Stories from March, 2016
The Special Electorate Jury of Lima has dismissed a request to exclude from Peru's presidential race the most controversial candidate, Keiko Fujimori, leading to a national legitimacy crisis.
"If junta thinks forbidding me to travel abroad would silence me then they're mistaken. I will continue to scrutinize and criticize them."
Learn about eight hashtags that help facilitate political debate and even organize protests in South Africa.
Chinese dissidents’ families torn apart over party controversy, courts in Morocco and Ethiopia drag out trials against advocates, and Russian tech moguls launch a new center for monitoring "information attacks".
Last week, one of Nizhny Novgorod's biggest Orthodox churches got a new neighbor, located just around the corner: Russia’s very first Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and WhatsApp are now officially off limits to Moscow police officers who want to discuss work-related matters or exchange official law enforcement data.
Residents of low-income housing need energy efficiency more than others, but are less likely to be able to afford it. How to escape the Catch-22?
An open letter urging China President Xi Jinping to resign has triggered a rash of political persecution against the family members of Chinese dissidents living abroad. Germany-based writer and Deutsche Welle reporter Chang Ping reported on March 27 that police in China burst into his father's birthday celebration and detained...
"We can finally celebrate the first Arab Muslim hijacker who is not declared a terrorist but a psychologically unstable person. :) #EgyptAir," tweets Patrick Baz.
"...as so many unjust things become normalized in our daily lives, the act of spreading information and informing others – however difficult – becomes an ever-more vital part of activism."
Meet the Jamaican Entrepreneur Who Found a Way to Make ‘Going Green’ Fulfilling, Socially Responsible, and Even Profitable
How did one Jamaican entrepreneur help water-challenged families in Flint, Michigan? Jovan Evans proves that developing eco-friendly ideas can benefit both people and the planet, while being profitable.
The Baha’i community is one of the most persecuted religious minorities in Iran. Their faith is not recognized by the Islamic Republic’s constitution, and the community's members face severe discrimination.
A lone hijacker has reportedly hijacked Egypt Air flight MS181, forcing the flight to be diverted to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus after claiming he was wearing an explosive belt.
After being accused of corruption in a televised debate, the Philippine vice president conjured the ghost of Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels.
The wooden phallus has grown over time, as it is replaced each year, so that it is now about 2.5 meters (13 feet) long and weighs 280 kilograms (620 pounds).
In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.
Japanese broadcasters heading for the exit are using their remaining airtime to highlight the government's increasingly autocratic approach to press freedoms.
Following the attack, scores of citizens began coordinating efforts to donate blood and provide support to the families of the victims.
Using the hashtags #medianlinenow and #HandsOffTimorsOil, the online campaign urges Australia to respect the maritime boundaries of Timor Leste.
Russia already has agencies that oppose and respond to cyberattacks, but the center's creators say it would be the first of its kind, monitoring and preventing information attacks online.
"This issue runs deeper than one isolated incident. It's time we address it #JusticeForTonu."