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18 August 2014

Stories from 18 August 2014

Pope Francis’ New Wheels Cause a Stir in South Korea

Pope Francis' inaugural visit to South Korea caused a media frenzy, thanks in part to scenes of the pontiff riding around in a Kia, instead of a bulletproof sedan.

Deadly Diseases, Violent Conflicts and White Saviors: Hollywood's Skewed Portrayal of Africa

The film "Outbreak" about a fictional Ebola-like virus hit theaters nearly 20 years ago. Has Hollywood's perception of Africa evolved since then?

Journalist and Democracy Advocate Ahmed Rizwan Abdulla Missing in the Maldives

Global Voices Advocacy

The prolific social media user is vocal against hatred in the name of religion and has not been shy about criticizing the Maldives Islamist Adhaalath Party and other political parties.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Facebook and Telcos Bring Free Apps to Zambia

Global Voices Advocacy

The industry partnership provides subscribers with access to select sites and services -- and requires users to create a Facebook account.

Mother-Daughter Duo Walk the Sarajevo Red Carpet in Palestinian Flag Dresses

Sabina Šabić, executive producer of Sarajevo War Theater, stirred comments when she appeared with her daughter at the famed Sarajevo Film Festival in gowns made from the Palestinian flag.

A Gathering of Indigenous Language Digital Activism in Oaxaca, Mexico

Rising Voices

Global Voices, through its Rising Voices initiative, is co-organizing the Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering to take place in Oaxaca, Mexico in October 2014.

A Do-It-Yourself Code for Ethical Journalism

Rising Voices

Codes of ethical journalism aren't one-size-fits-all. The Online News Association is creating guidelines to help new journalism projects and journalists find what works best.

Should Women Starve Their Babies for Fear of Public Breastfeeding?

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