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2019/01/04 | Global Voices
Dutch Photographer Armando Ello Explores Indo Identity
The photographer profiles the oft-forgotten identity of over two million Indos, or people with both Indonesian and European roots.
2019/01/02 | Global Voices
Why Do Chinese Netizens Think the 'Yiwu Index' Can Predict Global Affairs?
State media has been complicit in spreading the myth that a commodity index has predictive power.
2018/12/24 | Global Voices
China's Anti-Christmas Campaign Leaves Citizens Feeling Scrooged
Some municipalities are cracking down on Christmas following a national CCP directive. Bah humbug!
2018/12/14 | Global Voices
China's Caging of Domestic Twitterati Ominous for Overseas Users
One Twitter user said that using the social messaging service in China is now 'more dangerous than street demonstrations.'
2018/12/01 | Global Voices
A Rap Song Critical of Thailand's Ruling Military Junta Has Gone Viral
Authorities have threatened to investigate the artists behind the video, which has racked up over 40 million views in just over a month.
2018/11/24 | Global Voices
ANALYSIS: The China Fake News Election Threat
Taiwan and the freedom of its elections is under threat from a barrage of fake news from China.
2018/11/06 | Global Voices
HONG KONG: China Silences Badiucao, a Cartoonist Critical of Google's 'Dragonfly'
Political cartoonist Badiucao has gone silent since Nov. 2, when his first Hong Kong exhibition was abruptly canceled due to threats from the Chinese government.
2018/11/05 | Global Voices
After Fan Bingbing & Meng Hongwei, Nobody Is Safe in Xi Jinping's China
Both the starlet and the cop are victims of Xi's newest repression tactic: liuzhi, or retention in custody.
2018/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese TV Show Slammed for Exploiting Migrant Deportations as Entertainment
The reality show, officially promoted by Japan's Immigration Bureau, is being labeled an 'international embarrassment.'
2018/10/13 | Global Voices
PHILIPPINES: Meet 'Gabbie,' a Chatbot Helping Sexual Harassment Victims
The chatbot helps women report sexual harassment, but it depends on Facebook to secure private chats.
2018/10/07 | Global Voices
INDONESIA: Indie Film Festival Acts as a Lens Into Indigenous Papua
A new indie film festival gives a deeper look into the hardships and triumphs of Papua's indigenous amid ongoing land disputes and conflict with Jakarta.
2018/09/28 | Global Voices
TAIWAN: What Really Happened During the Kansai Airport Evacuation?
Misinformation about how the evacuation of Chinese and Taiwanese citizens was handled contributed to the suicide of a Taiwanese diplomat.