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· September, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2014

Peruvian Amazon Faces Cold Temperatures: Consequences of Climate Change

Peruvian journalist and writer Paco Bardales, comments with other colleagues the waves of cold weather, or friajes, that recently affected usually hot Iquitos. These weather phenomena have gone from sporadic,...

Gay Rights in Trinidad & Tobago Once Again Out of Reach as Prime Minister Backpedals

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has backed off of past promises to decriminalise homosexual acts, saying "it would not be prudent" to do so now.

Surviving Sierra Leone's Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

Some point out that cultural practices in parts of Sierra Leone aggravate risks, such as bathing in water used to wash Ebola victims, believing it will bring good luck.

The First Edition of the Africa Web Festival Will Kick Off in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The first Africa Web Festival will take place in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire (November 24-26).  The festival will give the opportunity to any designers in Africa to participate in a contest (registrations...

Exit Hamid Karzai, Afghan Legend

After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg he inhabited for so long. Even Afghans that hated him now find themselves feeling sentimental.

Will Trinidad & Tobago's Government “Listen, Learn & Lead”?

Blogger and public relations professional Dennise Demming is disillusioned with Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who claims to “listen, learn and lead”, but then takes action to the...

Colombia: No to Sex Tourism in Medellín

By mid July 2014, the Facebook page No to sex tourist was created, with the purpose of create awareness about sex tourism in Colombia. Wikipedia lo define como: … una...

‘Love Jihad’ in India: Reality, Myth or Simply a Case of Political Rabble-Rousing?

'Love Jihad,' when Muslim men allegedly lure non-Muslim girls by feigning love and then forcibly convert them to Islam, has once again raised its head in India. Does it exist?

Telling Puerto Rican Stories on the Web

Esta Vida Boricua [This Boricua Life] is a digital storytelling project which explores the past and present of Puerto Rico through the collection of experiences of people from all walks...

How a ‘Small Dream to Be the Change’ Grew Into a Charity With the Best Social Media Campaign in Uganda

Tumusiime Patrick interviews 40 Days Over 40 Smiles founder Esther Kalenzi about the charity, which helps vulnerable children and communities to access education and training.

Art & Education in Suriname

Referring to English art critic Sir Herbert Read‘s book Education Through Art, Carmen Dragman, via Srananart's Blog, looks at the value of art in education, suggesting that the current Caribbean...

Taiwanese See in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests What a Future With China Might Be Like

More than a thousand people gathered in the Freedom Square in Taiwan to express their solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.

How to Go Trainspotting in China Without Being Charged With Espionage

YouTube vlogger RailKingJP regularly uploads fantatsic footage of his trainspotting adventures in Japan and abroad. New to the hobby? He also offers tips and tricks for tracking down trains.

New Document Leak Reveals Scope of Collaboration Between Moscow and Donetsk

These documents offer fascinating insights into the relationship between the Russian Far Right and the separatists now active in eastern Ukraine.

Second Hunger Strike Over Highway May Leave Trinidad & Tobago Fighting For Its Soul

Environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh takes up a second hunger strike to protest the construction of a section of highway, but the stakes are now much higher than a simple road.

Questioning Weekend's Media Silence About Ebola

“When will Ebola news go 24/7?,” asks a US/Canadian professor Crawford Kilian: I have long been used to outbreak news dropping off on weekends. The media, government agencies, and NGOs...

Video of Japan's Mount Ontake Eruption as it Happened

One person has been left dead, nearly fifty climbers are severely injured, and ten people are missing after Mount Ontake, a popular climbing spot, in central Japan, erupted.

What it Means to be Puerto Rican for Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera has been imprisoned in the United States for over thirty years because of his political beliefs.

8 Things You Wanted to Know About Madagascar but Were Afraid to Ask

If you ever wonder about visiting Madagascar or simply want to know more about the island, here are a few facts to consider.

Thailand's Military Stops University Lecture on ‘Authoritarianism’ and Detains Professors

Academics from various universities in Thailand have deplored the action taken by the army and the government as an attack on academic freedom.

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