Stories about Citizen Media from January, 2020
The gathering highlighted several key issues, including the need for better support systems, updated legislation and social reformation programmes to inspire cultural change.
Lagos' waterfront communities are seen as a public health and safety threat, but to residents who struggle to afford to live on the mainland, they are the only option.
City Corporation elections will be held in Dhaka on February 1, 2020. Netizens are concerned about the use of laminated posters in the election campaign which poses a threat to the environment.
Prior to a new law governing public assembly which came into effect on October 1, 2018, public demonstrations in Hungary were well attended. Now, though they still happen, attendance is down.
Nine residents of São Paulo favelas died during a military police operation in Paraisópolis in early December 2019.
Over 11 million residents in Wuhan, China, are now in a state of shock and panic, given the lack of appropriate medical response and credible information regarding the coronavirus epidemic.
"Will Sri Lanka, where magnificent elephants have now been demoted from National Treasure to vermin, be the paradise isle that modern tourists dream of?"
"They are holding a film hostage for all the wrong reasons and there is nothing we can do about it."
On the surface, China and Russia share much when it comes to digital governance. But their crackdowns on cyberspace also have important differences, says professor Maria Repnikova
Baul singer Shariat Sarkar is accused of making comments which hurt the “religious sentiment” of Muslims. He says that there is no evidence forbidding music in Islam.
Legendary Zanzibari musician Makame Faki Makame has died at the age of 77. He was hailed as the king of kidumbak and a master of taarab, Zanzibar's "national sound."
CGNet Swara is helping groups that have been largely ignored by mainstream media use Bluetooth to create content and share CGNet-produced news, music and other programmes with their communities.
New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.
Jaroni Surjomartono, an Indonesian scholar, arrived in Prague in 1963. He and hundreds of scholars were later banned from returning home after General Suharto rose to power.
The epitome of the ills that have plagued Haiti for decades, Cité Soleil wants to use its library project as a channel for the larger discourse around national reconstruction.
The blockout, imposed since August 2019, has affected the lives of millions of people in Jammu and Kashmir, depriving them of the basic right to access the internet.
The implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens in India and the rhetoric of deportation of "illegal Bangladeshis" have put the India-Bangladesh relation on stress.
The year 2019 saw major movements to advance the rights of girls and women in Nigeria. Will 2020 continue this momentum?
In Guatemala, an indigenous journalist was arrested under legally dubious circumstances.
Sikh holy sIte Gurdwara Janam Ashtam at Nankana Sahib city near Lahore Pakistan was attacked by violent mobs and communal and hateful slogans against the Sikh minority community were raised.
Two researchers — who admit "their methodology probably isn't perfect" — suggest island nations are the best places to be in an apocalypse. But will the Global South be welcoming?