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Forgotten history: American aeronaut Jeanette Van Tassel lies buried in Dhaka Christian Cemetery

This story by Rezwan originally appeared on Global Voices on 17th of September 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   The first manned balloon flight in present-day Bangladesh happened in 1892, and ended in tragedy. A Dhaka Nawab contracted a balloonist troupe from the USA and advertised...

Code Red: climate crisis is inflaming extreme weather disasters

This story by Kevin Rennie originally appeared on Global Voices on 16th of August 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) recent report declaration that we are facing a ‘code red for humanity’ should be no...

Arab content creators use social media to talk about sex, sexuality and reproductive health

This story by Mira Nabulsi originally appeared on Global Voices on 9th of August 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   In recent years, as sex education curriculums remain unattainable in most Arab countries, several Arab women have taken on the task of...

Missing Belarusian activist found dead in Ukraine

This story by Tanya Lokot originally appeared on Global Voices on August 3, 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   Belarusian activist Vital Shyshou, who went missing in Ukraine on August 2, has been found dead in a park near his home...

Violence against women is on the rise in Mexico. How do Mexicans perceive it?

This story by Timothy S. Rich, Alianna Casas and Carolyn Brueggemann originally appeared on Global Voices on August 2, 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   In Mexico, femicides increased by 137 percent between 2015 and 2020, with the government only formally tracking femicides...

Global Voices: Czech-Russian relations hit new low after Prague accuses Moscow of ‘state-sponsored terrorism’

Czech Republic expels 18 Russian diplomats over 2014 arms depot explosions, writes "Global Voices". Meta.mk republishes the original article, under the cooperation agreement with "Global Voices". On April 17, the Czech government announced in an impromptu press conference that it would expel 18 Russian diplomats...

GV Insights event: ‘The Milk Tea Alliance: Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong’s unified fight for democracy’ on 29th of January

Global Voices on January 29 at 1pm GMT/UTC will host a new episode of the GV Insights series of virtual conversations, under the title “Milk Tea Alliance: Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong’s unified fight for democracy”—a lively discussion about the “Milk Tea Alliance” and the...

Global Voices with virtual conversation “Belarus 2020: Still Uploading?”

Global Voices starts a GV Insights series of virtual conversations on burning issues, starting on the 14th of December at 3pm UTC/GMT with the first event “Belarus 2020: Still Uploading?”—a lively discussion on the 2020 Belarusian revolution with experts from Belarus and the region...

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech

Facebook is changing its internal rules by including Holocaust denial in its definition of hate speech, after suffering criticism for not doing enough to tackle this form of toxic disinformation. Monika Bickert, VP of Content Policy published a blog post on October 12 announcing that...

Holocaust denial should be considered hate speech, survivors demand of Facebook

The international organization the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), continues their digital campaign featuring video messages from Holocaust survivors demanding that Facebook includes Holocaust denial into their definition of hate speech. The main message of the campaign, addressed to Facebook CEO,...

NED: The Struggle against racial segregation and discrimination in the US continues

The brutal killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis has provoked an outpouring of anger and rage that the United States has not seen since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more than fifty years ago, notes National Endowment...

Open call for small grants for organizations and collectives led by young women

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In response to COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Resilience Fund announced a call for support of  girl and young women activists, with fully flexible rapid response grants of up to $5,000. Applications for the fund are now open and available via www.theglobalresiliencefund.org. The Global Resilience Fund will...

NATO mobilises 6000 scientists to help with the pandemic

NATO has tapped into its pool of defense scientists to support the COVID-19 emergency response. The call was issued by NATO's Chief Scientist, Dr Bryan Wells, the main scientific adviser at the North Atlantic Council. The scientist, out of which more than 5000...

NATO mobilizes against the Covid-19 during the first meeting with Macedonia as an ally

NATO's Supreme Commander was tasked to coordinate the military support in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and to start using the "fast lines" i.e. the special procedures through the European air space for NATO military flights carrying medical equipment, said the Alliance's Scretary...

Corona virus unites all fact checking services in the fight against disinformation

An army of at least 48 organizations worldwide and united as part of the International Fact-Checking Network working on revealing disinformation concerning the corona virus 2019. According to IFCN, one of the widest spread disinformation is that a vaccine has been made ready for this...

BBC audio documentary: Doctor Fake News

The British Broadcasting service BBC has published audio documentary on the subject of websites with fake news from Veles, North Macedonia titled as Doctor Fake News where it is reminded that the first medium that published official conversations with owners of the portals with...

Russia again approves import of peaches, plums and other fruits from Macedonia

Since yesterday, various agricultural crops from Macedonia and Serbia will again be able to be exported to Russia, announced the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. The decision comes after the relevant agency visited the country and Serbia, after which the decision to resume exports was made,...

Hahn doesn’t see the backing out of the US from the Balkans as a problem

Johannes Hahn, the European Union’s commissioner for neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations thinks that Washington is "interesting" and that it gives its support to the EU over its plan for the Western Balkans, but the times when he was more active in the region...

With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference

Ukrainians will head for the polls on Sunday 31 March in what will be the first regular national elections since the country's 2014 Euromaidan revolution. With its Crimean peninsula still occupied by Russian forces, an ongoing military conflict in eastern Ukraine, and rising activity of far-right groups, the...

New York Times published unsigned Op-Ed essay against Trump written by a White House employee

In what is represents a rare precedent for one of the most renowned US press outlets, the New York Times has published an anonymous column by a high ranking official within the US administration of the president of the US, Donald Trump, who says...