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Live online discussion on September 22: Techno-authoritarianism in India

In public and appearances and speeches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared this present decade India’s “Techade”—a digital revolution at the grassroots level, touching all people and “refining” all aspects of politics, economy, and society. Yet even as the leader of the world’s largest democracy urges citizens to harness digital capacity to drive the country to a brighter future, India's rapid...

Live online discussion on September 15: Can citizens of democracies still trust the law?

The legislature — and the legislative process — is one of the three pillars of democracy, enshrined in the very heart of the political system. The legal system and the lawmaking process both exist to protect the citizens of a democracy. Yet, Global Voices research published in the Unfreedom Monitor shows how authoritarian, as well as supposedly democratic states, use...

Reviving the Cree and Ojibwe languages of Manitoba, Canada with TikTok

As a child growing up in the Fox Lake Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, Canada, Sharissa Neault would hear the Ininímowin (Cree) language from her grandparents. However, the language was not passed on her mother and consequently not to Neault either. “As I grew older, I heard less and less Ininímowin until I believed it was lost,” she would...

Global warming: Sea snot appears on Aegean Sea beaches in Chalkidiki, Greece

A slimy foam named sea snot, also known as marine mucilage, which results from global warming, has been appearing increasingly on the Greek beaches during the summer of 2021. Photos of some of the beaches on the Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) peninsula this September show that the Aegean Sea indeed occasionally sprouts such organic foam. Scientists relate the appearance of sea snot...

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 surprise. Millions have suffered during extreme weather events in recent years, and many have speculated...

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 providing alternatives, offering sex-related information via social media to an increasingly curious youth. As of now, Tunisia remains...

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 in Kyiv, according to police reports. Shyshou, who left Belarus in the autumn of 2020 fearing...

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 as a specific crime in 2012. Mexico’s justice system remains woefully ineffective as only 27 percent...

Community support is vital to women athletes: Kosovo alpinist Uta Ibrahimi

This interview by Violeta Jonchevska originally appeared on Global Voices on July 28, 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   Uta Ibrahimi, an alpinist from Kosovo, is the first ethnic Albanian woman to climb Mount Everest, which she did on 22 May 2017. Afterwards, she climbed Manaslu, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse and Gasherbrum, making her officially the first woman from the Balkans to summit five peaks taller than 8000...

Religious cleric criticizes Turkey’s women’s volleyball team for their appearance in Tokyo Olympics

This story by Arzu Geybullayeva originally appeared on Global Voices on July 27, 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license. Turkey's women's volleyball team, known as the “Sultans of the Net,” beat China 3–0 during a Tokyo Olympic match on July 25. It was a win worth celebrating — China has previously won six Olympic medals in women's volleyball including...

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 posted in Prague, following revelations by the Czech intelligence agency (BIS in Czech) that Russian...

Rush for stickers with Macedonian footballers after arrival of official sticker book “Euro 2020“ in North Macedonia

For the first time after the breakup of Yugoslavia, the sport stickers collectors in North Macedonia have a chance to see their national football team in a sticker book for a European championship. Judging by the reactions on the social networks and the swarms at the stores and news stands, the most recent sticker book "Euro 2020" by the Italian...

Global Voices: North Macedonia forced to re-edit Eurovision music video following nationalist rage

North Macedonia's public broadcaster MRTV was forced to re-edit the entry video of the country's contestant of this year's Eurovision Song Contest after two frames showing what appeared to be a Bulgarian flag drew public outrage, writes "Global Voices" in its story based on the article first published by meta.mk. Released on March 11, the music video of “Here I...

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 impact of this transnational youth protest movement in East Asia and beyond, with experts from...

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 and members of the Global Voices community. The event will be live-streamed on Zoom and...

Global Voices condemns the hate attacks on Metamorphosis Foundation

Global Voices has called on the authorities in North Macedonia to investigate the online hate campaign against the Metamorphosis Foundation's staff that began on the 12th of November and is still going. "Global Voices strongly condemns these attacks on our long-standing partner. We call on North Macedonia's authorities to investigate these activities and to enforce the appropriate legal remedies against...

Six false statements by Serbian government officials on COVID-19

Global Voices published an English version of a story of Istinomer (Truth-O-Meter), a fact-checking initiative of the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA), , which meta.mk republishes as part of a content-sharing agreement. The developments involving the arrest and release of journalist Ana Lalić for “spreading panic and inciting unrest” after she reported on the lack of protection equipment at a hospital in...

How Russia influences Serbian media

An opinion poll conducted by the Institute for European Affairs in September 2019 shows that 23 percent of Serbian citizens believe Russia is Serbia's largest aid donor. In reality, Russia hasn't made the top 10 of Serbia's largest donors since 2000, according to the data by the Ministry of European Integration. The EU tops the list with 2.96 billion euros in aid, followed...