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How village stories make it to the mainstream media

First developed by women to report on rural villages in India, Khabar Lahariya is now a national phenomenon.
from Splice on Nov 14, 2018.

Congo opposition unites and then quickly divides

Congo’s opposition had a unified presidential candidate…for a few hours.

Uganda case could have implications for internet shutdowns in Africa

Digital rights advocates in Uganda are finally getting their day in court.
from Quartz Africa on Nov 12, 2018.

How the UN unwittingly turned a profit from Israeli settlements

The UN is holding investments in companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements situated in the West Bank, according to a New Internationalist investigation.
from New Internationalist on Nov 9, 2018.

Does the fight against corruption threaten democracy?

“We mustn’t ignore uncomfortable truths about how anti-corruption campaigns are sometimes used to undermine democracy", says Transparency's campaigns director Mike Davis.
from Transparency International on Nov 8, 2018.

Daycare can help prevent drowning in Bangladesh

Drowning is ahead of malnutrition as the top killer of 1-5-year-olds in Bangladesh. Many of these children drown while playing unsupervised in household ponds.
from Daily Star on Nov 7, 2018.

Brazil post-elections: the quid pro quo

After Jair Bolsonaro’s election in Brazil, judge Sergio Moro hurried to Rio to accept an invite to become justice minister. Even Bolsonaro was impressed by his enthusiasm.
from Latin America Bureau on Nov 6, 2018.

Madagascar's presidential poll: top 10 facts

Madagascar’s presidential election on Wednesday has been described as critical for the island nation that has been in the midst of a political crisis since April.
from africanews on Nov 5, 2018.

Future looks grim for the prized shihuahuaco tree

If measures are not taken to protect shihuahuaco trees, it may go extinct in a decade.
from Mongabay on Nov 5, 2018.

The greatest fraud in the history of electoral propaganda

Brazil's election was the biggest farce in its history, starting with irregularities in electoral propaganda, which has not been evaluated by the Superior Electoral Tribunal.
from Pressenza on Nov 2, 2018.
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