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30 March 2015

Russian Journalists, You're Now Being Ranked in Real Time

RuNet Echo

A new online service launched that ranks Russian-language journalists according to the amount of social-media traffic their articles generate.

29 March 2015

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

Ebola Veterans Warn That Vigilance Is Still Needed as Case Numbers Drop

It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.

Iranian Television Producer Mostafa Azizi is Jailed in Iran's Evin Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian television producer and author, was arrested last month when he tried to repatriate to Iran from Canada.

Community Tributes for Lee Kuan Yew Draw a Million People in Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's founding Prime Minister who ruled the country for more than three decades.

28 March 2015

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

Global Voices Advocacy

March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

How One Woman Fought One of the World’s Biggest Oil Companies—and Won

It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, but a retired teacher in Norco, Louisiana, persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant.

27 March 2015

Bringing the Muisca Language Back from Extinction, One Word at a Time

Rising Voices

Even though the indigenous language Muisca is extinct, a group of Colombians are using wikis, mobile apps, and social media to breathe new life into the language.

Russian Girls Show Conservative Beauty Contest Just How ‘Modest’ They Can Be

RuNet Echo

Almost immediately after the contest was announced, VKontakte users began criticizing the Parliamentary League’s decision to make modesty and headscarves the focus of its contest.

Lights Out! In Many Global Cities, Power Outages Are Part of Everyday Life

"When it comes to power outages in Nigeria, I was born into it and the way things are going, I'll die without seeing an uninterrupted 24 hours supply of electricity."

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