, Wafaa Sleiman, on the issue of Women's Rights - and got a response, reports Joey Ayoub

Honduras Launches Online Dictionary of Indigenous Languages

A dictionary of Honduran indigenous languages was recently released online [es]. Honduran newspaper Tiempo [es] explains that this dictionary “registers the equivalent [words] in Spanish, chortí, garífuna, isleño, miskito, pech,...

27 Brazilian Songs Against Police Violence

Brazilian journalist and activist Carlos Carlos posted [pt] a list of the most important “Brazilian songs that denounce the police” on his blog, Bola e Arte. He explains: Now it is...

Kazakhstan's Charyn Canyon

Sergei Terekti presents [ru] a photo essay about his recent trip to Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan's own smaller version of the Grand Canyon in the United States: The main canyon is about...

Women Out For The Evening Risk Arrest in Turkmenistan

The Vienna-based opposition blog Chronicles of Turkmenistan reports that police in northern Turkmen town of Dashoguz raid cafes and restaurants in search of women out for the evening. According to the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Glitter Glee

I have been a hooved La Diablesse, a bolt of lighting, Thumbelina, Blight, and one of the Israelites leaving Egypt, among others. There was always some glitter involved. Glitter is...

It's Music Freedom Day on March 3!

19 musicians killed, and 7 abducted. 18 music creators imprisoned. These are just some of the reported cases of injustice against musicians recorded by the human rights organization Freemuse in...

How the Portuguese Influenced Indian Cuisine

During four centuries in India, the Portuguese left their mark on Indian cuisine. We look at just a few of the dishes that have Portuguese flavor.

Brazilian Activist's Video Satire Censored After Globo TV Claims Copyright

"The video that Globo doesn't wan't you to see", in which activist Rafucko exposes Globo's biased broadcast about demonstrations in Brazil.

[Photos]: Kolkata’s Street Dog Doctor

Kaushik Sengupta, a self-taught social documentary photographer, is the creator of a photo essay featuring Mr. Sandip Karan of Kolkata, India. Mr. Karan is known in his area as ‘street...

Mayoral Elections in Ecuador: Setback for the Government?

Preliminary results indicate that PAIS Alliance, Ecuador's ruling party, have lost the mayoral races in the country's five most populous cities: Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Manta and Santo Domingo.

Chinese Netizens React to Ukraine Revolution

While the current Ukraine revolution has many Chinese asking: “When are we going to take to the streets?”, netizens also learned from Ukraine that democracy isn’t the answer to all problems. Law...

Saving Primate Lemurs

A group of researchers from Madagascar, Canada, UK and USA published a detailed report in Science that alerts on the possible extinctions of 90% of the known lemurs of Madagascar following the...

One Third of Pregnancies Are Unintended in Burkina Faso

Social Researchers at L’Institut supérieur des sciences de la population (High Institute of Population Science) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso published a report entitled “Grossesses non désirées et avortements au Burkina :...

Chechen Dictator and Russian Nationalist NOT Taking Over Ukraine

As conflict in Ukraine's province of Crimea escalates, Internet hoaxes muddy the waters.

NASA's New Photo of North Korea

Any international readers interested in North Korea would probably come across at least once this famous photo of Korean peninsula from NASA demonstrating a stark difference in the light emission of two...

Caribbean: How the Media Shapes Perception

Both Venezuela and Haiti have been facing anti-government protests. However, the international media’s escalation of the Venezuelan crisis and their complete silence when it comes to Haiti, raises some important...

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