Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2017
"What kind of global power believes that allowing its people to travel to an island with 11 million inhabitants and a president named Castro could enrich only that government?"
"The landslide took scores of lives. But it does not end there. More lives will be lost...Do you get it? There is no more fuel available in petrol pumps..."
"[I would like] a nation where the people looked for honest jobs and did not have to hurt or even take the lives of others," one blogger wrote.
She goes by the pseudonym "Princesa." And her motivation is to name every single one of the women so that they are not forgotten.
"There were days when over 10,000 human beings would cross the border, and everyone (except small children) had to buy the tickets...Where are the money gone, you f*cking thieves?!"
"Marcia say her workload and short notice is why she couldnt remember her full caseload, oui. #MarciaCovfefe"
While the platform remains blocked, multiple "mirror" websites -- sites designed to reproduce the content of Wikipedia, which is constantly being updated -- have sprung up.
"Proud of Yemi Hailemariam, the wife of #AndyTsege who made it all the way to #Maidenhead to meet @theresa_may & demand for @FreeAndargachew."
"It was overlong and full of pointless double talk but you know what [...] child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago."
"I could not sleep last night thinking about how this man was left to die in the grass on the compound of one of our major health institutions."
"This Subodh is representative of Bangladesh at the present time. He is the representative of the unemployed and the marginalized people. He is the representative of good sense."
"As members of the legal profession, you cannot tout the importance of an independent judiciary while at the same time passing motions for the removal of judges."
"I do not believe that somebody should be rewarded like this, somebody who has at some point seriously offended the state."
“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces."
"Clearly, Muslim women—hijabis or not—can think for themselves."
"This is yet another fraud perpetrated on the Oromo people and it must be rejected."
"If I were to take you at your word, I would ask you why you insist on providing ammunition to the imperialist colonists that call us savages."
“We don't want patriarchal upbringing and education”; “Put religious education in driving schools”; “Put sexual education in schools”.
Thousands of people have gathered in Verwada village in Barwani district to celebrate the newest festival in Madhya Pradesh – the festival of Rani Kajal Mata, an ancient, indigenous deity.
To Resign or Not: Two Attorneys Make Their Case on the ‘No Confidence’ Vote Against Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice
"A key moment in the pursuit of accountability" or "the relentless and highly publicized calls by a few for [the chief justice] to go"? Hear both sides of the argument.
In a Much-Criticized Display of Wealth, the Angolan President's Son Spent Half a Million Euros at a Charity Auction
"...being the son of who you are, we suspect that this money came out of the state coffers, that is to say it is our money..."