5 May 2016
By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.
There are numerous free and open information portals and databases available for researching individuals in Ukraine and Russia, whether you are investigating a public figure or a private individual.
4 May 2016
"Everything is dangerous when you're not prepared. When you are prepared and you have taken the right measures, there is less danger."
Tome Stankovski was brutally arrested during protests last year and says he still suffers from the trauma of that experience. But he has now joined the Colorful Revolution.
On meeting Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and highlights from a discussion about the novelist at the 2016 International Congress of the Spanish Language.
"#TheAfricaWeWant is one of Solidarity & Sisterhood, Beauty & Brotherhood, Unity but not uniformity. Where multiplicity of voices strengthen"
3 May 2016
On May 3, just in time for World Press Freedom Day, Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani was released from Evin Prison.
Trinidad and Tobago Has Qualified for Gymnastics in the Olympics, So Why Aren't People Happier About It?
Hashtags. Online petitions. Lawyer's letters. None of these could save gymnast Thema Williams' dream to compete in the 2016 Olympics, but Trinidad and Tobago will still be represented in Rio.
"The aim of a Persian cook is to balance hot and cold ingredients...or to correct the imbalance [that is] causing trouble to an individual, with food."
From sword-wielding nomads through commandos toting automatic rifles, women have played their part in defending the country's borders.
Hundreds of Chinese Schoolchildren Have Been Poisoned, But Their Affluent Families Aren’t Winning Them Much Sympathy
There's a public safety crisis in Changzhou, where hundreds of schoolchildren fell ill after exposure to toxic compounds. Unfortunately for the ailing kids, their families are rich and widely disliked.
Trinidad and Tobago Is Sending a Gymnast to the Olympics For The First Time, But It's Not Who You Think
Today's announcement by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee was the final nail in the coffin of gymnast Thema Williams' Olympic dream.
2 May 2016
Aleppo is being "wiped off the map" as you read these lines. Hundreds have been killed in recent days as activists appeal to the world to pay attention to their...
Russian opposition activists are investigating the possible role of state law enforcement in the remote hacking of their Telegram messenger accounts.
‘I Was Forced to Drink My Own Urine’: ‘Freedom’ For Netizens After 647 Days Locked Up, But Not For All
Ethiopia's Federal High Court acquits two men who spent more than 600 days incarcerated on terrorism charges that critics allege were politically motivated. A third man was not so lucky.
Photographer Md. Moyazzem Mostakim captured dozens of wonderful scenes at the floating market. Global Voices highlights some of his best photographs.
A group of peace advocates launched a page on Facebook dedicated to addressing the rising number of hate-speech cases in Myanmar. Meet the “No-Hate Speech Project.”
"Protecting our environment is the most important job anyone could take on, it shouldn’t be one of the most dangerous."
1 May 2016
Shahram Rafizadeh is an Iranian poet living in exile outside Toronto. He still watches political events closely back home in Iran, and he’s holding out hope for change.