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October, 2014

Stories from October, 2014

Your Voice Counts, Don't Be Silent

Mujeres Construyendo (Women building) tries to raise awareness with a message mainly for women. Inequality between men and women is a fact, as confirmed by the Center of Economic Studies...

Tensions High as Holy Site Reopens Following Targeted Assassination Attempt of Jewish Activist in Jerusalem

The targeted assassination attempt of Rabbi Yehuda Glick is being called a "dangerous escalation" in Israeli-Palestinian relations, leaving many concerned the region is on the brink of a third intifada.

What is Your Carbon Footprint?

Today it is becoming increasingly common to hear about climate change, a topic everybody talks about but are rarely aware of its real impact. We've heard many times that we are...

A Game of Marbles to Prevent Homeless Deaths

In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is coming and this sets into motion, as every year, the game #ChirasPelasCalacasFlacas, that involves playing with marbles, an initiative by the organization...

They Lied Until He Died: Zambia Acknowledges President's Illness Just Before His Death

Zambia's fifth president, Michael Sata, died on October 28, 2014. Zambians question the government's decision not to tell the nation the truth about his health.

Melton Foundation and Global Voices Successfully Complete Second Round of Collaboration

For the second year in a row, Global Voices mentored a team of fellows from the Melton Foundation on blogging, social media research and how to amplify under-represented stories online.

Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed

More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.

Tajikistan Still Debating the Good and Evil of Halloween

The holiday of Halloween is back on the government's agenda in Tajikistan, meaning citizens in possession of a pumpkin should beware.

Anti-Censorship Play Receives Surprise Approval From Lebanon's Censors

Locked in a two-year battle with Lebanon’s General Security bureau, playwright Lucien Bourjeily never imagined his verbatim “docuplay” about the censorship process would make it past the censors.

Human Rights Activist Iyad El-Baghdadi Speaks Out on His Deportation from UAE

Iyad El-Baghdadi, who played a key role in social media activism around the Arab uprisings, was deported from the UAE April. Until last week, little was known of his fate.

Drone Footage of Hungary Protests Against “Internet Tax”

Hungarians have been rallying in masses against a proposed tax on Internet traffic that many in the country find to be outrageous. The Hungarian government plans to introduce a tax...

Comic Explains the ‘Cold War’ Between Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters and Their Parents

Jason Li has translated a letter written by a web user named Cherish to her parents, which was published on citizen media website inmediahk.net, and turned it into a comic. The letter...

With Homes and Infrastructure Destroyed, a Tough Winter Lies Ahead for Gaza

The people of Gaza are doing what they can to prepare for the winter in the wake of war, which left an estimated 100,000 homeless.

Thailand's High School Civic Activism in a Time of Martial Law

A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.

Pioneering Trinidad & Tobago TV Personality Hazel Ward-Redman Remembered

Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.

Hooligans Crash LGBT Community Celebration in Macedonia

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) was among the very few media to report about an attack on the second anniversary celebration of the center for support of the LGBT community...

A Mouse Amidst the Mist

First thing in the morning, amidst the mist that populates the waves in the township of Guetaría, a typical fishing village in the shores of Guipuzkoa (Basque Country), we can...

Aleksandr Makarenko: Digital Quartermaster for Ukraine's Army

The Ukrainian army and pro-Kyiv forces, underfunded by the state, have relied heavily on support from ordinary Ukrainians like Aleksandr Makarenko, who has raised over $75,000 on social media.

Laughing at Russia's 2018 World Cup Logo

Good will is a rare commodity among Russian social media users, and Russia's logo for the 2018 World Cup became the target of mockery the moment it went public.

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

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