Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2015
Nicaraguan Mother Recovered Her Child Detained At German Embassy in Managua
Ximena Gutiérrez, a Nicaraguan mother, recovered her child who was detained by his father at the German Embassy in Nicaragua. Arun was taken to the Embassy's office in Managua by his father, a German citizen. Considering the unwillingness to leave the place, the little child's mother reported to the authorities...
Before the Border: The Immigrant Odyseey Across Mexico
The perils of crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are well documented, but for thousands of undocumented migrants from Central America, crossing Mexico is even more dangerous. To reach the US border, undocumented migrants from Central America undertake a dangerous 1,500-mile trip through Mexico, where they risk...
Colombia Past and Present: An Interview with Author William Ospina
Excerpts from the most popular segments of an interview with the writer William Ospina on history, perception, and cultural identity in Colombia and Latin America.
Yemen's No Fly Zone: Thousands of Yemenis are Stranded Abroad
Due to the No Fly Zone in Yemen, thousands of stranded Yemenis cannot return home and are stranded in airports around the world.
In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage
Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.
Kazakhstan Ponders 2026 World Cup Bid
"Everyone saw how the Brazilians cried in 2014. In 2026 we might as well hang ourselves."
The Government is Unprepared as Peru's Heavy Rains Unleash Lethal Landslides
The rain season is getting stronger and longer every year in Peru. This year at least seven people died in landslides caused by the rain in Chosica, near Lima.
As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm
In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.
A Runaway Rhinoceros Rampages Through a Bazaar in Nepal
The country's Chitwan National Park, 28 miles from where the incident took place, is home to 503 rare one-horned rhinos.
Another Blogger Hacked to Death: Is Free Thinking Becoming Fatal in Bangladesh?
A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.
Tajikistan's Mosques Are Acting as Government Mouthpieces
"We left the mosque before [prayers] finished. We decided not to go there again because our mosques have turned into places of fraud."
Municipal Referendum to Preserve Skopje Shopping Centre Scheduled
The local council of the Municipality of Centar, part of the Skopje downtown area, approved a proposal to hold a referendum to preserve the authentic look of the iconic Skopje Shopping Center. As Meta.mk reports, the referendum will take place on April 26. For the referendum to be successful, it needs a...
An Interview with Anna Nemtsova About Being a Russian Journalist
Independent Russian journalist Anna Nemtsova talks to Global Voices about the assassination of Boris Nemtsov (no relation), Putin's recent unexplained disappearance, and censorship in Russia.
Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’
Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.
Russian Journalists, You're Now Being Ranked in Real Time
A new online service launched that ranks Russian-language journalists according to the amount of social-media traffic their articles generate.
Is This What UN Special Adviser on Yemen Has to Say on Current War: “? tmnoppbbnpbkpb”
Assistant UN Secretary-General, Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Yemen Jamal Benomar's Twitter account has sent out the following message earlier today: ? tmnoppbbnpbkpb — Jamal Benomar (@Jamal_Benomar) March 29, 2015 Adam Baron, a journalist covering Yemen, remarks 13 hours after the tweet was first published: Cant believe Jamal Benomar's media...
#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race
The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.
Iranian Television Producer Mostafa Azizi is Jailed in Iran's Evin Prison
Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian television producer and author, was arrested last month when he tried to repatriate to Iran from Canada.
Civil War Separates Peuhl Children from their Parents in Yaloke, Central African Republic
Peuhl minorities of Islamic confession have been trying to escape anti-balaka militia since the beginning of the civil war in in the Central African Republic. One of the camps where displaced Peuhl can find protection is the Yaloke camp by the Cameroonian border in the western region. The health situation in...
Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack
March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit list after he opposed government peace talks with the militant group in 2014. His moderate views also have been misinterpreted...
How One Woman Fought One of the World’s Biggest Oil Companies—and Won
It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, but a retired teacher in Norco, Louisiana, persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant.