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· October, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from October, 2014

31 October 2014

Your Voice Counts, Don't Be Silent

Tensions High as Holy Site Reopens Following Targeted Assassination Attempt of Jewish Activist in Jerusalem

The targeted assassination attempt of Rabbi Yehuda Glick is being called a "dangerous escalation" in Israeli-Palestinian relations, leaving many concerned the region is on the brink of a third intifada.

What is Your Carbon Footprint?

A Game of Marbles to Prevent Homeless Deaths

The Space Race Is Over, But Russian Schadenfreude at American Rocket Troubles Soars

RuNet Echo

In Russia's post-Crimea era, almost any event seems capable of sparking spasms of patriotic fervor. Thanks to the legacy of the Cold War, space travel is a particularly sensitive flashpoint.

They Lied Until He Died: Zambia Acknowledges President's Illness Just Before His Death

Zambia's fifth president, Michael Sata, died on October 28, 2014. Zambians question the government's decision not to tell the nation the truth about his health.

India's Loud, Messy, Not-So-Happy Diwali Celebrations

What prevents Indians from addressing the environmental damages inflicted by Diwali? Is it that the public is simply ignorant about the threats to their own health and safety?

Melton Foundation and Global Voices Successfully Complete Second Round of Collaboration

For the second year in a row, Global Voices mentored a team of fellows from the Melton Foundation on blogging, social media research and how to amplify under-represented stories online.

Tajikistan Still Debating the Good and Evil of Halloween

The holiday of Halloween is back on the government's agenda in Tajikistan, meaning citizens in possession of a pumpkin should beware.

30 October 2014

Human Rights Activist Iyad El-Baghdadi Speaks Out on His Deportation from UAE

Global Voices Advocacy

Iyad El-Baghdadi, who played a key role in social media activism around the Arab uprisings, was deported from the UAE April. Until last week, little was known of his fate.

Drone Footage of Hungary Protests Against “Internet Tax”

With Homes and Infrastructure Destroyed, a Tough Winter Lies Ahead for Gaza

The people of Gaza are doing what they can to prepare for the winter in the wake of war, which left an estimated 100,000 homeless.

Pioneering Trinidad & Tobago TV Personality Hazel Ward-Redman Remembered

Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.

29 October 2014

A Mouse Amidst the Mist

Aleksandr Makarenko: Digital Quartermaster for Ukraine's Army

RuNet Echo

The Ukrainian army and pro-Kyiv forces, underfunded by the state, have relied heavily on support from ordinary Ukrainians like Aleksandr Makarenko, who has raised over $75,000 on social media.

Laughing at Russia's 2018 World Cup Logo

RuNet Echo

Good will is a rare commodity among Russian social media users, and Russia's logo for the 2018 World Cup became the target of mockery the moment it went public.

Mexican University Students Go On Strike Over Ayotzinapa Tragedy

"They were taken alive, we want them back alive!" The student community in Mexico shows their solidarity for the missing students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, which remains unresolved.

World Forum for Democracy Will Discuss “Youth and Democracy” in Strasbourg, France

Blogger Argues Corporate Sponsorship Cheapening Bangaldeshi Folk Culture

6 Things You Wanted to Know About Cameroon but Were Afraid to Ask

Who are Cameroon's big names? Do English speakers and French speakers get along? Gaelle Tjat, based in Douala, gives a colorful portrait of her homeland.

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