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April, 2014

Stories from April, 2014

Kyrgyz Parliament Considers Anti-Gay Law

The parliament of Kyrgyzstan is considering a bill that criminalizes any activity seen as promoting “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations”. Very similar to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law, the...

Bektau-Ata, Kazakhstan's “Kingdom of Unearthly Beauty”

A group of Kazakhstani bloggers recently returned from a trip to Bektau-Ata mountain tract which has been described as “a kingdom of unearthly beauty, full of grandeur and freedom”. One of...

Army Drafters “Do Not Give a Damn About the President” in Tajikistan

In mid-February 2014, the president of Tajikistan ordered [ru] that recruitment offices stop using “illegal practices” in drafting young men into the army. Blogger Rustam Gulov who has written much...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Implications of Style

When you see your reflection, are you seeing you or an amalgamation of your racial, historical and social complications? Tillah Willah blogs about the “self-schism that exists [and the] ways...

‘I Saw You On The Train': Falling in Love on Portugal's Public Transport

A Facebook page called Vi-te No Comboio [pt] (I Saw You On The Train) aims to gather and share the stories of anonymous people who meet on the train and take an...

Puerto Rican feminist organization Taller Salud Celebrates 35 years

The feminist grassroots organization Taller Salud [es] (@tsalud), which focuses on education and prevention in the areas of sexual and reproductive rights in Puerto Rico, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Thirty-five years...

Does Kyrgyzstan Need A Putin?

There is only one Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, but does a fledgling democracy like Kyrgyzstan need its own version?

YouTube Video Series ‘Argumentos’ Offers Insight Into Venezuelan Conflict

'Arguments' is a series of videos on YouTube that offers insights across Venezuelan society through the opinions of various personalities who know about the reality of the country.

Fighting “Breast Ironing” in Cameroon

Josiane Kouagheu wrote a passionated blog post [fr] against breast ironing [fr] practice in Cameroon: Je n’ai jamais voulu parler de ce sujet trop sensible. Il me touche. Dans tous les sens, j’ai...

When Will Impunity End for Slave Traders in Mauritania ?

A protest coordinated by several Mauritanian civil society organizations and political parties was held on April 29, 2014 in Nouakchott. The protest was initiatied by members of Haratin tribe who...

Does the Caribbean Sanction Violence against Children?

A blog that discusses issues of violence, sexual assault and child abuse is infuriated at Caribbean governments' response to recent allegations of child exploitation in some state institutions.

Robert Antoni Wins 2014 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Jamaican diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp reports that Robert Antoni, author of “As Flies to Whatless Boys”, has won the 2014 One Caribbean Media Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, while Repeating...

The Subway: The Arteries of New York City

Bringing together art, culture, and urban legends, New York City's subway system inspires mixed feelings in its customers.

VIDEO: Serbian Child Prodigy's Drawings Stun the Art World

Dušan Krtolica is an 11-year-old artist from Belgrade that has taken the local and regional art world by storm with his exquisitely detailed pen and pencil drawings of complex animals,...

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

Fans in Skopje Gather to Exchange Football Stickers

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday afternoon in a downtown park in Skopje to exchange stickers of the official Football FIFA World Cup album on April 28, 2014. In Macedonia,...

How to Rent an Apartment in China

Chengdu Living teaches readers how to rent an apartment in China without going through the agent by giving a 5 step-to-step guide.

China: Party Mouthpiece Urges Not to Use Non-Chinese Words

The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily has been advocating the public to stop the direct use of non-Chinese words such as “iPhone” and “Wi-fi” in the Chinese language. Anthony...

Reconstruction of Historical Memory: Voice of Mass Sterilizations Victims in Peru

With the aim of collecting 3,000 signatures, the association MujeresMundi just launched a petition in the online platform Change.org requesting the Peruvian State a reconstruction of the historical memory in...

Spare the Rod, 10 Tips From a Peaceful Parent

After people applauded the discipline in a viral video of a mother hitting her child in Trinidad, our Caribbean editor felt compelled to share her thoughts on peaceful parenting.

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