Stories from 8 October 2014
A New Humans of New York-type project hopes to dispel stereotypes plaguing Lebanon’s Palestinian society. Many think their camps are security time bombs, while others haven’t even heard of them.
Japan’s most beloved pop culture icon has been Disney-fied, prompting an online conversation among devoted Japanese anime fans.
The country's health ministry has faced criticism for its handling of an outbreak of Chikungunya, a virus spread by mosquitoes that causes high fever and severe joint pain.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's realist-pragmatist approach has enabled him to take the helm of politics at one of the most sensitive moments in Iran's recent history.
Created by a group of group of young students from Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Txeka Lá hopes to prevent violence and make the elections more transparent.
Kobane has been under attack since mid-September by ISIS. The hashtags #TwitterKurds, #Kobani and #کوبانی have been trending on social media in support of the city.
RuNet Echo gives you the 10 best examples of the Internet's musical Putin-love. A "cult of personality" never sounded so good.
Jamaican author Marlon James’ new novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, has been released to such fanfare that even hard-hitting literary critics cannot use enough superlatives in their reviews. Michiko Kakutani, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for The New York Times, described James as a “prodigious talent”, calling the novel “epic...
Myanmar's alcohol consumption is the lowest in Southeast Asia, but many claim that this is now changing. Authorities are reportedly discussing banning women from buying alcohol in certain areas.
Global Voices turns 10 this year, so let's get to know some of our many contributors, like Mohamed ElGohary, board member, Lingua translation coordinator, Arabic Translation Manager and author.
At least 34 activists in China had been arrested. Some in mainland China hope a win for democracy in Hong Kong will mean democratic development at home.