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· April, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from April, 2014

30 April 2014

Kyrgyz Parliament Considers Anti-Gay Law

Bektau-Ata, Kazakhstan's “Kingdom of Unearthly Beauty”

Army Drafters “Do Not Give a Damn About the President” in Tajikistan

Trinidad & Tobago: The Implications of Style

‘I Saw You On The Train': Falling in Love on Portugal's Public Transport

Does Kyrgyzstan Need A Putin?

There is only one Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, but does a fledgling democracy like Kyrgyzstan need its own version?

YouTube Video Series ‘Argumentos’ Offers Insight Into Venezuelan Conflict

'Arguments' is a series of videos on YouTube that offers insights across Venezuelan society through the opinions of various personalities who know about the reality of the country.

Fighting “Breast Ironing” in Cameroon

When Will Impunity End for Slave Traders in Mauritania ?

Does the Caribbean Sanction Violence against Children?

A blog that discusses issues of violence, sexual assault and child abuse is infuriated at Caribbean governments' response to recent allegations of child exploitation in some state institutions.

Robert Antoni Wins 2014 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

The Subway: The Arteries of New York City

Bringing together art, culture, and urban legends, New York City's subway system inspires mixed feelings in its customers.

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

RuNet Echo

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

Fans in Skopje Gather to Exchange Football Stickers

29 April 2014

Spare the Rod, 10 Tips From a Peaceful Parent

The Bridge

After people applauded the discipline in a viral video of a mother hitting her child in Trinidad, our Caribbean editor felt compelled to share her thoughts on peaceful parenting.

Activists Battle Religion, Tradition in Gambia's Female Genital Mutilation Fight

Aja Babung Sidibeh followed cultural tradition and became a female genital mutilation (FGM) practitioner after the death of her parents years ago in her native Janjangbureh in the Central River Region...

South Koreans Accuse Government of Botching Ferry Response

It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.

Protesting in Venezuela Will Require Authorization

From Igor Sechin to Dick Cheney: the End of Russia's Zuckerberg

RuNet Echo

In February, Vkontakte's CEO joked in public that nothing would reverse Facebook’s “slow death.” What’s died instead, it seems, is Durov’s opposition to the world’s largest social network.

Bangladeshis Are Not Happy With India's Bharatya Janata Party

Subramanian Swamy said Bangladesh should compensate India for its undocumented migrants there by giving the country one-third of its land. A Bangladeshi hacker group hacked 300 government websites in retaliation.

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