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19.10.2020

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

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

Written by Metamorphosis Foundation Decision to change is based on increase of racist violence worldwide This story was originally published by Meta.mk. An edited version is republished here via a content-sharing agreement between Global Voices and Metamorphosis Foundation. Facebook is changing its rules to include Holocaust… »

17.10.2020

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Wildfires have been raging in central and northern Argentina for months where more than 400,000 hectares (988,422 acres), comparable in size to more than 560,000 soccer fields, have burned to date. According to the latest data from the National Fire Management Service, thirteen of Argentina’s twenty-three provinces are affected, with a consequential loss… »

11.10.2020

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

We are sharing our visual libraries to inspire future generations of illustrators My name is Isela Xospa and I am a freelance illustrator and editor. The graphic design project that I am developing is the result of a personal journey to find ways of asserting my indigenous identity in a… »

03.10.2020

Artists from around the world bid farewell to the creator of Mafalda

Artists from around the world bid farewell to the creator of Mafalda

Mafalda is an iconic Spanish-language comic strip character On September 30, 88-year-old award winning Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón passed away. He is better known as Quino, the creator of the famous comic strip character Mafalda—the revolutionary, feminist, environmentalist and humanist girl who conquered the hearts of several generations. Quino’s death… »

30.09.2020

After documenting land grabs in their reserve, 18 indigenous and black leaders detained in Nicaragua

After documenting land grabs in their reserve, 18 indigenous and black leaders detained in Nicaragua

The president of the autonomous indigenous government is still detained Princess Barberena, a black Kriol environmental and feminist activist from Nicaragua has been detained by Nicaraguan soldiers on September 27, along with Kriol forest ranger Roger Joseph and 16 other black and indigenous leaders, lawyers, and forest rangers from the indigenous… »

23.09.2020

Peru’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

Peru’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

This statistic reflects how Peru treats its indigenous peoples The title of this article summarizes the attitude of the state channel TV Perú towards indigenous peoples, while also reflecting the colonial history of the country. At the threshold of the bicentennial anniversary of the nation-state of Peru, the space that the… »

16.09.2020

Millions of Indian students sit university entrance exams after government disregards protests to postpone them

Millions of Indian students sit university entrance exams after government disregards protests to postpone them

Some of the country’s schools are also set to reopen later this month Around 2.8 million Indian students sat university examinations from the end of the August to September 13 as the country approaches the grim milestone of 5-million total COVID-19 cases. Despite pleas from civil society to defer… »

13.09.2020

Are Romance languages becoming more gender neutral?

Are Romance languages becoming more gender neutral?

Languages reflect a divided society In the coming months, Global Voices will explore non-binary language initiatives, initially known as “inclusive language”. This first collective story begins with an exploration of gender in Romance languages. Language can be seen as a form of magic that impacts the world. What we say… »

10.09.2020

How indigenous women in Canada heal through art

How indigenous women in Canada heal through art

Indigenous women in Canada suffer high rates of violence In the Canadian winter of 2002, passers-by walking through Vancouver’s Downtown East Side could see Rebecca Belmore, from the Indigenous Anishinaabe Nation, nailing her long red dress to a telephone pole. She struggled to free herself, and then once released, her dress hanging in tatters… »

06.09.2020

Netizens across former Yugoslavia celebrate 75 years of women’s suffrage

Netizens across former Yugoslavia celebrate 75 years of women’s suffrage

On this day in 1945 women in our country earned the right to vote for the first time. Regarding that issue, as usual, various “anticommunists” crawled from under their rocks, with the thesis that this was not so important because that year a one-party system was created which didn’t allow… »

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