Stories from 23 March 2015
Police Roadblocks in Trinidad & Tobago Stir Public Ire, Not Sympathy
"When you put self before country, when you hold an entire nation to ransom, when you play politics with your duty to protect and serve, you have failed us."
Macedonian Journalist Describes How It Feels to Be Subject of State Surveillance
Prominent investigative journalist Meri Jordanovska wrote a testimony about her experience on receiving evidence that she was one of allegedly twenty thousand individuals who have been subjected to state surveillance in Macedonia. In an op-ed on Balkan Insight, Jordanovska explains: Each report on one of my wiretapped conversations was true:...
Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life
Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.
Russia Will Deploy “Digital Fingerprinting” to Enforce Copyright Online
A new intellectual property register, based on the principle of digital fingerprinting, is in the works in Russia to track and protect copyrighted files online.
10 Common Words in Spanish and English That Come From Quechua
If you think that Quechua is only used in the Andes, you're sorely mistaken. Spanish, Catalan and even English use Quechua words.
Mexico's Airwaves Aren't the Same Without Journalist Carmen Aristegui
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui says her firing is an attack on freedom of expression; her bosses say it's a breach of confidence. Either way, this is not her first rodeo.
Confessions of Former Japanese ‘Netto-Uyoku’ Internet Racists
Japanese online commenters who engaged in hate speech say they were attracted to the world of far-right Internet commenting in order to stop feeling lonely.
Why Are Mostly Foreign Artists Representing Kenya at the Venice Biennale?
If you visit Kenya's pavilion at the Venice Biennale, you will meet 'Kenyan' artists such as Armando Tanzini, Qin Feng, Shi Jinsong, Li Zhanyang, and Li Gang.
Two Brave Acid Attack Victims Take School Exams From Their Hospital Beds
Seema Basnet and Sangita Magar aren't letting their injuries get in the way of their education.
Internet in Iran: Evaluating Rouhani’s First Two Years as President
Has Rouhani lived up to lofty expectations of more Internet freedom in Iran? This is the question Small Media's latest report seeks to address.