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11 May 2014

Stories from 11 May 2014

Serbia Mourns British-Serbian Legend Timothy John Byford

Author, actor, educator, television and film director Timothy John Byford died in Belgrade on May 5, 2014, after a long illness. Born in Salisbury, England, Byford spent most of his...

Macedonian Blogger Warns About Resurgent Neo-Nazi Iconography

Commemorating Victory in Europe Day, Macedonian blog Anfas (“en face“) recently documenting images used by Facebook users to warn about resurgent fascism in a post titled “Images of shame –...

Death and Twitter: Reports from Ukraine

Today Russian journalist Ilya Azar reported on Twitter that members of Ukraine's newfangled National Guard had fired on civilian bystanders in Krasnoarmeysk.

After Six Months, Typhoon Haiyan Victims Continue to Demand Relief and Justice in the Philippines

Six months after a powerful storm displaced millions of residents in central Philippines, survivors continue to demand relief and justice. Lack of government rehabilitation master plan also slowing recovery.

It is a Tough Job Being an Opposition Leader in Zambia

Gershom Ndhlovu explains why it is a tough job being an opposition leader in Zambia: It is really a tough job to be an opposition leader in Zambia. You have...

Local or International School? The Dilemma Facing Expats in Hong Kong

International schools are expensive, but local schools often require Cantonese skills. What's an expat parent to do?

‘Worsening’ Human Rights Situation in Vietnam

The Vietnam Human Rights Network released its 2013 report about the ‘worsening’ human rights situation in Vietnam: …the human rights situation in Vietnam took a turn for the worse in...

Dictatorship is Over But Press Freedom Still Under Threat in Myanmar

The Irrawaddy underscored the continuing difficulties experienced by Myanmar journalists despite the reforms implemented by the government …despite the ostensible changes in the way the government treats the media, the...

Tiananmen Square Protest in Review

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protest in China. To commemorate the protest, CHINA DIGITAL TIMES is posting a series of original news articles from 1989 from...

China: Desperate Woman

Could she be heard without stripping off her clothes? What does that tell about a country? Liuzhou Laowai commented on a local news about a desperate young woman, stripped off,...

Reflections on Mother's Day

Mother's Day is here and Claudia Díaz from Mexico writes [es] on PlayMommy about mothers that will celebrate this occasion from her own experience. My first Mother's Day was very...

Mothering Tech Savvy Children

Julia Cuéllar gets inspiration from the book Los bárbaros [The Barbarians; es], essays about mutation, by Alessandro Baricco, to reflect on Mujeres Construyendo [Building Women], about maternity in times of...

Viral Video: Three Types of Girl Friends in Hong Kong

The video is about Hong Kong male netizens’ stereotype of girls from local Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas born Chinese. Tom Grundy from Hong Wrong has the English translation...

Russians Hate Eurovision's Bearded-Lady Champion

On the Internet, Russians have reacted to Wurst’s victory with a mix of humor and homophobia.

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