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· July, 2013

Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2013

Transgender Teen's Murder Raises Spectre of Jamaican Homophobia

The mob murder of a transgender youth has got bloggers discussing the country's homophobic laws and Jamaicans' attitude towards gay people.

What Does a “Green Party” Win Mean for Trinidad & Tobago Politics?

Trinidad and Tobago‘s hotly contested Chaguanas West by-election ended with a resounding victory on Monday night for Jack Warner, who reclaimed his seat with a convincing win.

Caribbean: E-waste Ethics

ICT Pulse blogs about e-waste in the Caribbean.

Zimbabweans Vote as President Mugabe Seeks Seventh Term

Mugabe is the only president the country has had since its independence from Britain in 1980.

Abre Latam, an Open Conference for an Open Region

Reviews and photos from Abre Latam, an event about open data and transparency in Latin American governments which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Germany: Security Above the Constitution

Comments from leading MPs in Germany on the surveillance scandals and security issues prove to be a cause for concern.

Last Day for Submitting Applications for Highway Africa New Media Awards

Today, July 31, 2013 (16:30, Pretoria Time) is the closing date for submitting applications for the Telkom- Highway African New Media Awards.

Asylum Seekers in Germany: Integration or Slavery?

Asylum seekers will carry luggage at a train station in Gmünder, Germany for €1.05 an hour if a proposed integration project is passed.

INTERVIEW: How TEDx Talks Are Putting São Tomé On the Map

"Connected to the World" was the motto of the first TEDx event in the African island where a local revolution is taking place with the arrival of 3G Internet.

#FreeSafy – Bahrain Arrests Blogger in Dawn Raid

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.

Brazil's Vinegar Revolt Renews Police Demilitarization Debate

Some argue it is impossible for Brazil's military police, a leftover from from the country's dictatorship, to view the people as anything but the enemy.

Racist Slur As A Brand Name

Abdul Halik writes about reactions to a brand of dates marketed in Sri Lanka which sounds like a well-known and highly derogatory term referring to Muslims. The blogger analyses the...

Kuwaiti Emir Pardons Jailed Tweeters

Under Kuwaiti law, lese majeste is prohibited as the Emir's stance "cannot be violated." Some argued those convicted and imprisoned were exercising their freedom of speech.

Brutal Attack on Moscow Cop Reignites Russian Ethnic Tensions

Russia rarely enjoys any stretch of time without some news event involving ghastly violence between ethnic Russians and ethnic minorities.

Bangladesh Experiences Second Stage Of Cyber Crime

Recently Bangladesh police arrested four persons for credit card skimming fraud. They have siphoned millions of Bangladeshi Taka from ATMs of different banks. Blogger and assistant professor of University of...

Colombia: Welcome to Downtown Medellín

Downtown Medellin, my home, is one of the most colorful places I have known in my life. It’s not the prettiest or safest place on earth, but it’s very interesting,...

Election of Members of Constitutional Court Sparks Protests in Peru

Under the banner "This Congress doesn't represent me," Peruvians took to the streets to protest a controversial election of various public officials by the Congress.

Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border Shooting Prompts Theories, But No Answers

Despite the fact that the two sides regularly meet to discuss border issues and work together to demarcate unmarked sections of the border, shootings keep occurring.

Why Contribute to GV in Arabic ?

Ahlam Safi from Saudi Arabia explains [ar] what motivated her to translate for Global Voices in Arabic and what she has gained from her contribution. She blogs: وفرّ لي موقع الاصوات...

Bosnian Fans of Serbia's Red Star Football Carve 60-Meter Mountainside Logo

As many fans and foreign friends from the region attest, it is a sign of true fanaticism for one's favorite football club.

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