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15 March 2016

Stories from 15 March 2016

#WhereisBassel: Imprisoned Syrian Technologist Is Still Missing

Advox

Five months ago, Syrian web developer Bassel Khartabil disappeared from a Damascus prison, where he had spent four years since his 2012 arrest. Join supporters and ask: #WhereisBassel?

Syrians Mark Fifth Anniversary of Revolution with More Protests

More than a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed since the start of anti-regime protests five years ago. Despite the killing spree, protesters are back on the streets.

Ten Years on, Families Keep the Memories of 65 Miners Killed in Mexico Alive

The families of the miners killed at Pasta de Conchos want to prevent a tragedy from happening again: "We're united by the certainty that life is worth more than coal".

For 237 Weeks, Maheen Taseer Never Gave Up Hope Her Kidnapped Husband Would Return

Maheen Taseer kept count of the number of days she was separated from her husband Shahbaz. She could finally stop counting on March 8, when he was rescued.

Should Brazilian Students Study Portuguese Literature?

While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.

I Found My Voice in Spanish, a Language Once Used to Subjugate My Ancestors

In part two of her post, Shirley Campbell examines how Spanish is a language at once discriminatory and liberating.

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