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· December, 2013

Stories about Citizen Media from December, 2013

28 December 2013

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

PHOTOS: Humans of Portugal

Meet some of the faces and stories of humans who live in Portugal - or happen to be passing by.

Rebuilding Schools in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyuan in Bantaya, Philippines

PHOTOS: Humans of Comoros, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The Mascarene region also has plenty of great portraits to offer.

Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea

27 December 2013

Syrian Photographer Hamid Khatib Evades Death to Capture Life

“There is no Hamid the photographer without the revolution. Hopefully there will still be one when the revolution ends.”

Brazilian Ruralists Hold ‘Auction for Resistance’ Against Indigenous Land Claims

An auction in Mato Grosso do Sul raised one million Brazilian reals for armed security on farms "against indigenous occupations. Ruralists claimed the funds would not finance a militia.

PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia

"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."

Pakistan Idol Makes Some Music Dreams Come True, Crushes Others

Pakistan now has its own version of the popular Idol singing competition. The first episode of Pakistan Idol was broadcast on December 6, 2013.

South Korean Election Scandal Brings Three Religions Together

GV Face: The News Cycle is Broken. Can Solutions Journalism Fix it?

GV Face

What if the news could inspire and empower us to become more active citizens, to actually have an impact on the world?

Accenting the Positive on the Russian Internet

26 December 2013

Indonesia's Haunting Tsunami Memorials Foreshadow Our Future

The Bridge

On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.

Chinese Challenge State Media's Rosy Take on Mao Zedong's Legacy

"Mao’s biggest crimes were the rectification movement expansion, which killed countless innocent intellectuals; the Great Leap Forward, which led millions of innocent people to starve; and the cruel Cultural Revolution..."

Ukrainians Demand Justice for Beaten & Jailed #Euromaidan Protesters

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine continue, reports and evidence of police brutality against protesters and journalists grow. Netizens are organizing to protect victims of police brutality.

Merry Christmas from Syrian Artists

A nation's distress can be described in a single artwork better than a million words. Here is how Syrian artists celebrated Christmas.

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