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· September, 2013

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2013

30 September 2013

India: The Prime Minister Nominee & His Criminal Records

South Korea: President's Failed Welfare Promise Sparks Criticism

Heavy on the Politicking, Light on the Substance in Cameroon's Elections

Many of the candidates running in Cameroon for National Assembly and municipal council seats are lacking well-defined platforms that tell voters where they stand on the issues.

Doctors in Panama Launch Strike Over Foreign Recruitment Law

Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.

28 September 2013

‘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.

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.

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

Russian News Websites Black Out to Protest Journalist's Arrest

RuNet Echo

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.

27 September 2013

“You Can Kick Female Flight Attendants” in Kazakhstan

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

Russia’s Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

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.

Kyrgyzstan: “It is Impossible to Propagandize Homosexuality”

“An e-Book is a Book” – Nigerian Poet and Linguist

"An e-Book is a Book" - Sticklers for traditional modes of publishing will lament this as retrogression, but they will be wrong, says Nigerian writer Kola Tubosun.

Documentary Films Tackle Child Sexual Abuse in India

Indian documentary films are heightening awareness about child abuse. By talking to children, responsible adults and even abusers, these films are helping open up an erstwhile shuttered space.

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

Online Petition Got Sea Turtle Released in the Philippines

Captive sea turtle was used as photo-op to attract tourists. More than 1,500 signed petition to release the sea turtle.

26 September 2013

“Fetishization of Somoni” Continues in Tajikistan

Busting Myths about Kazakhstan

When There's No Emergency Phone Number, Kenya Tweets For Help

When al-Shabab gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, Philip Ogola of Kenya Red Cross jumped to action – with a tweet.

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