Stories from April, 2015
Peru Struggles to Navigate the Needs of Intelligence Collection and Privacy Rights
The political storm caused by revelations about the country's chief intelligence agency has subsided, but the debate about security and privacy is still booming and banging.
Mexican Rescue Team Asks for Help to Go to Nepal
Urgen donativos para 25 rescatistas paypal:email@example.com CLABE Santander:01418092000709294 tel.5554160417 #ToposANepal — Topos México (@topos) April 27, 2015 Donations are needed urgently for 25 rescuers paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org CLABE Santander:01418092000709294 tel.5554160417 #ToposANepal (Topos to Nepal) The Rescue Brigade Topos México Tlatelolco has started a fundraising campaign to be able to join rescue efforts there after a 7.8...
We Are Working To Prevent Explosions: Spoken Word in East Africa
"The youth... are like time bombs. We are working to prevent explosions. If words are never let out, we’ll explode!"
VIDEO: The World Is Saying #FreeZone9Bloggers
Global Voices marks the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers with this crowd-sourced this video of support. Say it with us: #FreeZone9Bloggers!
The Beginning of a New Era for Bangladesh Cricket
"Congrats to Bangladesh on a comprehensive series win against Pakistan. They are growing in confidence since the World Cup."
Following Hundreds of Deaths at Sea, a ‘Die-In’ in France Calls for EU Migrant Reform
The number of migrants killed while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have increased dramatically. Still the European Union's priorities don't seem to be about saving lives.
TV Reporter Sacked Over Less-Than-Rosy Tweets About Australia’s War Memorial Day
Scott McIntyre tweeted about the "execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these ‘brave’ Anzacs." "We've gone from #JeSuisCharlie to #SackScottMcIntyre in 4 short months." one observer remarked.
The Curious Chronology of Russian Twitter Bots
Multiple Twitter accounts were created on the same day, sometimes within hours of each other. This trend, typical for automated bot networks, was evident throughout Alexander's pro-Kremlin bot sample.
Southeast Asian Activists Unite in ‘People’s Walk’ Ahead of Regional Leaders’ Summit
More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.
Understanding Copyright in the Arab World
Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.
‘There Is a Word Missing in the History of the Armenian Genocide: Justice’
Only five Latin American countries have recognized the Armenian genocide, among them Argentina, where a journalist tells the story of her grandparents harrowing escape.
Thousands of Guatemalans March to Demand Resignations of Top Leadership
According to some analysts, these protests are different from demonstrations against "corruption as usual," and could lead to an institutional crisis, early elections, or even a coup.
How a Bus Stop Row is Crippling Public Transport in Balochistan's Capital
The driver strike in Balochistan has caused significance inconvenience to the commuters of Quetta, especially those living in the Sariab area of the city. Where do politicians go from here?
American Artist Returns Stolen Sculptures to Nepal With Her Paintbrush
Kathmandu's temples fell victim to art thieves after the 1950s. American artist Joy Lynn Davis reimagines the sacred sites with their stolen statues returned in her paintings.
Social Media Becomes a Lifeline in the Nepal Earthquake Aftermath
A spontaneous global social network is now building data collection to provide key support to people back in Nepal and are calling for action.
Late Author Eduardo Galeano Saw Something Deeply Profound in Soccer
The Uruguayan writer was one of the first in Latin America to dare to muse on the nature of the game known as the opium of the people.
Eritrean Man Recalls Near-Death Journey Across Mediterranean, Says He Wouldn't Do It Again
"We are not trying to make our lives better, just sleep in a better bed...it’s a basic question about basic human rights," says Daniel Habtey.
Nepal Earthquake: People Around the World Scramble Online to Find Loved Ones
Many around the world and in Nepal are desperately trying to reach loved ones through social media.
Question Time: How Many Jihadists Have Military Backgrounds?
Taking the cue from a Der Spiegel report on the mastermind behind the structure of ISIS, Palestinian blogger Iyad El-Baghdadi tweets: After that Spiegel story about the "mastermind" behind ISIS's takeover of Syria – noticed just how many Jihadists have military backgrounds? — Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) April 21, 2015 Der...
Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorated in Egypt
Although Egypt does not recognise the Armenian Genocide, Egyptian Armenians marked the genocide's centennial in Cairo. Bloggers weigh in on the history and contribution of the community to modern-day Egypt.
Millions of People Around the World Commemorate the Armenian Genocide
Millions of Armenians and supporters around the world commemorated the Armenian Genocide Centennial.