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· January, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Photos Uzbek Authorities Do Not Want You To See

Have Acne? South Korea Will Tax Your Treatment

Taxing your pimple outbreak? It is indeed a creative way to collect more taxes.

“Disaster” for Supporters of Ukraine Protests in Uzbekistan

PHOTOS: Humans of Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests

Take a look at a side of life at Ukraine's anti-government Euromaidan protests that isn't shown in mainstream media.

China's Propaganda-Heavy New Year's Gala Fails to Impress Viewers

Known as Chunwan, the variety show regularly draws tens of millions of viewers every year and has become an essential part of Spring Festival celebrations. But its popularity is dwindling.

Don't Stop the Party: Copyright Issues Threaten Trinidad Carnival Fete

The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago has threatened to shut down a popular Carnival fete, but organisers and patrons alike now have a voice through social media.

Egypt's Anti-Terrorism Law to Target Internet

Facebook, among other sites, will come under new scrutiny in Egypt, when a draft "anti-terrorism" law comes into effect.

Citizen Journalists Expose Police Brutality During Protests in Algeria

Protests, which shook El Guerrara town, exposed violent practices by the police in Algeria. Netizens filmed and denounced these practices. Abou Semmar reports.

30 January 2014

Landfill Smoke Continues To Hold Trinidad's Capital Hostage

For the fourth consecutive day, anyone venturing into Port of Spain has had to endure thick, toxic smoke drifting from the city's main landfill. Netizens are complaining on Twitter.

The Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro Is Too Damn High

In Rio de Janeiro, you'll pay 72 reals (30 US dollars) for chicken stroganoff or 43 reals (18.20 US dollars) for a green salad. Residents have had enough.

New Spanish Cardinal Believes that Homosexuality is a “Defect”

"With all respect I am saying that homosexuality is a defective way of expressing sexuality," said the Spanish cardinal Fernando Sebastián Aguilar.

Circumstances Surrounding Aspiring Trinidadian Rapper's Death Still Murky

Talented rapper Titan Lee-Hai fell fifteen floors to his death from his dormitory building at NYU earlier this week. Online condolences from friends and fans have been pouring in.

According to Google Autocomplete ‘Colombia is Passion’ and ‘Mexico is Culture’

Immigration: Issue Still Pending After Obama's State of the Union Address

Obama insisted that the lower house pass an immigration reform in order to legalize the status of more than 11 million undocumented workers living in the United States.

Japan's Taiji Fishermen Return to Infamous Cove for Annual Dolphin Hunt

About 250 bottlenose dolphins were rounded up this year in a secluded cove to be slaughtered for food or sold to marine mammal parks around the world.

29 January 2014

Samsung Withdraws Controversial University Quota Policy in South Korea

South Korea isn't notoriously nicknamed "The Republic of Samsung" for nothing.

Ukraine Rolls Back Short-Lived Anti-Protest ‘Dictatorship Laws’

The Ukrainian Parliament voted to revoke the controversial so-called "dictatorship laws" at the same time that the Ukrainian Prime Minister resigned, but protests still continue.

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

RuNet Echo

Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the true costs of the Olympic preparations in Sochi.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smoke in the City

With multiple fires at Trinidad's main landfill, citizens who work and live in and around the capital have been trying to deal with the effects of the thick smog.

‘Good Girls’ Don't Use Social Media Sites in Tajikistan

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