Stories from 3 April 2015
In Conflict with China's Internet Security Regulator, Chinese Techies Side with Google, Mozilla
Chinese social media users are openly expressing support for the decision of both Google and Mozilla to revoke security certificates issued by China's Internet Network Information Center.
Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now
Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.
#JesuisKenyan Trends in Francophone Social Media to Show Support for Garissa Victims
147 people were killed by gunmen on the campus of Garissa University in Kenya. The world and specifically the french speaking world after Charlie Hebdo, shows support to the victims
Should We Pity the Poor Western Man ‘Trapped’ in Japan?
Social media users have not been kind to an article in Japan Times titled "Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan" explaining the difficulties Western men face.
Australian Kids Are Learning the Warumungu Language With a Radio Cockatoo’s Help
A white cockatoo named Pinangkarl is a central character in radio program and audio podcast "Pinarra Aku" teaching Australian children about the Warumungu Aboriginal language.
Is Blackface in Japan a Form of Racism or Respect?
Japanese bands RATS & STAR and Momoiro Clover Z recently appeared in blackface on TV. Removed from its American context, some argue blackface in Japan isn't intended to be racist.
Spreading the Seed of Permaculture from Timor-Leste to the Tropical World
A crowdfunding campaign aims at making The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality - a practical reference guide for implementing permaculture techniques that are specific to tropical climates.