Stories about Citizen Media from April, 2018
"There was complete media blackout. But journalists were there [to] tell the story [through] social media. Self censorship sign of oppression"
"The confirmation of the students murdered in Jalisco is a shame. As a country, we must demand justice. There is no justification for these crimes... Never impunity, never amnesty..."
In the second part of our interview, journalist Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio discusses her writings about racism in Spain.
"We are looking at how gender affects the way that our stories are told, constructing narratives and using technology to make the transformative role we play more visible."
#SOSNicaragua: At least 25 killed in Nicaragua protests, including one journalist, say human rights groups
Nicaraguans are live broadcasting, tweeting and video blogging about the crisis on the ground.
A journalist best known for exposing human rights violations in the diamond trade, Marques is not the only target of the Angolan regime.
"Asifa is not 'just the face of a child'; she symbolizes the violence her community faces."
‘Compromising journalism. Compromising a young woman's right to be herself. Compromising the nation.’
A Trinidad & Tobago newspaper is slammed for its "homophobic" coverage of history-making sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye.
In Spain, "it's not uncommon to hear phrases like 'I'm not racist, but,' as if that preamble were to invalidate the racist remark that usually follows."
"We are all humans. We are all the same. When are you going to realize you’re on the wrong side of history?"
"Now to the assignment at hand, would Hillel have asked on an assignment about World War 2 to come up with ways for Nazi Germany to annihilate the Jewish people?"
"If Banton[...]retracted his hideous views on homosexuality and sought to amend the damage he has done to men and women across the Caribbean, he would be worthy of a platform."
In Tanzania, where media historically holds strong ties to government interests, blogging opened up possibilities for individuals to establish private news outlets that proved immensely powerful.
"We wish to encourage each other to participate in this collective movement to assert our right to navigate public spaces on our own terms."
"...it seems incredible that, at this point, our testimony is still put into question."
"Uganda wants to profit where it did not invest. Social media owners gave it out for free and you wanna tax it?"
Brazilian scholar Flávia Rios reflects on achievements and challenges in the struggle for racial and gender equality.
"Religion must not trump reason when it comes to basic human rights."
By Attempting to Curb Disinformation on Slain Politician Marielle Franco, a Brazilian Judge Hands Facebook Censorship Powers
The order could set a dangerous precedent for freedom of speech online in the country.
"The only aim of the sit-in is to stop fighting from both sides. The Taliban should not send bombers and the government should not drop bombs on them."
"It’s about poverty, the lack of opportunities...That is why young people find it more risky to stay at home...They say: 'I would rather die on the sea than stay here.'"