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28 October 2014

Stories from 28 October 2014

The Upsetting Ethnic Taxonomy of Russia's Richest Businessmen

RuNet Echo

One of Russia’s most popular news websites, the once vaunted Lenta.ru, finds itself at the center of a scandal today, after publishing an ethnic breakdown of Russia’s 200 richest people.

People in Burkina Faso Are Taking to the Streets Against a ‘President for Life’

Protests swept cities in Burkina Faso over President Blaise Compaoré's proposed changes to the constitution to let him run for office again. He has held power for 27 years.

GV Face: Asylum Seekers Are Fleeing Conflict to Face Brutal Politics in Europe and Australia

GV Face

According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.

Ukraine Elections Online: Crowdmaps To Report Voter Fraud, Hashtags To Vent About Politics

RuNet Echo

As Ukraine counts the votes in its parliamentary elections, we take a look at the online citizen tools that Ukrainians used to report violations and discuss the candidates.

5 Muslim Countries Where Gays Are Not Prosecuted by the Law

Gabriela García Calderón, Making Global Voices Part of Her Daily Life for 7 Years

To celebrate 10 years of Global Voices, we are interviewing our contributors. In this installment, early GV Spanish member Gabriela Garcia Calderón tells us about her long-lasting commitment.

As Taiwan Considers Marriage Equality, Tens of Thousands Attend Pride Parade

Hope was in the air at the colorful 2014 LGBT Taiwan Pride Parade, where two participants in particular wrote on their T-shirts that the looked forward to getting married.

Poignant YouTube Videos Give Voice to Ordinary Iranians

What are Iranians biggest fears? A filmmaker asked people in the streets of Tehran to find out.

Register Now for the Global Voices Summit 2015: January 24-25 in Cebu, Philippines!

Register today for the Global Voices 2015 Summit in Cebu City, Philippines, a gathering of the most innovative and inspiring digital activist and citizen media communities from around the world.

A Sharply Divided Brazil Reelects Dilma Rousseff. Let the Healing Begin?

The election was one of the most hotly contested in Brazil's democratic history. Following defeat, some supporters of Aécio Neves started a petition to impeach Rousseff.

Taiwanese Facebook Users Are Tagging a Death Row Inmate in Their Travels to Demand Justice

Cheng Hsin-Tse was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of a police officer. Due to the lack of hard evidence, his supporters want a review of his sentence.

50 Years Later, Zambians Are Asking What Independence Day Means

While Zambians all over the world celebrated the holiday with food, the national colours, and more, some observations have raised serious questions about the country's past and future.

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