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12 May 2014

Stories from 12 May 2014

Paraguay: Heavy Rains Complicate Assistance Efforts in Affected Areas

From Liberated Aleppo

The Bridge

The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.

Students in Chile Protest for Education Reform

In several places in Chile, a student march for free education and active participation in the ongoing reform was carried out on May 8, 2014. It was overshadowed by disturbances.

Murder Trial of Slain Protester in Turkey Live-Tweeted

Netizens live-tweeted the proceedings of the hearing into the murder of Gezi Park protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz to draw attention to the case.

Two Activists Arrested During Electoral Crackdown in Algeria

Mohand Kadi and Moez Benncir had the misfortune of sipping a coffee on a terrace at the same time as opposition movement Barakat! staged a demonstration ahead of presidential elections.

Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon on May 14

Join Global Voices bloggers for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.

8 Strange Stories About Thailand’s Anti-Government Protests

As the confrontation continues between Thailand’s warring political forces, we take a look back at some of the intriguing and strange stories about the anti-government protests in recent months.

Commuters Don't Love Mozambique's Haphazard ‘My Love’ Trucks

Demand is growing for transport in Maputo, but the local government can't keep up. Enter the so-called "My Love" trucks, open-air vehicles in which passengers travel shoulder to shoulder.

Should Anti-Nuclear Parents in Taiwan Bring Their Kids to Protests?

As police razed tents and shot water cannons at people protesting the island's fourth nuclear power plant, there were children among them.

Global Voices and Connectas Announce Content-Sharing Partnership

Global Voices will publish content produced by CONNECTAS, a Colombia-based Latin American journalism.

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