Stories from 17 March 2015
Can Kazakhstan's Sabina Altynbekova Banish Brand Borat?
Young volleyball star Sabina Altynbekova has used her overnight fame to present herself as a symbol of Kazakhstan. How far can she go with it?
TJournal's Vadim Elistratov Reviews Russia's ‘Homeland’ Adaptation
TJ’s Vadim Elistratov explains why it’s hard to dismiss the Russian adaptation as a failure, though its creators are clearly afraid of deviating too much from the American show.
Why Students Think Reforms Fall Short of Fixing Chile's ‘Educational Apartheid’
A new Chilean law bans profits, tuition, and selective admissions in private primary and secondary schools that receive state subsidies, but students say much more is needed.
Back-to-Back Murders of Journalists Raise Concerns in Colombia
The murders of Colombian Edgar 'Quintin' Quintero and Luis Peralta highlight the dangers journalists face in Colombia today.
7 Pakistani Performances You Don't Want to Miss at the SXSW Music Festival
When most music fans think trance or indie and progressive rock, they don't think of Pakistani bands. But that's exactly what audiences at the SXSW Pakistan Showcase will see.
Call for Urgent Climate Change Action After Cyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu
Following the devastation of Pacific islands nation Vanuatu by Category 5 Cyclone Pam, John Englart (aka @Takvera) looks at links with climate change: Vanuatu has suffered its worst disaster on record with the impact of Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam, with the President of Vanuatu blaming climate change for extreme...
Israel’s Elections: ‘It’s Us or Them’, ‘Anyone but Bibi’ and Everything in Between
Israelis head to the polls today. While major candidates for prime minister are still making game-changing announcements, a significant portion of voters are still undecided.