An Election Film Week in Lebanon to Say #NoToExtension of Parliament Term NEW
What better than the seventh art to mobilize? In another effort to push for Elections in Lebanon and prevent an extension of the Parliamentary term #NoToExtension, Lebanese NGO Nahwa Al Muwatiniya (meaning Towards Citizenship) held an &ldqu...
From Liberia to South Korea, West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Is Met With Ignorance and Paranoia NEW
A pub in South Korea posted a notice turning away Africans "due to Ebola virus," and a Nigerian millionaire preacher is offering to cure Ebola patients with his special water.
Scholars and Experts Are Urging the German Government to Rethink Its Unconditional Support of Israel NEW
Due to several anti-Semitic outbursts from some protesters, reporting on Gaza in Germany over the past few weeks has been overshadowed by a debate on anti-Semitism.
Eerie Similarities in Deaths Provoked by Police Brutality in Staten Island and Paris NEW
Garner was a 44 year old African American man who died following an attempted arrest by the NY Police Department. On July 17, 2014, when police officers attempted to arrest Garner, he had broken up a fight. Garner who suffered from asthma was wrestle...
The Internet Never Forgets: Join a Global Conversation on the EU’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ NEW
If the 'Right to be Forgotten' were implemented in your country, would it threaten the public interest? Global Voices editors are asking experts worldwide for their thoughts on the issue.
Ignoring Pro-Democracy Protests, China's Media Trumpets Pro-Beijing March in Hong Kong as the ‘Majority’ NEW
China has promised Hong Kong a direct vote for the next chief executive, but insists that a committee approve the candidates. Pro-democracy protesters want the right to choose the candidates.
Prominent Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Goes on Hunger Strike NEW
Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has entered an open-ended hunger strike until he is released from prison, his family said in a statement posted on Facebook today.
Five Million People Have Had Enough of Myanmar's Current Constitution NEW
Myanmar's opposition is pushing a large-scale constitutional reform effort to remove "undemocratic provisions" that it says sustain the country's current military-backed government.
ISIS Beheads Kidnapped Photojournalist James Wright Foley in Horrific Video Message to the US NEW
A video allegedly showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley, missing in Syria for 636 days, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was released today.
Freedom of Information and Data Protection Dealt A Blow in Mexico: IFAI Won't Challenge Telecom Law NEW
Disappointment and frustration prevail as the IFAI's decision leaves Mexico's citizens defenseless against the country's crucial new telecom law.
Armed Egyptian Group Hilwan Brigades Blasts State Violence and Muslim Brotherhood's ‘Pacifism’ in YouTube Debut NEW
It's been one year since security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters opposed to the ousting of Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, killing hundreds.
Safety Measures Against Ebola in Cuba NEW
Thus far, no-one in Cuba has contracted the deadly Ebola virus and the government wants to keep it that way. Havana Times reports on “increased control measures to prevent the possible introduction of Ebola into Cuba”, adding that The Min...
Humans of New York Series Inspires Intimate Portraits of Life in Iraq and Around the World NEW
Following the lead of the popular "Humans of New York" photo project, "Humans of..." sites have proliferated across the globe. Jillian C. York explores this "visual take on travel writing."...
Pro-Government Protesters in Hong Kong Were Reportedly Rewarded With Cash and Free Food for Showing Up NEW
Pro-Beijing groups have been eager to match the level of mobilization shown by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.
Clashes After an Attempted Theft of 450 Humped Cattle Leaves 15 Dead in Madascar NEW
#LeMonde #Afropages Madagascar : des affrontements entre voleurs de zébus et gendar… http://t.co/S0hKDuSvKJ pic.twitter.com/GbzjNjCTzz — Afropages (@Afropages) August 18, 2014 Armed forces and Dahalos (Highwaymen in Malagasy) ...
Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry and Arrests NEW
“Beat his face and head,” says a voice off-camera. “No,” pleads the boy, a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. The video has sparked intense public debate about discrimination against Syrians in Lebanon.
Sex, Censorship, and the Internet: Take the EROTICS Survey NEW
The Association for Progressive Communications is asking LGBT activists, women's rights activists, queer bloggers and anyone with an active voice on issues of gender and sexuality on the Internet to participate in their 2014 EROTICS survey. ...
Thailand's Military Junta Cements Its Power With ‘Undemocratic’ Interim Constitution NEW
Thailand’s military government has enacted an interim constitution which critics described as a charter that is designed to perpetuate a military dictatorship.
How the Merger of Two of its Largest Providers May Transform the French Telco Market NEW
The recent merger between French telcos SFR and Numericable is but another example of the broader trend that dominates today’s telecommunications market: operators are seeking to integrate their products in order to respond to their busin...