Moments of Life: A Call for Sympathy NEW
Carlos G. de Juan, blogging on Hacia rutas de cambio positivo (Towards routes of positive change), offers a reflection through a short mute film about the story of many homeless people in big cities, who had a normal life until life struck them so ha...
Musicians Seen As “Pro-Russian” Are Not Welcome in the UK and Latvia NEW
When singer Valeriya arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for her concert, which she was supposed to perform with Iosef Kobzon, she was met with over one hundred anti-Putin protesters.
Young People Will Revitalize Politics, Promises This Year’s World Forum for Democracy NEW
Three Global Voices members attended the third World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, exploring innovative tools to create more youth engagement in the democratic process throughout the world.
What is the Carbon Footprint? NEW
Today it is becoming increasingly common to hear about the climate change, a topic everydoby talks about but seldom people are aware of the impact of this phenomenon. We've heard many times that we are all contributing to the destruction of the plane...
Hooligans Crash LGBT Community Celebration in Macedonia NEW
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) was among the very few media to report about an attack on the second anniversary celebration of the center for support of the LGBT community in a cafe in the Old Bazaar are of Skopje. On October 23, 2012,...
World Forum for Democracy Will Discuss “Youth and Democracy” in Strasbourg, France NEW
The third edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy will kick off next week in Strasbourg, France. The topic of the debates organized this year from Nov. 3 – 5 at the seat of Coucil of Europe will be: “From...
GV Face: Asylum Seekers Are Fleeing Conflict to Face Brutal Politics in Europe and Australia NEW
According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.
False Ebola Alarm Provides Convenient Distraction for Macedonia From Unflattering EU Report NEW
The arrest of 14 judges and an over-dramatized possible case of Ebola took over Macedonian media in October, overshadowing news of a damning EU progress report on the country.
Chinese outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Europe NEW
The 5 minutes video created by ESADE business school shows where Chinese capital invested in European and examines the various motivations Chinese companies have for investing overseas. (via the China Observer) Written by Oiwan Lam · comments...
Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship? NEW
“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.
UK Court Revokes Immunity of Bahraini Prince Accused of Torture NEW
Bahrain's Prince Nasser Bin Hamad AlKhalifa, who often travels to Europe for equestrian competitions, was the target of a recent Twitter campaign #torturePrince.
France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists NEW
France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.
It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris NEW
The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.
Non-Japanese Who Stayed in Sendai After 3.11 Earthquake Walk for Recovery NEW
Despite being uncertain of what the future might bring, dozens of non-Japanese people decided to remain in their adopted home of Sendai, a coastal city located in the north of Japan hit by massive tsunami triggered by the earthquake of March 11,...
Newspapers Predict Spain's Conservative Party Will Shelve Their Restrictive Abortion Bill to Save Face in Elections NEW
Spain's abortion bill has met with pushback not only from parties in the opposition but also from within the current governing party's rank and file.
To Go or Not to Go? Scotland Votes on Independence from UK NEW
Twitter and Facebook have been flooded with heated discussions, with the #indyref hashtag mentioned over 2.6 million times just in the past 30 days.
Right to Be Forgotten: With Free Expression Under Threat, Europe Needs a ‘Marco Civil Moment’ NEW
In the second installment in our "right to be forgotten" series, Felix Treguer explains how the new EU rules affect corporations like Google -- and their impact on the public.
Russian Nationalists Grasp at Straws with ‘Scottish Solidarity’ Campaign NEW
Russians' connections between the Scottish and Eastern Ukrainian independence movements are, for the most part, thoroughly imagined, but the fantasy has produced several funny pictures.