Stories from 18 May 2014
Colombia: 32 Children Die in Fire
Colombian outlets are reporting [es] the death of 32 children caused by fire in a bus, in the township of Fundación, in Magdalena, North of Colombia. The tragic event occured by noon on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Even though the facts are under investigation, there are speculations that the vehicle...
5 Things You Should Know About India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The controversial and charismatic Modi will soon be at the controls of the world's largest democracy. But who is he?
Guyana: Remembering Walter Rodney
I wish I could wish you a good afternoon. But I believe that if I could hear souls whisper…Dr. Rodney’s soul would say that it is not a good day. How can it be…when our children are being raped, beaten and shot…when the nation witnesses such injustice in silence? Sara...
“Ban” From Barbados Central Bank Prompts Defense of Press Freedom
Barbados' Central Bank Governor attempts to strip a newspaper of its privileges, prompting a barrage of blog posts questioning his suitability to the post and supporting freedom of the press.
Anti-China Protests Spread in Vietnam Over Oil Rig Dispute
Workers burned factories, rallies erupted across the country, and traders vowed not to sell Chinese goods after China installed an oil rig ‘inside’ the territorial waters of Vietnam.
VIDEO: Mining Mogul Brags About the Unbelievable “Deal” He Scored for Zambia's Copper
A video of the owner of Vedanta Resources bragging about the unbelievable deal he cut with Zambia’s government for a copper mine 9 years ago, has appalled many Zambians.
Southeast Asian Journalists Speak Out for Press Freedom
The views expressed by Southeast Asian journalists highlighted the continuing challenges and even growing difficulties faced by the press in the region.