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Yale-NUS College Draws Criticism In Singapore After Canceling A Class On ‘Dialogue And Dissent’
"If we cannot make space and listen to the person that says no, then democracy dies. It’s that fundamental."
Global Voices4 min readTech
China Central Television Urges Netizens To Doxx Hong Kong Protesters And Reporters
The state-run TV helped publicise doxxing site hkleaks.ru, which targeted pro-democracy lawmakers, student activists and journalists in Hong Kong.
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In A Pakistani Town, Hindu-Muslim Relations Are Tested After A Hindu Temple Is Vandalised
"[The] government ought to arrest those ruined the Temple and school, no one has the right to harm other religious places."
Global Voices4 min readPolitics
Cameroon On A Path To ‘National Dialogue’ As Anglophone Crisis Continues
Cameroon's national dialogues were announced amidst ongoing violence and a new surge of refugees fleeing insecurity — including intimidation, lockdowns and school closures — in the Anglophone northwest and southwest regions. 
Global Voices3 min readSociety
Five Years After An HIV Outbreak In A Cambodian Commune, Villagers Feel Forgotten
"When the outbreak of this disease happened, there was an increase in both national and international aid for them. But later on, it seems quiet."
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Popular Twitter Thread Highlights Dozens Of Examples Of Japan's ‘Bubble-era’ PoMo Architecture
Interior of Kyoto Station, designed by Hiroshi Hara. Photo by Nevin Thompson. A popular Twitter thread showcases the continuing presence of strikingly whimsical postmodern architecture in Japan. Adam Nathaniel Furman, an artist and graphic designer b
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Why The Bahamas Needs Kindness Right Now
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has been a frightening one — and the climate crisis makes it even scarier for small islands. But we can rise above the fear by giving.
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Once Hotbeds Of Political Resistance, Czech Secondhand Bookstores Are Slowly Disappearing
An antikvariát store in Prague. In order to sustain it, the owner runs the store during the day and works as a private security guard at night. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission. In communist Czechoslovakia, authorities considered books a k
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Indian Authorities Approve Uranium Exploration In Nallamala Forest, Sparking Protests
The Chenchu indigenous community, environmentalists and civic bodies protest proposed uranium mining in the Nallamala Forest located in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India.
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A Day In The Life Of A Bamboo Shoot Harvester In Myanmar
Ko Pho La shows off his freshly collected bamboo shoots. / Htet Wai / The Irrawaddy This article by Htet Wai is from The Irrawaddy, an independent news website in Myanmar, and is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. Ba
Global Voices7 min readPolitics
A Professor's Self-immolation Puts The Spotlight On The Fragile Future Of Russia's Minority Languages
Many people discussing Razin's death seem bewildered that anyone would use minority languages in daily life, let alone die for them—an attitude by no means limited to Russia.
Global Voices5 min read
Street-side Vendors Of Zanzibar’s Iconic ‘Kanga’ Textiles Forced To Close Up Shop After 30 Years
Kanga sellers in Stone Town, Zanzibar, were told their street-side stalls are "unauthorized informal businesses" that clutter passageways, impinge on Stone Town's original charm and reduces its value.
Global Voices5 min read
Internet Shutdowns And The Right To Access In Sudan: A Post-revolution Perspective
In response to a five-week long shutdown, a court ordered telecommunications companies to apologise to customers.
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Tobago's Coral Bleaching Alert Makes It Clear There Is ‘No Alternative’ To Fighting The Climate Crisis
As warmer ocean temperatures wreak havoc on coral reefs around Tobago and other islands in the Caribbean Sea, we talk to a biologist who is concerned for their future.
Global Voices4 min read
Jamaica Remembers Hurricane Gilbert, But Is The Island Prepared For A Dorian?
As the climate crisis worsens and the islands of the Caribbean often bear the brunt of the storms' wrath, the time for talk is over.
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Filipino Community Radio Stations Struggle To Survive Amid Attacks And Difficulties
"If the marginalized are underserved by the mass media establishment, they must be allowed to be their own voice."
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New Finance Minister Of North Macedonia Faces Sexist Attacks Online
The spokesperson of the main opposition party wrote a Facebook post about the new minster's appointment that was filled with misogynistic language.
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Muharram In Pakistan: Daring To Observe Ashura
Sectarian violence against Shia Muslims and Shia Hazara communities are common in Pakistan. Yet people came out in their numbers once again this year for Muharram, amidst tight security.
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Cameroonian Football Star Samuel Eto'o Rises To Global Fame And Retires By 38
As the youngest player in the 1998 World Cup in France, Eto’o had sterling performances in Cameroon, before switching to Real Madrid as a youth player, at the age of 15.
Global Voices5 min readPolitics
Siberians Appeal To World Leaders Via YouTube To Save Them From Coal Smoke
"This winter, the whole world saw our black snow. We were gasping for air because of coal dust. Why do we have to live in such intolerable conditions?"
Global Voices4 min readTech
Netizen Report: Malicious Attack Takes Wikipedia Offline
This week, Wikipedia went dark, Raul Castro got kicked off Twitter and the internet finally came back to Papua.
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Locked Down In Kashmir: A Traveler's View
It's been more than a month since the Indian government placed the state of Kashmir on lockdown. A Bangladeshi traveller shares her experience of visiting the region during that period.
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A Proposed Administrative Shift In The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Stokes Ethnic, Religious Tensions
Oromo clerics say the EOTC expects Oromo churchgoers to worship in Ge’ez, the church’s liturgical language, or Amharic, the working language of Ethiopia's federal government.
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Residents Of Japanese Region Slammed By Typhoon Fear They Are Being Forgotten
Much of the coverage of Typhoon Faxai has focused only on how people in Tokyo, Japan's nexus of business, government, and media, were affected.
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A Beloved Trinidadian Vendor Regains His Rightful Place Selling Nuts At Cricket Matches
A sponsorship deal that granted a snacks company exclusive product rights at a regional cricket tournament results in cricket fans getting passionate — about their nuts vendors.
Global Voices6 min readPolitics
As Ukraine And Russia Exchanged Prisoners, The RuNet Reacted
The return of Ukrainian political prisoners might be a win for president Zelensky. But the decision to hand a key witness to the MH17 tragedy to Russia attracted fierce criticism.
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Hong Kong Protesters Vandalize The City’s Subway Amid Rumours That Three Protesters Are ‘Missing’
For over a week, Hong Kong protesters have been vandalizing the city’s subway stations amid rumours that three protesters are missing after clashes with the police.
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‘Glory To Hong Kong': The Anthem Of A Protest Movement
Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are participating in flash mob performances of the new protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” in the streets and in shopping malls across the city.
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Cameroonians With HIV Face ‘A Death Sentence’ As Global Fund Threatens To Pull Antiretroviral Drugs
HIV-positive Cameroonians fear a shortage of free ARV drugs as the Global Fund threatens to pull supplies due to Cameroon's growing $47 million dollar debt.
Global Voices4 min readPolitics
Cameroonian Parents Fear Sending Children Back To School In Midst Of Armed Conflict
In Cameroon, separatists have used school boycotts as a bargaining chip. Fighters have killed and kidnapped teachers in English regions to keep schools from opening again until demands are met.
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