Stories from 13 March 2015
Ukrainian Journalist Detained, Questioned by Russian Security Services in Crimea
Crimean FSB officials detained and questioned a journalist from Simferopol's Center for Investigative Journalism in connection with a criminal investigation on "public calls to separatism."
Why Students in Chad are Protesting and It's not Just About the Helmet Law
Police are violently repressing student protests in Chad since March 10. The official reason for the protest is the new safety regulation that require bikers to wear a helmet. Motorbikes are often used as taxis in the capital city, Ndjamena. However, the reason for protests are more profound than the new...
Watch John Lubbock's ‘Istanbul: The Politics of Architecture’
John Lubbock shares with Global Voices his newly made documentary on contested heritage and cultural legacies in Turkey's largest city.
Croatian Women's Rights Activists Don't Only Take to the Streets—They Rename Them
For International Women's Day on March 8, residents of Croatia's Rijeka woke up to discover activists had changed the names of many streets to honor forgotten female figures.
Strangled with Her Own Scarf: A Student's Murder Haunts Kyrgyz Society
As the anniversary of 19-year-old Camilla Duishebaeva's murder approaches, many believe the investigation has been deliberately impeded.
Look What Large-Scale Mining Did to These Four Beautiful Philippine Islands
"We cannot remain deaf and blind to the excesses of mining while our people suffer the consequences of actions not of their own making.”
Trek Nepal's Everest Region Without Ever Leaving Home
Google has launched a virtual tour of the Khumbu region with stunning images of the treacherous terrain.
Cleaning Up the Coastal Areas of Singapore
Since 1992, the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore has been organizing activities to remove garbage from the beaches and mangroves of Singapore. Every year, about 1,500 volunteers are joining the cleanup events that are able to collect 60,000 pieces of litter.