Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2016
Here's What Macedonia's Colorful Revolutionaries, Armed With Paint, Have Achieved So Far
The Macedonian ruling political party canceled its plan to hold an election that only they were going to participate in, fulfilling one of the eight demands of the Colorful Revolution.
A Toxic Mix of Violent Activism and Police Repression Wreaks Havoc in Mexico's Oaxaca
In a complex and confusing confrontation, teachers disturb the peace in Oaxaca and the government reacts violently.
Can Japan’s Opposition Parties Compete?
This article is by Corey Wallace and was originally published in East Asia Forum. The article is republished on Global Voices under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. On 10 July, Japan will hold its upper house elections with half of its seats to be contested. This will be the first time...
‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World
"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."
Belarusians Get Naked and Get to Work. (President's Orders.)
Belarusian Internet users have been taking off their clothes in the workplace, after President Lukashenka's video address went viral.
Zanoza.kg: Rising from the Wreckage of Kyrgyzstan's Largest Russian-Language Newspaper
"The information war in Kyrgyzstan is a part of the broader global information war. It has always been and always will be."
At Least 42 Dead in Istanbul Airport Violence
The government has blamed ISIS for the attack. Homes and hotels in Turkey's largest city have opened their doors to stranded passengers.
Political Sniping Follows India's Failure to Win Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership
"Those dissing govt becoz india not part of nsg : this is the reason we not respected : letting politics come in way of standing by nation"
5 Accounts From Female Political Prisoners That Recall the Horrific Torture Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
A confessed torturer was recently praised in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, creating an opening for the group of people who support or minimize state crimes committed during the 21-year dictatorship.
Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’
"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."
Teacher Shortages Aren't Always Hopeless, Proves Human Rights Group in India
A recent report by Oxfam found that 37 percent of the Indian government's primary schools lack adequate teachers due to insufficient funding.
Macedonian Youth Speak Out About Freedom of Expression Through Mini-Videos
"The important thing for the youth to understand is that you do not let them mute you, no matter what."
What Consequences Could the UK's Brexit Have for People in Africa?
"If the UK sneezes Africa will … well Africa will say 'bless you' and move on."
An Argentinian Animator Reimagines the Game of Thrones Title Sequence for the Real World
"I saw the intro and the first thing I thought of was making an adapted version for my country".
One of the World’s Most Welcoming Asylum Countries Is (Wait for It) Uganda
Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.
The Caribbean Considers the Ripple Effects of Brexit
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
Interactive Security Tracker Maps Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa
A new interactive tool that tracks political violence across Sub-Saharan Africa maps deaths by area, trends over time, and the perpetrators involved.
As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?
On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?
Japan This: The Ultimate Online English-Language Guide to Authentic, Historical Tokyo
Japan This is a quirky historical photoblog that examines parts of Tokyo not normally covered by English-language guidebooks.
Nature, Gender Identity, and Other Things You Learn Filming a Documentary in Mexico on the Banks of the Usumacinta River
A Spanish documentary filmmaker followed two members of a El Remolino community, whose stories involved personal journeys, struggles with nature, and grappling with their own sexual identities.
Founder of Protest Reporting Outlet Goes Missing in China
Lu Yuyu has been missing since June 15. Yuyu has been reporting news of mass demonstrations in China via his platform "Not in the News" since 2013.