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· June, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2014

27 June 2014

Justice Matters for Ethiopian Bloggers

Mexican Football Coach Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera Knows How to Celebrate a World Cup Win

Miguel “Piojo” Herrera, Mexico's coach, became the hero of the team's victory against Croatia for his passionate reactions during the match.

26 June 2014

Western Ukraine Police Using Facebook to Increase Police Accountability

A Masked Superhero Is Riding Around This Colombian City and Feeding the Hungry

He is known as Super Pan (Super Bread, in English), and he gives bread to those who need it in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga.

Confessions of an Ex-Football Fan in Chile

Propaganda Wars: Russian Twitter Account Takes on American “Progress” in Iraq

RuNet Echo

Someone writing in Russian has issued the latest Internet challenge to the US government, launching a Twitter account parodying Washington's "counter-propaganda" feed about events in Ukraine.

Trinidad & Tobago: Secrets of the CL Financial Bailout?

The Clock on Bolivia's Legislative Building Now Runs Counterclockwise

25 June 2014

Facebook and Its Terms of Use

What Would Buddha Do? Not Attack Sri Lankan Muslims, Buddhists Say

Hardline Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena's anti-Muslim rhetoric has fueled deadly riots in Sri Lanka. The group is vocal, but Buddhists are speaking out against them on and offline.

Goethe's Faust, Between Classicism and Romanticism

How a Protest to Reinstate a University Professor Relaunched Jamaica's Gay Rights Debate

Jamaica's moral compass is on overdrive ever since the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain. The controversy continues to fuel the debate over gay rights in an infamously homophobic country.

This Street in Bangladesh Has a Colorful World Cup Celebration to Rival Brazil

Bangladesh didn't qualify to play in the tournament, but the country's football fans have caught World Cup fever nonetheless.

Russians See in US Government Spokesperson the “Heart of a Dog”

RuNet Echo

An unusual video clip – the latest in a series of Internet memes attacking Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the US State Department – is circulating among Russians online.

Trinidad & Tobago: Give Suarez a Menu

Trinidad & Tobago: Can Brazil Win the 2014 FIFA World Cup?

24 June 2014

“Not All Opinions Deserve to be Respected, Some Must be Fought”

Could Snowden Be Russia's Alfred Kinsey?

RuNet Echo

If Kinsey’s Big Data could show the reality of human sexual behavior, what might the total disintegration of online privacy reveal about all kinds of political behavior?

Informal WiFi Networks Have Been Dismantled in Havana

The networks are primarily used to play games, share TV shows, series, and movies.

The Problem of Bullying in Cuba

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