Stories about Citizen Media from May, 2018
"The Last Gaze of the Free Man!"
‘We'll find you and hang you': Russian bloggers threatened for their efforts at doxxing pro-government Cossacks
"It all started with some attempts at hacking the Telegram bot, and then some pretty real threats started pouring in."
"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."
Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.
"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault on these rights."
Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets
"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."
Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani student slain in US school shooting, had wanted to bridge the two countries
"...she said...'I want to learn the American culture and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture and I want us to come together and unite,'" her host mother recalled.
"They do not want us here. They want an alternative Asunción, one where those in need are not in sight."
"The government picks all the candidates, sets the rules of the game, forbids any scrutiny [...and] blackmails voters with food and medicine..."
"Finally voice of Hazara people heard. Army chief gives assurance of security and safety. Chief Justice takes notice of the killing of Hazara. Took us several years. Extremely shameful."
"At present, too many people on the island lack information about what they can expect from the recovery programme and [...] begin to make a difference in their lives."
"There must be consequences for those who choose to abuse and not to comply... We say to the women who are speaking up: we hear you, we are with you."
Whether a sign of independence or authoritarianism, Burundi's constitutional referendum appears to have further cemented divisions.
"They expect more women to come into politics, but when there's no support for us or action taken against harassers, we are left wondering if we are wasting our time."
Poor or disappearing network coverage during mass protest in Russia is not unprecedented, but now activists are saying the telecom companies are intentionally degrading the service quality on police's orders.
"What a painful day. What a hard job. What a dark time in Kabul. TariqMajidi is covering the funeral of his colleague."
"The British bring us to the Caribbean to do unpaid labour. Take us to fight in WW2. Take us to England to rebuild it. Then they have us deported."
"A group of five men cornered and raped a woman, and then filmed and shared it. However, the courts decided that it was not a rape."
Reaching a peace agreement that puts an end to one of the oldest conflicts in the hemisphere is complicated by the murder of three members of the newspaper El Comercio.
"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."