Can you speak ‘Gorilla’? The language lesson that might just save your life

Jon Holmes October 22, 2018 Share this article On a trip to Volcanoes National Park on the Rwanda and DRC border, travel writer Jon Holmes was expecting to see mountain gorillas, but he wasn’t expecting to learn how to speak to them. It’s safe to say that, for a long time, tourism wasn’t exactly on […]

'Like a death blow': Banned alternative media speak to RT after mass Facebook purge

Some 800 anti-establishment accounts and pages have been yanked from Facebook in a sweeping crackdown the social media giant framed as a fight against spammers. RT talked to those who were targeted in the cleansing. Among the hundreds of pages and accounts Facebook and Twitter took down were those both on the political left and […]

Snowden to speak at Israeli conference – with ex-Mossad deputy chief ‘responding’

Edward Snowden is expected to speak via video link at a closed conference held in Israel. The event, which expects to hear Snowden touching upon US spying on Israel, will be joined by a former top Mossad official. The NSA whistleblower is set to speak through a secure video system from Russia, at a conference […]

‘You listen, but you don’t speak:’ Wife of missing former Interpol chief says Chinese agents threatened her over the phone

ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images The wife of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol chief who disappeared and abruptly “resigned” from his post, says she received a call from Chinese agents threatening her safety.  Speaking to Associated Press, Grace Meng said a mysterious Chinese caller told her: “We’ve come in two work-teams, two work-teams just for you.” She […]

Midwife never delivered a baby …as she couldn’t speak English!

A POLISH woman was trained as a midwife by the NHS but never delivered a single baby – after bosses realised she could barely understand English. Barbara Fall, 35, has now been suspended to protect mothers and babies from a “real risk of harm” in what has been branded a “colossal waste of taxpayers’ money”.

Integration failure: Report finds 51% Vienna pupils don’t speak German at home

More than half of students at Viennese schools use their native language, rather than German, at home and as they go about their everyday activities, according to a new integration report released by the Austrian government. The 8th annual report, prepared by an independent expert council, has found that the Austrian government’s efforts to encourage […]

Unpaid and abused: Moderators speak out against Reddit

This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism. It discusses topics that you may find upsetting and contains strong language and racial slurs. Somewhere out there, a man wants to rape Emily. She knows this because he was painfully clear in typing out his threat. In fact, he’s just […]

Athletes speak their mind on the Player's Own Voice podcast

CBC Sports is bringing you closer to Canadian athletes with a brand-new podcast. Like our Player's Own Voice essay series, the Player's Own Voice podcast gives athletes an unfiltered way to speak to Canadians on topics that run from the lighthearted to the profound. This isn't your typical, boilerplate jock talk. Listen in as host Anastasia Bucsis, a two-time Olympic speed skater, and […]

Barging into your home, threatening your family, or making you disappear: Here’s what China does to people who speak out against them

EnginKorkmaz/iStock, Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images, Samantha Lee/Business Insider The Chinese Communist Party has long sought to suppress ideas that could undermine the sweeping authority it has over its 1.4 billion citizens — and the state can go to extreme lengths to maintain its grip. In just the past few years, the government has attempted to muzzle […]