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· February, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from February, 2014

26 February 2014

Lahore Brigade Working To Solve Civic Problems

PHOTO: South Korean Labor and Civic Groups Stage Strike

Trinidad & Tobago: Concerns About the What'sApp Purchase

Yanukovich's Fabulous Palace Familiar to Russians

RuNet Echo

Russians, admittedly, are already familiar with examples of their own politicians' wealth and bad taste, as photos of their residences regularly leak onto the Internet.

25 February 2014

New Law Means Gays Face Life in Prison in Uganda

"Can't understand support for #Uganda's #antigaybill! You can't impose your ideas of sexuality on others. No one said you must be gay!"

Jamaicans Make Do with Fake Verdict in Vybz Kartel Trial

Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tendai Biti's House Bombed for Second Time

Biti is the secretary general for Movement for Democratic Change, led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Tajik Court Fines Journalist for Calling Docile Intellectuals ‘Shit’

A journalist who quoted Vladimir Lenin in criticizing state-appointed, docile intellectuals in Tajikistan has been ordered by court to pay over 6,000 US dollars in "moral damage".

El ‘Chapo’ Guzmán, World's Most Wanted Man, Captured in Mexico

Guzmán, named one of the world's most powerful people by Forbes magazine, had been in a maximum security prison in Mexico, but ran away under suspicious circumstances in 2001.

Police Repression Legalized as Mining Protests Grow in Peru

An article in Peru's penal code was modified to allow police and the military to use lethal force against protestors. Activist Elmer Campos Álvarez lives to tell the story.

VIDEO: She's 7 Months Pregnant – And Still Working the Fields

Bahamas: The Cerasee Cold Cure

From Kiev to Moscow: Russia's Tired Protest Antics

RuNet Echo

As a futile gesture of defiance Russian protesters brought several tires to a Moscow protest against political prisoners.

Show Me an ‘Animal-Driven Constitution’, Demands Zambian President

While civil society activists in Zambia are demanding a people-driven constitution, Zambian President Michael Sata mocked them by asking if anyone had ever seen an animal-driven constitution.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Truth of J'ouvert

24 February 2014

10 Reasons Why I Do Not Want Shariah In Pakistan

Al Qaeda Calls for Jihad in Bangladesh

"The Zawahiri message [...] is a stark reminder that we have an enemy at the gate, and only together we can defeat it.

“We Are Not an Anomaly or Disease”: Gay Bloggers Speak Up in Tajikistan

Social media is enabling Tajikistan's gay community to speak up against widespread homophobic attitudes. These attitudes, however, are quite sticky.

Brief Summary of the Situation in Venezuela for the Curious or Poorly Informed

Celebrating Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

The Spanish-speaking world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.

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