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June, 2016

Stories from June, 2016

After Brexit, Timor-Leste Workers Are Worried About Their Future in the UK

"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."

One of the World’s Most Welcoming Asylum Countries Is (Wait for It) Uganda

Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.

The Caribbean Considers the Ripple Effects of Brexit

Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.

A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees

Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria.

Interactive Security Tracker Maps Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new interactive tool that tracks political violence across Sub-Saharan Africa maps deaths by area, trends over time, and the perpetrators involved.

As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?

On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?

Manila's Pride March Advocates to “End the Hate and Let Love In”

"This year, we need everyone to come together and advance the campaign for love. We call on all Filipinos to let love into their homes, communities, and the whole country."

Japan This: The Ultimate Online English-Language Guide to Authentic, Historical Tokyo

Japan This is a quirky historical photoblog that examines parts of Tokyo not normally covered by English-language guidebooks.

Balkan Right-Wing Populists Gloat Over #Brexit

While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.

Nature, Gender Identity, and Other Things You Learn Filming a Documentary in Mexico on the Banks of the Usumacinta River

A Spanish documentary filmmaker followed two members of a El Remolino community, whose stories involved personal journeys, struggles with nature, and grappling with their own sexual identities.

A Syrian Family in the US Creates Art and Music That They Couldn't Back Home

President Obama is falling short on his pledge to accept Syrian refugees. But some Syrians already have visas and are living in the US, not as refugees, but as professors.

Brexit: Heartbroken, But Not Broken

"Ignoring what's been going on in our country's politics is what got us here today. We were too uninvolved in decisions that have made a huge impact on our lives."

Vladimir Putin's ‘Favorite Chef’ Is Linked to Attacks on Journalists and Opposition Members

Victims believe they're are being targeted because of texts and photos they've shared on social media. This, apparently, has been enough to enrage certain anonymous, self-proclaimed “patriots.”

Take a Virtual Reality Tour of West Papua’s Coral Reefs

Through a virtual reality film, we can now see the underwater treasures of Birds’ Head and feel like we are “scuba diving in a healthy reef.”

Japan gears up for a hot, humid rainy season

"Good morning. Isn't it muggy? With all this rain, Kyushu seems to be having a hard time again. I wonder if they're all right. Be careful. OK?"

Netizen Report: Russian Authorities Step Up Information Controls in the Name of National Security

A Global Voices author is assaulted in Indonesia, Tanzania continues to prosecute social media users under the Cybercrime Act, and Singapore pulls plug on Internet access for public employees.

Founder of Protest Reporting Outlet Goes Missing in China

Lu Yuyu has been missing since June 15. Yuyu has been reporting news of mass demonstrations in China via his platform "Not in the News" since 2013.

In Denmark, Imams and Priests Square Off in a Friendly Soccer Match

"It is unfortunate that one has to keep telling the world that we are not each other's enemies, but I am an optimistic person and I will hold onto hope."

In the Battle for More Transparency in Mexico, Politicians Win This Round

"The #3of3Law has gone to shit, once again congressmen protect their own interests rather than the interests of the people. They’re a bunch of thieves and backstabbers!"

For a Short Time, Documentary ‘Humano’ Is Free to Watch Online in Celebration of the Incan Sun Festival

"Humano" follows the quest of a young man in search of answers about the human condition in the Peruvian Andes.

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