Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2021
"The lack of respect within patriarchal societies has internalized through its media the view that certain lives are not worth living."
Using Twitter's public API, Global Voices analyzed more than 2.5 million Japanese-language tweets to gauge public sentiment around the Tokyo Olympic Games.
"The creation of a similar registry was attempted in 2009, but the database ended up being leaked and for sale."
Barbados’ prime minister chastises musicians for violent lyrics; artists defend freedom of expression
Prime Minister Mia Mottley dismissed the “artistic license” defence by noting that some people in Barbadian society lack the maturity required to not interpret the musical message literally.
On June 5, Jamaica's two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second fastest woman in history to win the 100 metres with a blazing 10.63-second run.
'Al-Assad voted in Douma, a prominent opposition stronghold, to send a message that the war ended and that he's the victor. But Daraa's protests thwarted the play he tried to...
Nigerian government suspends Twitter after controversy over president's deleted tweet threatening violence
Nigeria twitter users from different ethnic groups adopted Igbo names while trending the #IamIgboToo hashtag to express their solidarity with the Igbo people, targets of President Buhari’s offensive tweet.
‘We have to find something in ourselves': Vincentian photographer Nadia Huggins on the fallout of La Soufrière
"Food security and architecture; to me, they're the most interesting aspect of this whole eruption."
Photographer Nadia Huggins has been chronicling the activity of St. Vincent's La Soufrière: "This gradual process of the landscape being transformed through these eruptions is interesting to me."
In the first quarter of 2021, physical attacks, destruction or damage to activists’ property, and attempted intimidation of human rights defenders were the most common, in addition to digital threats.
Twitter expressed concern about the “use of intimidation tactics by the police” and “the potential threat to freedom of expression” for the Indian users.
In the largest rallies since 2011, protests broke out across Oman for several days, leading to speedy employment policy by Sultan Haitham, who faces his first bout of dissent.