Stories from 30 April 2015
At Least 30 People Killled After Heavy Rains in Chile
The heaviest rains to hit Chile's northern region in decades have costed the life of at least 30 people, according to the most recent report by the National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry (known as Onemi), dated April 21. At the time of writing the original post of this translation,...
“What Does Freedom of Expression Mean to You?”
The International Media Support (IMS) wants to know what freedom of expression means to you, in the run-up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. IMS is encouraging bloggers, human rights defenders, and journalists on social media to participate in this campaign, by tweeting their response or posting it on Facebook with the hashtaq #MyFreeExpression. The response can be text, video or...
A Chilean Real-Time Video App Launches at the Boston Marathon
The application RhinoBirdTV, developed by the Chilean Felipe Heusser, who founded the NGO Ciudadano Inteligente, allows users to share video experiences in real time. The makers of RhinoBirdTV hope their product will help facilitate a more democratic world by breaking down boundaries and connecting people through simple-to-distribute live videos. RhinoBirdTV chose to launch its Android version on...
Yemen's Catastrophic Infographics Highlight Tragedy in Numbers
Under the hashtag #YemenInNumbers, Yemeni student Ruba Aleryani has creatively presented Yemen's catastrophe in eye catching and simple infographics. Noon Arabia shares this selection of tweets which highlight the tragedy.
In Eastern Turkey, Walking in the Shadow of Genocide
Widely commemorated globally, the centenary of the Armenian genocide was largely ignored inside Turkey—which makes missions like historian Ara Sarafian's tour of Turkey's Kurdish region all the more important.
How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco
"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."