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Diaspora* and Other Free Software Are Available in the Occitan Language, Thanks to Volunteer Translators

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:26:18 +0000

"I don’t like when people decide that one language has more value than another. In my opinion, every language is as equal as the next."


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Protests in Italy Save Hundreds of Ancient Trees on the Chopping Block for Gas Pipeline Construction

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:07:41 +0000

The olive trees are not only essential to many people's livelihoods, but also beloved by local residents.


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International Fact-Checking Day Celebrated Worldwide: #FactCheckIt!

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:19:31 +0000

Fact-checkers around the world have declared April 2 as a day dedicated to verification and truth. Are you with them?


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The World According to Russian Stereotypes

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:52:25 +0000

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.


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‘People Are Getting on Those Boats Because They Want to Live’

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:06:53 +0000

The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.


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The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:02:59 +0000

A malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and spreading panic.


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Buenos Aires’ Not So Little Italy

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:30:00 +0000

Italian Argentines show their cultural legacy in different ways. In Buenos Aires' annual "Piccola Italia" festival, "Al Dente!" celebrates the country's Day of Italianness.


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Italy's Gesture of ‘Respectful’ Self-Censorship for Iran Ends Up Offending Italians

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:30:32 +0000

"I don’t think President Rouhani would have been surprised to find there were nude statues in Rome."


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Lampedusa's ‘Lioness’ Giusi Nicolini Wins the 2016 Simone de Beauvoir Award

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:49:25 +0000

The 2016 “Simone de Beauvoir Prize" has been awarded to Giusi Nicolini, mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa. She has been called "lioness" “for her brave actions in favour of refugees”


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It's David v. Goliath, as Citizens of ‘Europe's Greenest’ Region Take On an Italian Energy Giant

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:54:51 +0000

Italian energy giant Terna SpA slaps an activist with a 16 million-euro lawsuit as it pushes forward a mega-project in Abruzzo—"Europe's lungs". Which will triumph: business or socio-environmental dissent?


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Latin American Art Show in Italy Promotes Compassion for Refugees and Immigrants

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:56:49 +0000

MirgrArte Postale explores immigration through 125 art postcards by 96 artists from 14 countries.


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One Syrian Refugee's Long and Dangerous Journey to Europe

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:30:17 +0000

Before the war began, Thair Orfahli studied law in Lebanon and regularly visited his family in Syria. But as the violence intensified, he decided he had to leave.


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Journalists Arrested for Covering Cairo Car Bomb Explosion outside the Italian Centre

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:23:14 +0000

One man was killed and several journalists were arrested after a car bomb explosion outside the Italian Centre in downtown Cairo today.


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Cats and Kittens Flood an Italian Anti-Immigration Politician's Facebook Page

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:10:34 +0000

#gattinisusalvini was a virtual flashmob meant to “bring adorable kitten-messengers of love to the walls of those who take life too seriously."


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Thousands Take to Rome's Streets to Echo Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Action

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:43:33 +0000

"...all of humanity needs to stand united in addressing the crisis of our times. Climate change is an issue for everyone with a moral conscience.”


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