Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2018
Sharing a passion for permaculture in Suriname
An interview with Alex Yakaumo, a permaculturalist who spends his time lecturing and running workshops about self-sustaining agricultural ecosystems in his community in Commewijne.
Why do Venezuelans see their country reflected in George Orwell's “1984”?
"Chávez's eyes are on display throughout Venezuela [...] All with the same intention [...] to tell us: "We are the power and we are watching you".
In India, police protects cows while lynching victim accused of cow smuggling is delayed care
"It’s sad to know that cow protection is more sacred than saving a human life...Are minorities in the country really being marginalized and treated as second-grade citizens?"
Go sightseeing in Japan, right on YouTube
What makes the videos useful for travelers or anyone interested in Japan is each video includes annotations in English, with time stamps, of what particular sightseeing spot is on screen.
Attack by municipal guards signals rising threats against journalists in Ukraine
Municipal Guards for the city of Odessa attacked a group of journalists with teargas and rubber batons.
Ghanaians challenge their government over a telco monitoring program, claiming privacy violations
Petitioners say the system will monitor more than just revenues, warning that it will allow for easy government snooping on calls and messages.
Social media users are trying to combat harassment in Pakistan — but will state institutions do their part?
Aimal Khan's arrest following public outcry on social media is a good sign. But will justice prevail?
Nigeria is launching a new national airline — but will it take off?
"A national carrier is something we have tried and failed multiple times...[On] what basis are you hopeful that an administration that has failed more than others will be successful?"
Yet another vaccine scandal hits China's big pharma, sparking fear, rage — and censorship
For over a decade, a series of similar scandals have plagued China's emerging pharmaceutical industry, and people seem to have lost faith.
In the run-up to Mali's 2018 presidential elections, will President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta survive his scandals?
"Malians have the right to question where the hundreds of billions are really going, which were approved for the army to be able to tackle the jihadist threat."
A guide to Pakistan's 2018 general elections
A handy guide to the parties, the issues and what's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming general elections.
“Because we're here. Because we exist”: Nofi ‘Black and Proud’ challenges representation in French media
"I want us to be unavoidable. So we can offer an answer to this question of representation." Global Voices interviews the founder of Nofi, the first French black media channel.
Media censorship rises as the general elections draw near in Pakistan
Election speeches have been banned with the objective of preventing broadcast media from airing "derogatory" and "defamatory" content.
Ugandan women say #HarassmentIsNotLove as cyber harassment ruling draws backlash
"Even after the ruling, people lashed out at me ... I am stronger and this is not the first time I have suffered this kind of media framing."
Activist Naïm Touré sentenced to prison over Facebook post in Burkina Faso
"Freedom of expression is a constitutional right in our country; free NAÏM TOURÉ"
Michel Gonzalez Nuñez: “I imagine it is shocking to approve a ‘homosexual’ law in a ‘revolution’ so pumped with testosterone.”
"If only partially granting rights and liberties makes a society "revolutionary", then someone needs to explain to me what "revolutionary" means. To me, this is a contradiction."
‘If it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen': Israel moves to restrict photo documentation of military activity
Israeli legislators are pushing two bills that would further restrict speech by activists and journalists critical of its policies in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.
‘In a lot of the post-colonial world, so much of what really drives us is suppressed’
"The majority of students are black. It’s not so much a colour as the fact that they come with emotional relationships to the rest of the world that are different."
Natural resources surrounded by terror: What is behind the attacks in northern Mozambique?
Since October 2017, Cabo Delgado Province -- a region rich with rubies, gas, oil, and wood -- has suffered violent attacks, the motives of which are unclear to local authorities.
Ugandans say #NoToSocialMediaTax because it exploits women, youth and the poor
Ugandans are saying #NoToSocialMediaTax because it is unconstitutional, increases poverty, targets youth, and exacerbates the digital divide.
First comprehensive study on child abuse in Madagascar points to alarming level of violence
89% of children report having suffered from domestic abuse at least once and 30% of minors in the island have had a child.