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7 February 2014

Stories from 7 February 2014

Pakistani Superhero Ms. Marvel

It's a comic book. And yet, while I did a lot of laughing [it's got a lot of funny moments] I also couldn't stop the tears. Because I was so...

Anniversary of The Shahbag Movement

February 5th marks the one year of the Shahbag Movement in Bangladesh. A three day long event (5-7 of February) was celebrated in the country and abroad to mark this...

Russian Commentator Mistakes Uzbekistan for Tajikistan at Olympics Opening Ceremony

A renowned Russian sports commentator mistook Uzbekistan's national team for that of Tajikistan in a live broadcast from the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Change From the Ground Up in War-Torn Central African Republic

Second part of the interview with Michel Besse and the ATD Fourth World Team in Bangui about how to support Central Africa.

Film Shows How ‘Development’ Turns Tribal People Into Beggars

A new film, ‘There You Go!’, has been launched by Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, which takes a satirical look at how tribes are often destroyed...

Caribbean: Discrimination is Discrimination

Groundation Grenada has partnered with Trinidad-based artist Joshua Lu “to create a visual campaign to draw analogies between sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination and other forms of discrimination.” Check out the...

Caribbean Numbers Involved in Telephone Phishing Scam

Caribbean telephone numbers are now being used as part of a "one ring" telephone phishing scam; netizens are using social media to complain and to warn others about the racket.

The French Expatriate Perspective on France's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

The immigration debate is taking center stage in the public conversation of France. French citizens living abroad have a different perspective on the issue.

When Genocide is, apparently, a Laughing Matter

French humorist Nicolas Canteloup has come under fire for a sketch making light of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda [fr]. Following the outrage,  Mr Canteloup has yet to apologize for the...

Puerto Rico’s Debt Downgraded to “Junk” Status

While the government tries to inspire confidence in the public, citizens fear the worse.

Last Chance to Submit Papers for Re:Publica 2014

The organizers of Re:Publica in Berlin, Germany have extended the deadline for submission of papers for speaking topics to February 7, 2014. The topic for this year's conference, which typically...

Why You Should Stop Saying ‘Venezuelan Women are Beautiful’

The pressure to conform to an impossible standard of beauty was, and is, incredible. Why? Because if you do not nip, tuck, fill and blow-dry your way towards “beauty,” then...

Uruguayan ‘Asado’, Much More Than Just a Barbecue

No-one, or almost no-one, prepares an 'asado' (barbecue) for themselves alone. The 'asado' is a reason to meet, an excuse for a get-together, to bring together those who are separated.

Brazilian TV Comes Out of the Closet With Highly Anticipated Gay Kiss

Broadcast on a television soap opera to millions of Brazilians, a gay kiss has scored a goal in the fight against homophobia.

Pre-Registration Open for Brazil's Global Internet Governance Event

In preparation for the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance that will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 23-24 April 2014, the organizers are now accepting...

Asking After Prisoners’ Screams Lands Angolan Journalist in Jail

A journalist passes by a police station in a town of the outskirts of Luanda, the capital of Angola, and hears prisoners screaming. He enters the police station to ask what is...

5 YouTube Channels African Food Lovers Should Watch

Learn how to make pilau, peanut soup, chapati flatbread, banana fritters, and more.

A Riot Within Pussy Riot?

"Since we are now on opposite sides of the barricades with Nadya and Masha, separate us. Remember, we are no longer Nadya and Masha, they are no longer Pussy Riot."

Chinese Cuisine Documentary ‘Bite of China’ a Visual Feast

Archaeologist K.C. Chang observed that “Chinese people are especially preoccupied with food” and that “food is at the center of, or at least it accompanies or symbolizes, many social interactions.”

Meet the Hard-Working Ukrainians Helping to Keep #Euromaidan Alive

Euromaidan participant and Global Voices author Alya Shandra describes in detail some of the profiles of fellow Euromaidan protesters and citizens of Ukraine.

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