Stories from 29 November 2016
Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music
“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.
Meet South Africa's Prophet of Doom…Literally
"Doom is the answer brothers and sisters lets bow our heads and sPray."
Today is #GivingTuesday—Donate to Global Voices
The events of this year remind us that the work of building bridges of understanding and of safeguarding basic rights is never done. Please donate to Global Voices this #GivingTuesday.
Tajikistan's Qurutob: ‘Food for the Poor'?
"The rise of qurutobkhonas means the domination of rural culture over urban culture, and is therefore a sign of downfall."
News Commentators Decry the Errand Economy as ‘Ruining’ Friendship on Chinese University Campuses
"Laziness is the driving force of scientific progress. Washing machines were invented because people were too lazy to wash their clothes."
Political Satire Returns to Russian TV, Neutered As Ever
Political parody is a perilous thing in Russia, where the last unbridled satire to grace the small screen came and went more than a decade ago.
A Bollywood Actress Inspires Hilarious Book Misinterpretations With Her ‘Animal Farm’ Gaffe
"The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits. #ShilpaShettyReviews"