Stories from 13 June 2014
Why Some Minorities in France Vote for the Far-Right Political Party Front National
Front National has a hardline position on immigration, but people of non-French origin did vote for the party. Some said they were concerned about the country's declining economy.
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are Blocked in Iraq
Local media and at least one ISP are reporting that the Ministry of Communications ordered Internet providers to shut down Google and social media sites, fearing security risks.
Do #IWantToBelieve in Mexico's National Football Team?
On his blog Se hace camino al andar (We walk to make the way), Mexican Andrés Mayorquín expresses his opinion [es] about the participation of Mexican national football team in Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 and the hashtag on Twitter to support it #Quierocreer (I want to believe): Personalmente se me...
How a Spat Over Prize Money Nearly Kept Cameroon from Playing in the World Cup
The Indomitable Lions players refused to leave their hotel unless they were paid their share of the World Cup prize money that FIFA gives to each participating country.
Fighting for the Human Right to Water in Mexico City
Access to water is a fundamental right in Mexico and several initiatives are being discussed to ensure that right.
The Launch of Rising Voices Amazonia Microgrants
Are you a community working for, from, or in the Amazon and need funding and support for an idea of how participatory media can help tell your story? Keep reading!
Thailand's Coup Regime Tries to Woo People With Free World Cup Telecasts and Massages
Free concerts, free food, free medical check-ups, free movies, free haircut, and now free telecast of all World Cup Games. Thailand's coup regime is serious in wooing public support.
Nigeria Mourns ‘Fearless’ Woman Who Took on Counterfeit Drug Lords and Survived Two Assassination Attempts
Dora Akunyili, the former director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, wasn't afraid to fight to improve the country that she loved so dear.
A Handbook for Protesters During the World Cup in Brazil
As the 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil, protests against FIFA's interventions and the Brazilian government's spending are taking place all over the country, especially in the host cities. Concerned about excessive police reaction during protests, citizen's counselling organization Urucum, which works on human rights, communication and justice issues and...
INTERVIEW: Taking a Closer Look at ‘Boteros,’ Havana's Private Taxi Drivers
The project "Boteros of Havana" shows how day-to-day life can bring out interesting stories in journalism.