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1 April 2015

Stories from 1 April 2015

ISIS Burning US Food Aid for Syria

Iran Releases British-Iranian Goncheh Ghavami After Arrested for Attending a Volleyball Match

Dust Storm Hits Saudi Arabia and its Smaller Neighbours

Some schools and universities will be closed in Saudi Arabia tomorrow as a major sandstorm hits the kingdom.

Radio Ambulante Reimagines Latin America’s Most Beloved News Source—the Radio

Radio Ambulante co-founder and executive producer Daniel Alarcón talks about the radio program’s journalistic lineage, the new immigrant reality, and stories that blow borders to bits.

Debunking Media Myths About the Houthis in War-Torn Yemen

The conflict in Yemen is often portrayed by the press as a battle between Sunni and Shia Islam, with the Houthis militia being lumped into Shia Islam. That's incorrect.

Who to Follow on Twitter for Solid (and Sometimes Snarky) Coverage of #IranTalks

As negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 in Switzerland over the nature of the country's nuclear program extend past the March 31 deadline, media coverage continues.

Students Connect With Their Community Roots at Bolivia’s Aymara Indigenous University

Rising Voices

A new citizen journalism project is bringing the voices of Aymara students from the Túpac Katari Indigenous University in Bolivia to the web.

Cherry Blossoms Help Japanese Town Shake Off Tsunami Sorrow

Cherry blossom season means more than just pretty photos published on social media. It's a time for Japanese people to reflect, hope, dream, and come to terms with loss.

March 31: A Dark Day in Turkey's History

A nationwide power cut and the kidnap and death of a prosecutor in a politically loaded trial. Turkey met April 1 with more sadness than humour.

Australia Takes Cricket World Cup in Tame Final Match With New Zealand

Australia won a clear victory over New Zealand in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2015.

Photos and Video of Sierra Leone’s 3 Day Lock Down

Looking for Books on Islam, Feminism and Racialisation?

Beyond War and Death, See the World Through Syrian Eyes

A Syrian Photography collective wants to show you the beautiful faces of Syria.

Prosecutor in Terrorism Case Shot Dead in Uganda

Ugandans are in shock, following Joan Kagezi's murder on March 30 in Kiwatule, while driving home from work with her children in the car.

The Next Hotel You Stay At Might Be Run By Global Voices

The Bridge

Global Voices is set to bolster its future sustainability with a series of innovative business enterprises.