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18 March 2019

#FreeSerikjan and the long shadow of Xinjiang's camps in neighbouring Kazakhstan

Advox

Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash does, as well as what he might do if allowed to grow more popular.

Japanese stray cats get VIP treatment on Instagram

An anonymous photographer has befriended and taken thousands of snapshots of stray cats from an undisclosed location in Japan.

Cyclone leaves trail of devastation in Zimbabwe and throughout Southern Africa

"Sadly, lives have been lost and properties destroyed."

As India grapples with climate change, youth groups and startups scout for greener solutions

Vishal from Global Voices spoke to Indian farmers, experts, youth-led groups and social entrepreneurs who are innovating ways to tackle climate change.

17 March 2019

Hopeful Armenian students make video about studying abroad

The students speak about their lives in a foreign land and their expectations for the future, when they return to Armenia.

16 March 2019

Biryani Stories: How Dhaka’s Biryani went from being the food of the elites to the dish everyone eats

After a period of Mughal rule in the greater Indian subcontinent, many foods were added to Bengal's culinary culture, including the delicious Biryani of Dhaka.

‘Racism is the shackles holding back our Republic,’ says Brazilian anthropologist Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

The killing of an unarmed black teen inside of a supermarket was the last reminder of racism in Brazil. Global Voices talked to Moritz Schwarcz to understand this context

Hundreds gather in Nigeria to mourn professor Pius Adesanmi: ‘A juggernaut of African thought’

"A thousand years from now, I am hoping that fragments of my writing survive: not all accepted to live as slaves of the most irresponsible rulers of their era."

15 March 2019

Teen theatre production banned by Russian authorities for promoting ‘non-traditional family relations’

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russia has recently passed a series of socially conservative laws targeting activists, advocacy groups and online media for anything that can be construed as "promoting homosexuality to minors."

Censored on WeChat: the disappearance of Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy

Advox

With Ye's disappearance, the details of quiet agreements between his multi-billion dollar company and the Chinese government began to unravel.

#ViernesTradicional highlights and safeguards Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in clothing

Rising Voices

A social media campaign celebrates Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in traditional clothing and raises awareness to protect against threat of plagiarism.

Promoting communal harmony: The risky business of brand activism in pre-election India

A video by a detergent brand showing a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy playing during a Hindu festival has divided viewers. The ad has already reached 10 million views.

Afghan women send a message to government, Taliban: We want in

"Peace does not just mean an end to the war. No country can be successful in its national programs without the participation of women."

14 March 2019

Kazakhstan silences the Xinjiang megaphone

Advox

“I have one issue – and that issue is Xinjiang.”

Why is the Islamic Republic of Iran afraid of Nasrin Sotoudeh?

"The Islamic Republic is struggling for its survival. Anyone with the potential of leading change is regarded as a significant threat by the authorities. Nasrin Sotoudeh is such a person."

13 March 2019

Scheduled release of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah delayed by 10 days

Advox

The #FreeAlaa campaign reassured supporters that the delay is not a cause for concern for now.

Charged with ‘instigating crimes’, journalist Luis Carlos Diaz is released in Venezuela

Advox

The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.

Sudan's youth activists want you to pay attention to deforestation in Darfur

Sudan’s complex political situation and rapidly degrading climate have intensified the daily struggle for Sudanese people.

Carnival may bring out latent body-shaming in Trinidad & Tobago, but this masquerader is having none of it

"My band ran a campaign endorsing all sizes, shapes and shades. This excited me on many levels because truth be told we are a body shaming society."

Why the indigenous Pemón people have closed ranks against the government of Nicolás Maduro

In recent years, the Bolivarian president has authorized mineral extraction projects in Pemón territory without their agreement, as well as regularly deployed military forces to their lands.

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