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· March, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2014

28 March 2014

Trinidad & Tobago: Another Minister Bites the Dust

The Spanish Newspaper ABC Takes a Beating on Twitter after Publishing an Article against Masturbation

The article was published by a group of experts from the University of Navarra, which belongs to Opus Dei.

The “Happy Voting” Project Encourages Young Europeans to Vote

China Strengthens Censorship on Foreign TV Online

Companies will now have to employ government-approved censors to green light videos before they can be broadcast online.

Creator of Quirky Movement Defends Kremlin Propagandist

27 March 2014

Blogging about Russia's Crimea Annexation? You Could Be an Extremist!

RuNet Echo

Russian lawmakers are toying with the idea of levying extremism charges against bloggers who “incite xenophobic attitudes” when writing about the Crimea.

The Challenges Facing Data Journalism in West Africa

Data journalism in West Africa often must work against a lack of data, funds and regulation.

Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism

People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.

‘NATO Air – Just Do It’ Meme Opens Old Wounds for Serbia and Kosovo

On the fifteenth anniversary of the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia, NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu retweeted a tweet by Kosovo Minister of European Integration Vlora Citaku, causing controversy and angering many.

Thrive Show: On Living Well With Chronic Illness

Russia's Media Crackdown Spills into Academia

RuNet Echo

Three days ago, MGIMO University fired Professor Andrei Zubov for so-called academic misconduct. His supposed crime was writing an antiwar op-ed criticizing Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

26 March 2014

Women Still Harassed on Delhi's Metro Despite Measures

Four seats are designated as women's only in every train compartment, and trains now feature special women's compartments. But harassment from men remains a problem for women on the Metro.

“Click Rights” Campaign for Digital Rights in Middle East and North Africa

The IGMENA campaign “Click Rights” aims to bring more awareness of digital rights to citizens, so they in turn can pressure governments and the private sector to uphold them.

South Korea Singles Out Elderly Drives With ‘Silver Mark’

Seniors must place a special sticker on the back of their car to signify that they are elderly. Rates of fatal crashes involving seniors is on the rise.

Trinidad & Tobago: Minister Fired Over Plane Debacle

The Night the Lights Went Out in Jamaica: Politician Freed of Corruption Charges

The dropping of charges against a former minister of Parliament in a corruption scandal involving the distribution of light bulbs, has Jamaicans discussing whether the judicial system has a bias.

Corruption in Nepal: Is It Becoming Socially Acceptable?

25 March 2014

Ukrainians Desperate to Flip the Script on Fascism

Caribbean Literature Festivals Up Their Author Ante

Literature lovers the world over will be interested to hear what the Caribbean's two major lit fests – Jamaica's Calabash and Trinidad and Tobago's Bocas – have planned this year.

Trinidad & Tobago Loses First Olympic Medallist

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