Stories from 23 July 2015
Talking to Iranian Feminist Author Nina Ansary on the Eve of Change in Iran
Mahsa Alimardani talks to the author of Jewels of Allah, a new book that sheds light on feminism in contemporary Iran.
Shipibo Stories Pass to the Next Generation—With a Little Help From Digital Media
In the Peruvian Amazon, the Chariboan Joi citizen journalism project has been training young Shipibo to digitally capture traditional stories from their elders to preserve their language and culture.
Nicaragua Mourns Three Family Members Killed by Police in High Speed Pursuit
The death of three family members is the latest tragedy staining Nicaragua's National Police force. The country's outrage might be here to stay.
Protesters Rally Against Iranian Nuclear Deal in Times Square
This past Wednesday a rally gathered in New York's Time Square to oppose the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China). The effort was meant to send a message to the U.S. congress to veto the deal. The...
Internet Spots Luhansk Militants′ ‘Battlefield 3’ Fakes
Pro-Russian militants claimed they found a cache of "American weapons" at the Luhansk airport but social media users quickly discovered that the evidence was a video game-inspired fake.
Peaceful Dissent Becomes Religious Sin as Iran’s Hardliners Reassert Their Power
“To oppose the state is the greatest sin,” said Mohammadi Golpayegani, chief of staff to Iran’s Supreme Leader.
How Boko Haram Is Changing International Politics in Western and Central Africa
Boko Haram has revved up its attacks against many African nations in the past several weeks. Here is a recap of the conflict in the region so far this year.
Russia Says Twitter Doesn’t Need to Comply With Its New Data-Localization Law
State officials have announced that Twitter can ignore a new law coming into force that will require online services to store all Russian user data on servers located inside Russia.
‘Stereotypes Are Another Unregulated Way to Commit Violence Against Nicaraguan Women’
In an opinion piece published in alternative magazine Conexiones, Katya Najlis explores the ideas that lead to women being harassed on the street in Nicaragua. The essay presents multiple examples and reflections linking the majority of theories defending the right of Latin American women to move about freely without concern for safety to the...