Stories from 20 February 2014
On February 19 internet users from different cities started to report irregularities by police officers, the National Guard and some armed civilian groups in motorbikes.
Struggling with learning French? Don't despair! You are not alone, say Global Voices French translators.
After almost three months of constant protests in Ukraine's major cities, President Yanukovych's government declared de facto martial law in the country. Violent clashes have spread beyond the capital.
The live video streaming platform Ustream is offering citizen journalists the opportunity to apply for free pro accounts and publicity for any innovative use of video for breaking news, activism, and social good. Ustream has recently supported three live channels broadcasting from Ukraine's #EuroMaidan protests, including the popular channel Spilno.tv....
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is no stranger to controversy.
A student in Kyiv, Ukraine tweeted from morning till past midnight on the day of a violent standoff between protesters and police led to as many as 25 deaths and hundreds wounded.
‘Koreans living in Japan‘ is a vague word glueing very different groups together under the same umbrella term. Based on their affiliation to North/South Korea and the timing of diaspora (whether it happened before/after the Japanese imperial rule during the World War 2 ear), each sub-group goes by a different name,...
In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme "I Love the Internet," check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.
A New York Times story about Spain has once again made headlines in Spain. Why does the country care so much about the American paper's coverage?
Jabeur Mejri jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons was pardoned, the president's office announced Wednesday [Feb 19, 2014].
"Seriously, 13 wounded armed cops equals urban warfare"
India's "common people" were hopeful when anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party took victory in Delhi assembly elections. But after only 49 days in office, Kejriwal resigned.
Genesis Carmona died of a gunshot wound to the head. She is the latest casualty in the ongoing demonstrations taking place in the country.
Inspired by Cindy Breakspeare's recent lecture on Bob Marley, Annie Paul republishes a 2007 interview she did with her, in which Breakspeare discusses her youth, her Jamaican-ness and of course, meeting Bob.
Ten college students were killed and 105 injured in a building collapse during a university's orientation.
Whenever the authorities in Dushanbe launch a redevelopment project, they start by felling trees. Over the last decade, Tajikistan's capital has lost thousands of trees.