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· March, 2013

Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2013

31 March 2013

Egyptian Hashtag Takes on Homophobia!

A recent social media call to address homophobia stirred a lively and heated discussion despite sexuality being a major taboo in Egypt.

A Platform for Middle East's Indie Musicians

Inside the 2013 Central African Republic Crisis

As rebel leader Michel Djotodia solidifies his control as the new Central African Republic President and the rebel coalition of Séléka announce their control of capital city Bangui, it is...

Iranian Singer Ermia's Show Biz Veil

A young singer's decision to wear a veil on the Persian language hit television show Googoosh Music Academy attracted both cheers and jeers from Iranians who tuned in.

Trying to Get Through: Hungarians Send Video Messages to Prime Minister

Young Hungarians are shocked by the government's stubborn refusal to acknowledge their protests and their demands for a more democratic decision-making. To get their message across, four young people launched...

Angola: Arrested and Disappeared for “Thinking Differently”

Yet another protest in Luanda ended up with 18 detained. The protest action called for "dignity and the right to life for those who think differently", remembering silenced journalists and...

St. Vincent, Haiti: Easter Traditions & Changes

Blackout has Trinidad & Tobago Bloggers Seeing Red

Good Friday in Trinidad and Tobago was suddenly dubbed “Black Friday” as the country descended into darkness, thanks to a nationwide blackout. Most people were communicating via Facebook and Twitter,...

30 March 2013

Russian Photographer Unearths Ghost Slum

As Liberal Russia's Secret Superhero ‘KermlinRussia’ Unmasks, Some See Evil

RuNet Echo

Arseny Bobrovsky, the owner of a Russian PR firm called “Daily Communications,” would be a thoroughly typical example of Moscow’s “creative class” liberals, were it not for one thing: Bobrovsky...

VIDEO: Ukrainian Power Plant Ablaze, Town's Future Uncertain

At least one person was killed and five injured on March 29 in a major fire at the Vuhlehirska Thermal Power Plant in the Ukrainian town of Svitlodarsk, whose survival...

29 March 2013

Russian Anti-Corruption Blogger Appeals to Readers

Europe for the People, Not the Markets

From March 11 to 17 European citizens organized a week of protests against austerity measures imposed on the countries of the European Union, know as the European Counter Summit. People...

Brazilian LGBT Advocates Beaten, One Arrested

VIDEO: Student Film on Japan's Ruthless Job Hunt Goes Viral

Recruitment Rhapsody, an emotional short animated film that captures the rigid and obstacle-ridden job hunt process Japanese students must endure has gone viral with more than 350,000 views.

Will Brazil Stem New Tide of Immigration?

The global financial crisis, wars and natural disasters have inspired a new wave of immigration to Brazil. The development of successful immigration policies may contribute to Brazil’s reputation as an...

Official Fine Dining Goes Underground as China Curbs Excesses

China's crackdown on extravagance and banqueting has sent official fine dining underground. Local governments have turned in-house cafeterias into fine restaurants and hosted lavish private dinners in their homes in...

PHOTOS: Life Before Myanmar Violence

China's Social Web Fawns Over First Lady

China's fashionable first lady Peng Liyuan has not only made the front cover of newspapers home and abroad, but also has attracted a hardcore following on popular Chinese microblogging site...

Caribbean: Technology Regulation

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