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A Cultural Outlook

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  • A day in the life of a bamboo shoot harvester in MyanmarA day in the life of a bamboo shoot harvester in Myanmar
    Long days in the forest to make ends meetKo Pho La shows off his freshly collected bamboo shoots. / Htet Wai / The Irrawaddy This article by Htet Wai is from The Irrawaddy, an independent news website in Myanmar, and is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing… Read more »
  • China’s hunger for minerals stirs resistance in rural ThailandChina’s hunger for minerals stirs resistance in rural Thailand
    Open-pan salt cooking at a factory in Kut Ruea village in Sakon Nakhon province. The workers are paid according to the amount of salt they produce for the day– about 350 baht (11.3 US Dollars). Visarut Sankham/The Isaan Record This edited article is from The Isaan Record, an independent news… Read more »
  • ‘Conservation or community rights’? Bangladesh bans fishing for 65 days‘Conservation or community rights’? Bangladesh bans fishing for 65 days
    Local fisherfolk have long been protesting these bansTraditional fishing in Bangladesh. Image via Wikipedia by Michael Foley, World Bank. CC BY 3.0 The government of Bangladesh has imposed a ban on all types of fishing off its coastal region from 20 May to 23 July 2019 to ensure the safe… Read more »
  • Cameroon on a path to ‘national dialogue’ as Anglophone crisis continuesCameroon on a path to ‘national dialogue’ as Anglophone crisis continues
    Talks will focus on ‘bilingualism, cultural diversity and social cohesion’A man in Cameroon wears a shirt featuring President Paul Biya, taken March 20, 2008, via RNW media/Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0. Cameroon’s leader Paul Biya, in an infrequent outing on Tuesday, September 10, announced talks to put to rest the crisis… Read more »
  • Street-side vendors of Zanzibar’s iconic ‘kanga’ textiles forced to close up shop after 30 yearsStreet-side vendors of Zanzibar’s iconic ‘kanga’ textiles forced to close up shop after 30 years
    Kanga textiles are intricately woven into Swahili coastal cultureMohammed Abdallah Moody sells kanga, traditional textiles, in Darajani market, Stone Town, Zanzibar. Photo by Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein, used with permission. Every day in Zanzibar, women and men from all over the islands converge in Stone Town, the historic capital, to purchase… Read more »
  • Internet shutdowns and the right to access in Sudan: A post-revolution perspectiveInternet shutdowns and the right to access in Sudan: A post-revolution perspective
    Are apologies enough to ensure freedom of expression? A cell phone vendor in Khartoum, Sudan, September 16, 2012. Photo by joepyrek via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0. On 3 September, a Sudanese court ordered telecommunications companies Sudani and MTN to apologize to their customers for disrupting access to their networks at… Read more »
  • Trinidad & Tobago government to rethink Sedition ActTrinidad & Tobago government to rethink Sedition Act
    A review does not necessarily mean a repealA screenshot of Trinidad and Tobago union leader, Watson Duke, taken from a YouTube video of a news report in which he alleges that Tobagonian firemen face discrimination. Duke was arrested under the Sedition Act on August 26, 2019. Video uploaded by TTT… Read more »
  • Why the Bahamas needs kindness right nowWhy the Bahamas needs kindness right now
    A quick guide to the many ways you can donateScreenshot from a YouTube video uploaded by NBC News showing drone footage of the Bahamas’ Marsh Harbour destroyed by Hurricane Dorian. The Bahamas is struggling to right itself after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, the first Category 5 storm of the… Read more »
  • Tobago's coral bleaching alert makes it clear there is ‘no alternative’ to fighting the climate crisisTobago's coral bleaching alert makes it clear there is ‘no alternative’ to fighting the climate crisis
    The island's reefs are on “Bleaching Alert Level One”Bleached stag horn coral. Photo by Matt Kieffer, CC BY-SA 2.0. Tobago's coral reefs are an integral part of both the island's marine ecosystem and its economy. Home to numerous species of marine life (and a main source of fish for local… Read more »
  • Jamaica remembers Hurricane Gilbert, but is the island prepared for a Dorian?Jamaica remembers Hurricane Gilbert, but is the island prepared for a Dorian?
    “Many don't remember how powerful and devastating the hurricane was”Lt.j.g. Eli Maurer, executive officer Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser, assists in delivering relief aid to McLeans Town Cay, Great Bahama Island Sept. 9, 2019. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force,… Read more »
  • A beloved Trinidadian vendor regains his rightful place selling nuts at cricket matchesA beloved Trinidadian vendor regains his rightful place selling nuts at cricket matches
    Jumbo has been a fixture of Caribbean cricket since 1971Screenshot of “Jumbo the Nuts Man,” who is used to selling his fresh and roasted peanuts at sporting events like West Indies cricket. Image is taken from a YouTube video entitled, “Support for JUMBO de Nuts Man”, uploaded by Brian Bartholomew.… Read more »