Stories from 9 October 2014
Security Risks Exposed at Amusement Park in Dhaka
During the Eid holidays, Carnival Park at Jamuna Future park welcomed a large number of visitors. On October 7, 2014, one of its attractions, the 360-degree shuffle ride, stopped in the middle of a ride. Everyone on-board was stuck in their seats for about an hour. The ride had no emergency...
Lightening Kills 11 Wiwa People in Colombia
Lightening struck an indigenous village this week, leaving 11 dead and another 18 injured in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia.
GV Face: Alaa Abd El Fattah and Maryam Al Khawajah on Hunger Strikes, Jail-time, and Activism in Egypt and Bahrain
Hundreds of political prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Egypt and Bahrain.
Drones Over the Amazon on the Lookout for Environment Threats
After a workshop conducted in August 2014, indigenous leaders from Amazon regions in Peru started to discover the role drones can play in monitoring environmental threats to the rainforest.
Bahrain Joins US Air Strikes, but Still Tortures Americans and Silences ISIS Critics
Bahrain, along with four other Arab countries, has joined the coalition against the militant group ISIS, as it silences its own critics.
Trinidad-born Actor and Renaissance Man Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
Holder is remembered for being one of the greatest artists Trinidad has produced, and a prominent member of a golden generation of artists who came of age in the 1950s.
Announcing the Global Voices 2015 Summit: We're Coming to Cebu, Philippines, January 24–25!
The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit will be held January 24-26, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines. Stay tuned for more information!
Ebola Strips Africans of Their Cultural and Human Values
A social anthropologist and sociologist Ginny Moony explains how Ebola outbreak strips off Africans of their humanity: The way West-Africans care for their sick and deceased, supposedly differs significantly from that of the rest of the world. This is far from true. All over the world, the essence of care...
Eating Central Asian Plov in New York and London
Plov, a Central Asian meat, rice and carrot staple, is becoming a delicacy in London and New York, where regional culinary traditions are pleasing locals and expatriates alike.
Tumblr Account Shames Online Hate Directed at Brazil's North
The negative remarks are evidence of the long-documented economic gap between the north and the south in Brazil.
Still No Arrests in Case of Murdered Trinidad Attorney
After one national newspaper published the contents of murdered Trinidadian attorney Dana Seetahal‘s will, public relations expert and blogger Denise Demming is more concerned that five months later, no-one has been arrested: As the days pass and the likelihood of laying charges against the perpetrators of this crime recedes, I...