Stories about Citizen Media from August, 2016
The government's denial of Jean's detention has left his friends and colleagues fearful that authorities may be concealing information on his whereabouts or death.
The question-and-answer Russian website “TheQuestion” reportedly completed a second investment round this summer, securing $500,000, and is opening new offices in Berlin and London.
"We have been looking forward to a coding language in Bengali for a long time. Why should our higher learning and computer learning be in a foreign language?"
"This sentence signifies a step backwards in terms of tolerance and shows just how much issues of cast, religion, slavery and therefore democracy are taboos in Mauritania."
"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."
There are more than 30 different species of cicada in Japan. Each one has its own distinctive call. How many can you recognize?
Both the new police grooves and the old army tunes are decidedly patriotic in tone.
Tulu is spoken by 3-5 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, plus a sizeable diaspora living in the US and the Gulf countries.
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
"She would also be very restless sometimes. She had been stabbed and beaten before. This doesn’t happen only to Hande, it happens to all of them."
Japan invites the world to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by emphasizing "otaku culture."
"Anyone that is still in doubt about the political nature of this case should search his inner conscience closely."
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.
"Madagascar would be the kid no one invites to a party coz they live out of town."
Web blocking continues to plague Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Peru drops US $22 million on spyware, and sharing just might become a crime in Colombia.
"I think I united a nation."
From rape victims to democratic party donors, WikiLeaks' latest data dumps demonstrate a disturbing trend of publishing the personal information of private individuals.
On August 31, the world celebrates Blog Day. A group in Paraguay is making something special of the holiday.
Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”
"Zambia is slowly becoming a court room. We all must be careful when we speak out on issues of national interest."
"#FeyisaLilesa used the biggest stage of his life to express a muzzled generational cry for freedom. He spoke without words. #courage"