Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2020
Popular YouTube channel and website The Black Experience Japan features interviews with dozens of Black residents of Japan.
Nigerians directly confront coronavirus denial headlong with counter-narratives that use ordinary language in campaigns devoid of the usual mistrust between citizens and governments.
Guyana's general elections took place on March 2. Now, the appeal court has ruled that the Chief Election Officer must submit his official report based on the recount results.
Last year, the Liberian government disrupted social media access to prevent live protest coverage and the mobilization of protesters, shutting down freedom of expression and the right to access information.
The histories of several electoral candidates have prompted the gender rights organisation Womantra to highlight "the need for urgent and collective attention to end violence against women in politics."
"COVID-19 mini-wikithons provide a safe space for people to talk in their native Balinese language about their challenges and coping strategies of the pandemic in Balinese communities."
COVID-19 accelerated digitalization in Tunisia like no previous government could achieve, gaining more digital momentum in a single month than it had in prior decades due to corruption and inaction.
"There is no economist working today in this region of the world who has not drawn on the wisdom, rigour and intellectual fearlessness of the [Right Honourable] Owen Seymour Arthur."
"Given that an unequivocal apology may never be obtained, we citizens must be the drivers of effecting our own reconciliation."
On July 21, renowned Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan was abducted in Islamabad. Though he was released about 12 hours after, fingers are being pointed at state security agencies.
After many false starts, there was finally a recount, but legal challenges that question the interpretation of key sections of Guyana's constitution have dragged out the process even further.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, rising unemployment has been linked to the surge in illegal wildlife poaching.
Amazônia Real's report located the bodies of Yanomami babies who died with COVID-19. They had been buried without their families' knowledge. One baby remained for two months in a cold storage facility.
A never-ending cycle of doctors’ strikes and funding debacles leaves Nigerians at the mercy of the pandemic
Events such as doctors’ strikes and funding debacles are bound to recur until the root cause of the problem is exorcised from Nigeria's public health system.
Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Colombia denounce the assassination of human rights defenders
"The answer should not be force. The militarization of the territory generates more panic and anxiety."
"We want to dream. We are the generation that fights and loves its community, despite the social conflicts and inequalities, we live in a constant learning process."
"We aren't inherently vulnerable; it's the State that makes these populations vulnerable."
Under pressure from Black Lives Matter movement activists, the company IBM has announced its withdrawal from the facial recognition software market
"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."
Through their support of the Black Lives Matter movement, young activists are challenging the status quo.
"This is not the Africa of Lumumba, Nyobe, Cabral and Sankara."