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· June, 2018

Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2018

28 June 2018

Simone Veil, the Immortal: A conversation with author Pascal Bresson on Veil's human rights legacy

"Beyond her image of rectitude and honesty, Simone Veil was, first and foremost, a woman who embodied her era and her struggle."

With elections approaching, Pakistani journalists and activists face rising risk of assault, abduction

Advox

This election will mark the second time a democratic transition of power will occur in the country's history.

27 June 2018

Did Syrians really have a choice? Final days in Ghouta: Caught between an immediate death and a delayed one

"Should we leave the land of our childhood? How can I take my wife and kids from a dark reality to an unknown one? Many questions and no definitive answers."

In long-awaited victory, Angola's only LGBT association receives legal recognition

"Now we are legal and we can speak with property owners without any fear, we can conduct and continue our activities legally, because we will pay the state's quota."

Will Trinidad and Tobago's cybercrime bill stifle media freedom?

Journalists and users of social media networks are concerned about sections of the recently amended bill which could negatively impact press freedom and online speech.

25 June 2018

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh jailed on national security charges for representing hijab protesters

"If you ask me what the authorities are thinking deep inside, I will tell they just want Nasrin to sit at home and...and stop defending civil and political activists..."

22 June 2018

Agitated debate revives over the destiny of Mexico's protected waters

The signing of 10 presidential decrees is the center of an agitated debate in the press and online.

19 June 2018

‘We are victims who assist victims': Documenting human rights violations in Nicaragua

"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."

18 June 2018

Balkan right-wing populists continue attempts to rehabilitate the legacies of World War II Nazi collaborators

Revision of the history of World War II is an important element of extremist right-wing indoctrination in Europe and recent examples from Serbia and Croatia indicate complacency of ruling elites.

15 June 2018

Netizen Report: New rules in Cambodia and Tanzania force independent media to quiet down — or shut down altogether

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead

Advox

"It is virtually impossible to know who are our enemies and who are our friends."

14 June 2018

Port Harcourt: Nigeria's city of ‘soot so thick’

Soot causes cancer and lung disease, and long-term exposure to soot increases the risk of coronary artery disease.

Nicaraguan protesters and journalists face violent attacks on the streets and online

Advox

Journalists are being assaulted and have their equipment stolen, Nicaraguans’ Wi-Fi identifiers have been hacked.

Trinidad and Tobago's religious leaders ‘unite to divide’ people around the issue of gay rights

"Doing what you can to reduce murder, child abuse, domestic violence...nah, more important to use your leadership position to say who should or shouldn't be allowed to love each other"

13 June 2018

Leading independent websites go dark as Tanzania’s ‘blogger tax’ deadline approaches

Advox

"It is not only a self-censorship license but a way to become the state's tool to censor others (contributors) civic right to express."

12 June 2018

Argentina counts down the hours to the vote on legalizing abortion

"If the law is not approved, those responsable for that torture and the eventual deaths will be the deputies who voted against it..."

Iranian parody band sings a love song for Telegram after its block

Advox

"Just when I was relying on you, you were suddenly blocked and gone and all I have left is this VPN, that's the only bridge between you and I."

Could Jamaica's Data Protection Act shield politicians from journalistic scrutiny?

Advox

"This Bill [...] does not adequately distinguish gathering ‘data’ for journalistic activities from gathering data for regular commercial purposes [which] may have a chilling effect on press freedom."

Should you have to save a child to be allowed to stay in France?

"...police force will continue to pursue all of his unfortunate brothers and to harass the allies who come to their aid. A sinister and immoral comedy of power without principles."

8 June 2018

The death of Afonso Dhlakama: Mozambique's legendary politician and ex-guerilla leaves a legacy

Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama was "a hero for some and a villain, maybe even the devil, for others. The reasons for considering him as one or the other are fair."

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