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4 May 2015

Stories from 4 May 2015

#NepalQuake Shook Nepal, But The Nepali Spirit Remains Undaunted

The Bridge

"It was an Armageddon," writes Sanjib Chaudhary of his experience in the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. "But our never-dying spirit hasn’t subsided. We will soon bounce back."

Iran's Leading Women's Magazine Suspended After Covering Cohabitation Outside of Marriage

Managing editor Shahla Sherkat says she's hopeful she can convince the court to allow publication to resume. Iran’s Press Oversight Committee suspended Zanan-e Emrooz, reportedly for writing about "white marriages."

Pro-Russian Videos Get Fake Views With Help From Malware

Climate Change Is Behind Russia's Shrinking Lake Baikal, Experts Say

Baikal is the world’s largest freshwater lake and appears on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It has suffered a catastrophic drop in its water level.

A US Lawyer Who Defends Puerto Rico's Political Prisoners

Jan Susler has been practicing law for the past 39 years. She specializes in prisoner’s rights, police misconduct, and civil rights. GV talked to Susler about her long career.

Hong Kong Civic Groups Demand Legal Protections Against Mobile App Surveillance

Advox

Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates fear that police have been monitoring instant messages and chat apps with no government oversight.

Travelling Radio: Sound Postcards and Histories from Cali to Panama

Risking Their Lives to Save Pakistanis From Polio

"According to media reports more than 60 people have lost their lives in the anti-polio campaign in Pakistan since 2012."