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Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique’s @Verdade News Site on Election Day

@Verdade, a Mozambican weekly newspaper and Global Voices partner, was the victim of a massive cyber attack on Oct. 15, 2014, when Mozambican general elections took place last week. The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site at the very hour polls closed and votes were being counted across the large, […]

Islamophobia in the UK. Image source: Islamicate http://islamicate.co.uk/the-question-of-the-true-existence-of-islamophobia/ Iraq

Why Challenging The Islamophopic Narrative Surrounding ISIS Proves Controversial

Written by Nuzhat Fatima and Elaha Walizadeh October marks the celebration of black history in the UK, known as Black History Month. Many institutions across the country organize events to raise awareness about the struggles and achievements of black people. The month kicked off with a great start, in part because of the hard work of […]

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Growing Islamophobia In France: Towards A Revival Of The Extreme Right?

As the French Muslim population has been steadily growing, so has violence against them. Absent from the media a few years ago, the term ‘islamophobia’ is now frequently used to describe prejudice and hatred towards Muslims, and has been at the center stage of political debates in France: anti-Islamic sentiments have been growing within the […]

Protesting the murder of journalists in Mexico. Image source: Global Journalist http://globaljournalist.org/2014/04/mexican-journalism-panel-fails-to-probe-more-than-half-of-assault-threat-cases/ Journalism

Citizen Journalist Kidnapped And Killed In Mexico For Reporting On Organised Crime

Citizen groups in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas reported yesterday that Twitter user María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio​​ had been kidnapped and murdered. Although it is unknown who was responsible for her death, photographs of Fuentes Rubio’s body appeared on her Twitter stream. Her Twitter account ​@Miut3 ​was suspended shortly thereafter​. After María del Rosario supposedly […]

Child Marriage. Image Credit: ABC News Africa

The Fight To End Child Marriage Begins At Home

Six years ago, I went to Kathmandu, Nepal, to spend half a year teaching in a hot and dusty classroom. I began each morning with a rudimentary attendance check. Supplemented with dog-eared English textbooks, my troupe of 12 year old students may have looked the part scribbling away at their wooden desks, but these children […]


 
 
 

 
@Verdade logo. Image Credit: Global Voices

Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique’s @Verdade News Site on Election Day

@Verdade, a Mozambican weekly newspaper and Global Voices partner, was the victim of a massive cyber attack on Oct. 15, 2014, when Mozambican general elections took place last week. The attack began on the eve of the electi...
by Janet Gunter
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Islamophobia in the UK. Image source: Islamicate http://islamicate.co.uk/the-question-of-the-true-existence-of-islamophobia/

Why Challenging The Islamophopic Narrative Surrounding ISIS Proves Controversial

Written by Nuzhat Fatima and Elaha Walizadeh October marks the celebration of black history in the UK, known as Black History Month. Many institutions across the country organize events to raise awareness about the struggles a...
by Nuzhat Fatima
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Image Credit: Tangi Bertin ©2010, some rights reserved

Growing Islamophobia In France: Towards A Revival Of The Extreme Right?

As the French Muslim population has been steadily growing, so has violence against them. Absent from the media a few years ago, the term ‘islamophobia’ is now frequently used to describe prejudice and hatred towards Muslims...
by Clemence Douchez-Lortet
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Protesting the murder of journalists in Mexico. Image source: Global Journalist http://globaljournalist.org/2014/04/mexican-journalism-panel-fails-to-probe-more-than-half-of-assault-threat-cases/

Citizen Journalist Kidnapped And Killed In Mexico For Reporting On Organised Crime

Citizen groups in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas reported yesterday that Twitter user María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio​​ had been kidnapped and murdered. Although it is unknown who was responsible for her death,...
by Tlanonotsalistli
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Child Marriage. Image Credit: ABC News

The Fight To End Child Marriage Begins At Home

Six years ago, I went to Kathmandu, Nepal, to spend half a year teaching in a hot and dusty classroom. I began each morning with a rudimentary attendance check. Supplemented with dog-eared English textbooks, my troupe of 12 yea...
by Heenali Patel
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ISIS Sex Slave Market Staged In London

We’ve all read about the savage beheadings of journalists and aid workers by the Islamic State (IS), as well as the horror tales of them taking over towns and villages and destroying non-Sunni places of worship. 
by Priyanka Mogul
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