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22 May 2014

Stories from 22 May 2014

Will Another Minister Be Sacked in Trinidad & Tobago?

A Glimpse Into Life inside the Bamenda Central Prison in Cameroon

Were Jamaican Professor's Statements Supportive of Anti-Homosexuality Laws?

Esteemed medical professor Brendan Bain was sacked from the University of the West Indies over court testimony in which he suggested that homosexuality can be a danger to public health.

Yoani Sánchez's New Online Magazine is Blocked in Cuba

When residents of Cuba look for the URL www.14ymedio.com, they are redirected to a site that says "Yoani$landia.com."

The First Five Hours of Thailand’s 12th Coup

For the 12th time in the past century, the Royal Thai Army has launched another coup in Thailand in a bid to end violence and political conflict in the country.

Cameroon's President Blames Boko Haram for Attacking While Soldiers Are Asleep

On the eve of the Paris summit for security in Nigeria, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram crossed over into Cameroon despite the heavy presence of security forces.

Property Prices a Source of Sticker Shock for Expats in Hong Kong

Expats flock to the city for the high quality of life and abundant work opportunities, but many say rental property prices are too expensive for the average worker.

We’re Excited About Our New Design—Hope You Are Too

If you're reading this on the Global Voices web site, you probably find things look a little different. We're thrilled to unveil the new, improved Global Voices site.

GV Face: People Powered Flood Relief in Serbia

GV Face

This week we talk to friends in Serbia involved in relief efforts. What are next steps for citizens and government? And why is social media under threat?

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

‘Mafalda’ Cartoonist Quino Awarded Prince of Asturias Prize in Spain

The well-known 81-year-old Argentinian cartoonist is the man behind the idealistic yet pessimistic little girl Mafalda.

The “Happy” Video That Got Six Young People Sent to Jail

They were jailed and forced to confess on national television that they were tricked into the making of a "Happy" video in Tehran.

Euromaidan Six Months Later, Remembering What Was Won

Whatever happens next, participants of Euromaidan events will forever preserve memories of these months, both the good and the bad.

Escape from Ukraine, or Return of the Tomato Terrorist

RuNet Echo

After coming in contact with separatists, Morozov was arrested and accused of being a spy: "I don't hold it against the militia who tortured me in Antracite" he later wrote.

Wiring the Amazon

Wildlife in Hong Kong Lantau Island

Drawings to Mourn for Self-immolated Tibetans

Cuba: The Joys of Getting Older

Free Speech Curtailed as Thailand Declares Martial Law

After controlling the newsroom of 14 TV stations, the Thai army has closed down 2,000 radio stations across the country. Army insists martial law is not a coup.

Can Technology Transform Education in Trinidad & Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago recently hosted Virtual Educa, an initiative designed to explore cutting-edge developments in education, technology and e-learning. A few netizens wonder if technology will actually help improve schooling.

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