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11 May 2015

Stories from 11 May 2015

Selective Truths Revealed: The Case of Iranian Search Engines

Advox

Iranian authorities maintain that local search engines can compete with Google and other Western alternatives. A new study by Iran research group Small Media puts these claims to the test.

Open Your Ears to the Sounds of the World With GV Radio

Tune in to Global Voices' new internet radio station with sounds, conversations, and music from around the world.

How Kelly Golnoush Niknejad’s ‘Tehran Bureau’ Bridges Iran and the West

The Bridge

In the second installment of this series focused on Iranian journalists, Global Voices asks Kelly Golnoush Niknejad about the early days of Tehran Bureau.

‘Proud Lebanon’ Releases Powerful Anti-Homophobia Video

In commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), "Proud Lebanon" is calling for equal rights to be extended to the Lebanese LGBT community.

Why Arabic Script on the Walls Might Not Stop Public Urination in Dhaka

"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."

Thank the Ottoman Empire for That Taco You're Eating

Taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food that’s popular in the US, has roots in a surprising place: the Middle East.

Clashes in Mahabad, Iran, Following the Controversial Death of a Female Hotel Worker

"It's one thing to be Kurdish in Iran and a another to be a Kurdish woman. #JusticeForFarinaz."

Words from the World of Uruguay's Ex-President, José ‘Pepe’ Mujica

"It's that simple. Because the most glorious thing one has is life. And although life is so elemental its the thing we most forget."