Stories from 27 March 2014
Russian lawmakers are toying with the idea of levying extremism charges against bloggers who “incite xenophobic attitudes” when writing about the Crimea.
Data journalism in West Africa often must work against a lack of data, funds and regulation.
People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.
Egyptian blogger Nadia El Awady wrote a blog post in which she questions if women wearing Hijab face discrimination in western countries or not. Nadia, as an Egyptian who grew up in the US and lived prolonged periods in Europe, adds from her personal experience in regards to reactions she...
Saudi Arabian blogger Hala Al-Dosari shares on her blog an interesting piece from an annual publication by the Wislon’s Center on women in the MENA Region. The publication suggests that 2014 might be a potentially promising year for women status in Saudi Arabia.
On the fifteenth anniversary of the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia, NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu retweeted a tweet by Kosovo Minister of European Integration Vlora Citaku, causing controversy and angering many.
Insurgents near the Iran-Pakistan border abducted five soldiers in February and have reportedly killed one of their prisoners, Jamshid Danaeifard. #FreeIranianSoldiers say Iranians on Twitter.
The revival of knights and dames had Australians all atwitter.
Bedridden with a chronic illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis, online media virtuoso Jen Brea is launching a new interactive video series using Google Hangout called Thrive Show on how to live well with invisible and chronic illnesses. The first episode is today, March 27, and features a conversation with Eva Hagberg,...
Three days ago, MGIMO University fired Professor Andrei Zubov for so-called academic misconduct. His supposed crime was writing an antiwar op-ed criticizing Russia's intervention in Ukraine.