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16 September 2014

Stories from 16 September 2014

After Years of Censorship in Pakistan, Zeejah Fazli Is Trying to Fix Islamabad’s Fractured Music Industry

Meet guitarist Zeejah Fazli who works hard to create new opportunities in Islamabad’s limited music industry.

Covert Surveillance ‘Project Speargun’ Fires Up New Zealand Election

ANNA MAJAVU of Pacific Media Watch reports for The Daily Blog on an extraordinary event in Auckland on 15 September 2014: NEW ZEALAND Prime Minister John Key has been accused...

Criticizing the Government Could Get You Arrested in Malaysia. Is it Time to Repeal the Sedition Act?

The law was passed in 1948 and it has been used ever since to harass the opposition

Migrant Children from Central America Are Not Mere Statistics

In an opinion piece for the American newspaper Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Global Voices contributor Jamie Stark wonders, “What kind of parent would pay $10,000 for a stranger to bring a child...

Nearly 70% of Young Iranians Use Illegal Internet Circumvention Tools

According to Iran’s list of Computer Crimes, the distribution of both circumvention technology and instructions to use such tools are both illegal. Violating these laws can result in severe punishment.

Presenting the 2014 Rising Voices Amazonia Grantees

Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.

Was a Popular Saint Lucia Blog Taken Down by Google Hateful or Just Outspoken?

The no-holds-barred, muckraking blog had become both notorious and controversial among people interested in local politics -- and then it was blocked, without warning.

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

Ukrainian Daredevil “Mustang Wanted” Now Officially Wanted in Russia

Mustang Wanted has had quite a week, infuriating the Russian authorities, inspiring Ukrainians, and earning some unexpected money for his cause against Moscow's intervention in Eastern Ukraine.

An Urgent Call for the Protection and Preservation of Tibetan Language

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodoe is an influential Buddhist teacher at Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in Tibet. His article which addresses the relation between language and identity and urges for the preservation...

One Man's Response to Chinese Communist Party-Style Patriotism: Here, Have a Chrysanthemum

In traditional Chinese culture, Chrysanthemums are an for offering to the dead. In popular online usage, it also means "ass kissing."

Why One Trinidadian Father Will Never Hit His Kids

Corporal punishment has, for a long time, been ingrained into the fabric of Caribbean societies, with some making the connection between the region's harsh colonial history and its modern day...

Trinidadians Concerned Over “Largest Ever Budget”

As the Trinidad and Tobago government, in anticipation of national elections next year, serves up a massive budget, two political bloggers take the country's leaders to task. Afra Raymond, whose...

Frustrated by a 2-Hour Delay, Passengers Refuse to Let Pakistani Politician Rehman Malik Board Plane

Flight delays because of politicians or well-connected individuals is not uncommon in Pakistan.

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