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· September, 2013

Below are posts about citizen media in English. Don't miss Global Voices, where Global Voices posts are translated into English! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about English from September, 2013

Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed

Yeshey Dorji welcomes the move of the Bhutanese National Council to initiate a discussion on the electoral corruptions that were reported during the country's last General Elections the possible amendments...

India: The Prime Minister Nominee & His Criminal Records

“Can a person with Criminal Records become the PM of India?” – asks Dr. Abdul Ruff while discussing the nomination of the right wing leader and Gujarat chief-minister Narendra Modi....

Gazans Call to End Rafah Border Suffering

"Human dignity has become a joke. International law is nothing but empty, powerless words printed in books," writes Gazan student Shahd Abu Salama, who is stranded at the Rafah Crossing.

South Korea: President's Failed Welfare Promise Sparks Criticism

President Park is under fire for her retreat on campaign promises of higher pension and tuition subsidies. Critics say her campaign pledges adopted against her own identity as a conservative candidate,...

Syrian-Palestinian Refugees of Rap: “The Age of Silence is Over”

After the Assad regime destroyed their UN-funded studio, Sawt Al Shaab (The Voice of the People), in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Refugees of Rap has regrouped. Read more here.

Why Indonesia Should Not Raise its Minimum Wage

Rocky Intan explains why a minimum wage hike in Indonesia will harm the country's economy: National and local leaders should resist pressure by some union leaders for an increase in...

Phuket-themed Stamps in Thailand

Mark Jochim features Thailand stamps that showcase the beauty and culture of Phuket, a popular island tourism destination. Interestingly, he notes that Phuket-themed stamps do not include the famous beaches...

VIDEO: Filmpoem “Prayer of Fear” Stuns Egypt

The Egyptian citizen collective Mosireen has been tirelessly documenting the #Jan25 revolution and the events that followed in images and documentaries. One of their very last creations is “Prayer of...

Foreign Domestic Migrants’ Flashmob Dance in Hong Kong

Chinese City Invites Web Users to Correct Its ‘Chinglish’

To attract more foreigners to work in Shenzhen, the city has launched a campaign to wipe out poorly translated public signs.

Boko Haram Militants Kill Up to 50 Nigerian University Students

The students were asleep in their college dormitory when the armed gunmen attacked. Boko Haram has been behind many deadly attacks in the region recently.

Saudi Clergyman Delivers Ground-breaking Science on Why Women Shouldn't Drive

Women in Saudi Arabia should not drive because driving will have adverse effects on their pelvis and ovaries, says a religious scholar. No Kidding.

‘How Much Are You Paid?’ Young Nigerians Ask Their Members of Parliament

Young Nigerians on and offline ask their members of Parliament some hard questions.

Chinese Rethink Capital Punishment after Execution of Xia Junfeng

The public opinion in China is in support of capital punishment. However, many netizens reflect upon their stand after the execution of street vendor Xia Junfeng. Offbeat China highlights the...

Crowd-funding Revives Australian Climate Council After Government Axe

Following the axing of the Australian government Climate Commission it has been reborn as the not-for-profit Climate Council thanks to crowd-funding.

Russian News Websites Black Out to Protest Journalist's Arrest

A photographer was among the 30 activists arrested by Russian border guards on board Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise. His detention has riled up Russian journalists and other media figures.

“You Can Kick Female Flight Attendants” in Kazakhstan

A former government official in Kazakhstan recently kicked a female flight attendant, reportedly because she did not speak Kazakh. The story has caused a stir on social media. Blogger Pivovar offers...

GV Face: Retweeting Terrorists? The Westgate Mall Attacks

In this week's edition of our Google Hangout series GV Face, we discuss the role of social media in the aftermath of the devastating attack in Kenya.

Russia’s Hunger Games

There are two hunger strikes in Russia today, one by a famous Pussy Riot member and another by a mothers' group. What do the different receptions online say about Russia?

Tajik President's Reelection Bid Finds Support Online

With less than six weeks to go before presidential elections, Tajikistan's incumbent leader has found unexpected support from some bloggers.

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