Stories from January, 2015
Russia's "balanced" anti-homosexual legislation has turned the Internet from a safe haven into a battleground in Kremlin’s assault on the Russian LGBT community.
In a special column for RuNet Echo, TV Rain's online chief editor, Ilya Klishin, discusses the Kremlin's slow but steady capture of online social media in Russia.
Höség is a Hungarian word that means heat, and that's what supportive people are giving children in the highest zones of Peruvian Andes, where temperatures are so low that “it's...
Dari and Pashto, Afghanistan's two most widely-spoken languages, are also the country's two official languages. In parliament, the two tongues vie for power.
Our contributor in Mexico, Juan Tadeo, tells us how he became involved in Global Voices, what he likes to write about, and what he's learned of citizen journalism.
Given the excitement the logo has generated on the RuNet social media, it will probably bear the public relations fruit the airport had hoped for.
A few tweets recall the sanctions placed on cartoonist Bonil in Ecuador, paralleling his situation to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in France and the debate over freedom of expression.
A popular journalist dies in a fire, but autopsy results confirm that she was murdered. Netizens want justice in what many assume to be a domestic violence case.
A Peruvian website that publishes open data was closed down after being fined, rekindling a debate about the use of personal data in the country.
Rather than trash the authorities' handling of Bangalore's garbage problem, residents are finding innovative ways in which to deal with the massive amounts of waste generated by the city.
By satirising the infamous incident in which Constituent Assembly members threw chairs in protest over a new national constitution, the Nepali blogosphere is having a smashing time on Twitter.
Political analyst Denise Dresser gave a talk reflecting on ways to be a citizen in today's Mexico. The YouTube video has received thousands of views and sparked important conversations.
Yemen, often described as a “failed state”, has become a country without a president and a government. Even Yemenis living inside the country are perplexed by the latest dramatic developments.
Violent clashes between police and protesters against Kabila's electoral reform have resulted in 36 deaths in DR Congo over the past few days.
Tajikistan's outgoing parliament is good at cheering the president and rubber-stamping his decisions. Don't expect any changes when a new one arrives in March.
People in Tajikistan are questioning human life's worth after a 17-year-old orphan was seemingly beaten to death for stealing just over $70 and some food.
Fancy Galada grew up quickly, taking care of her younger siblings at age 10. And at times it was terrifying. She sings to help herself heal from those early experiences.
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached for implementing a rice pledging program which critics decried as anomalous and disastrous.
Military police are accused of violently suppressing a protest against publication transportation fare hikes in Sao Paulo.
The prime minister dispatched a notably pro-Israel Japanese lawmaker to Jordan to deal with the crisis and delivered his response to ISIS's demands standing in front of an Israeli flag.