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· April, 2015

Stories about Citizen Media from April, 2015

30 April 2015

At Least 30 People Killled After Heavy Rains in Chile

A Chilean Real-Time Video App Launches at the Boston Marathon

Yemen's Catastrophic Infographics Highlight Tragedy in Numbers

Under the hashtag #YemenInNumbers, Yemeni student Ruba Aleryani has creatively presented Yemen's catastrophe in eye catching and simple infographics. Noon Arabia shares this selection of tweets which highlight the tragedy.

How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco

Rising Voices

"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."

29 April 2015

An Unexpected TV Rerun Sends Serbia's Social Media Into Censorship Panic

Satirical news show 24 Minutes was supposed to air a new episode with Serbia's embattled ombudsman as a guest, but a rerun ran instead. Censorship-weary viewers feared the worst.

Chernobyl Is Burning, But Who's to Blame?

RuNet Echo

As first responders fought the wildfire near the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, panic and the conspiracy theories bloomed fast on social networks.

The Quest for the Mexican Miracle

War Has Left Yemenis Stranded Abroad and Displaced at Home

Thousands of Yemenis are stranded abroad, unable to return home, since Saudi-led coalition forces started bombing the country on March 26. Another 300,000 are internally displaced in Yemen.

In the Face of Destruction, Nepal Refuses to Be Broken

Following a devastating earthquake, hope and solidarity come together in Nepal, where a strong government has been painfully absent.

28 April 2015

Ukraine's Security Service Takes Down 30,000 Websites to Fight ‘Pro-Russian Propaganda’

RuNet Echo

In an attempt to shut down a handful of pro-Russian websites, Ukraine's Security Service seized servers from one of the country's largest hosting providers, taking down thousands of innocent websites.

Meet the Woman Who's Shaking Up Pakistan's Social Gaming Industry

Global Voices' Faisal Kapadia speaks to Mariam Adil, the young entrepreneur who's making waves in Pakistan's gaming industry.

‘Nappies in Adolescence': Alarming Number of Pregnant Teens in Venezuela

One Croatian Village's Memory Lives On, 71 Years After Nazis Destroyed It

On April 30, 1944, Nazi officers and other troops murdered an entire Croatian village. The Lipa Remembers Memorial Center is making sure no one forgets.

Chilean Volcano Wakes Up After Four Decades of Inactivity With Violent, Spectacular Eruption

Is Mexico’s National Game a Beloved Sport or Animal Cruelty?

Is charrería an expression of Mexican folklore or an abusive practice against animals?

Peru Struggles to Navigate the Needs of Intelligence Collection and Privacy Rights

The political storm caused by revelations about the country's chief intelligence agency has subsided, but the debate about security and privacy is still booming and banging.

Mexican Rescue Team Asks for Help to Go to Nepal

27 April 2015

VIDEO: The World Is Saying #FreeZone9Bloggers

Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices marks the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers with this crowd-sourced this video of support. Say it with us: #FreeZone9Bloggers!

The Beginning of a New Era for Bangladesh Cricket

"Congrats to Bangladesh on a comprehensive series win against Pakistan. They are growing in confidence since the World Cup."

Following Hundreds of Deaths at Sea, a ‘Die-In’ in France Calls for EU Migrant Reform

The number of migrants killed while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have increased dramatically. Still the European Union's priorities don't seem to be about saving lives.

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