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17 April 2014

Stories from 17 April 2014

87-Year Old Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies

“Bring the Bottle”: Youth Activists Behind Bars in Azerbaijan

The Bridge

While the government continues its witch-hunt, curtailing the freedoms of activists and critics, the lives of officials and their families remain untouched by everyday human rights violations in Azerbaijan.

Is Valparaíso's Wildfire Result of Neglect by Municipal Government?

Facing Economic Challenges, China's Growth Slows

GDP grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the slowest rate since the third quarter of 2012.

Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français

Portrait of Suzanne Lehn, co-manager of French language Global Voices, by Marie Bohner. Her vision of today's media and the subjects she is passionate about.

Jihadist Boko Haram Intensifies Its Deadly Campaign in Nigeria

In recent weeks, the Islamic jihadist terrorist group has kidnapped 100 school girls and is suspected to be behind a bus station bombing that killed more than 70 people.

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

RuNet Echo

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

Would Confucius Support the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan?

"Children should bow to their parents, students should pay respect to their teachers, and people should obey the government. As a result, the students' resistance must be wrong."

Caribbean: Kids & Technology

Linda Jaivin: Sex, Sinology and the Translator

The Bridge

When Linda Jaivin isn't writing erotica, historical novels, plays or poetry, it's probably because she's translating a film by a renowned Chinese filmmaker, or lyrics by a young rocker.

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