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1 April 2015

Stories from 1 April 2015

ISIS Burning US Food Aid for Syria

Turkish journalist Mete Sohtaoğlu, who is based in Istanbul, reports that ISIS is burning US food aid destined for Syria “because it is not halal” – or Islamically permitted or...

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

26 year old British-Iranian Goncheh Ghavami was arrested in Iran on June 2014 for protesting for equal access for women during sporting events. She was arrested after she attempted to...

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

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

Michael Duff shares eyewitness accounts of Sierra Leone's 3 day lock down that was introduced to fight ebola: Sierra Leoneans can breathe a sigh of relief today as citizens in...

Looking for Books on Islam, Feminism and Racialisation?

Blogger Royayah Chamseddin,  a Sydney based Lebanese-American journalist and commentator, shares a list of books on Islam, feminism and racialization in this blog post on her blog Letters from The...

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

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

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