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· September, 2017

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2017

15 September 2017

Thousands of Indians Take to Streets Seeking Justice for Murdered Journalist Gauri Lankesh

"There has rarely been a period of such constructed, deliberate terror and hatred. We are up against the largest machine of hate."

Adopted Georgian Journalist Launches Bid for City Assembly in Capital Tbilisi

"The problems of Saburtalo – chaotic construction, urban transport and lack of green cover – are the problems of the city as a whole."

13 September 2017

Twitter Tells Kashmiri Journalists and Activists That They Will Be Censored at Indian Government's Request

Advox

"It is an attempt at intimidating those who post the truth that will never be shown by Indian media."

11 September 2017

The Stories Behind DACA, the Now-Ended Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the US

Rising Voices

"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."

At Twitter's Tokyo Office, Protesters Stomp on Hateful Tweets

Advox

About one hundred demonstrators gathered outside Twitter Japan's Tokyo headquarters to demand that the company do more to rein in harassment and hate speech on its network.

Violence in Northwest Myanmar Sparks an Information War Online with Anti-Rohingya Hate Speech and Fake Photos

Advox

Malicious propaganda, hate speech, and false photos are making it difficult to verify information coming from the conflict in northwest Myanmar.

8 September 2017

The Population of Nepal’s Naumuthe Cow, One of the World’s Smallest Cattle Breeds, Is Dwindling

There are only 447 individuals of the Achhami cattle breed left.

The Caribbean Comes Together After Hurricane Irma

"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".

Muslims in the Former Soviet Union Rally Behind Myanmar's Besieged Rohingya

RuNet Echo

"They are experiencing what we cannot even imagine! #Rohingyawearewithyou"

As Myanmar Violence Spikes, Why Is India Threatening to Deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims?

"Surely Modi's government must know of the terrible suffering these Rohingya have fled from."

7 September 2017

Yes, Racism Among the US Latino Community Against African-Americans Does Exist

"Conversations have been going on for more than 50 years...This topic involves political, spiritual and cultural aspects."

6 September 2017

On WhatsApp, Fake News Is Nearly Impossible to Moderate. Is That a Bad Thing?

Advox

People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.

Scenes From the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border, Where Rohingya Refugees Are Seeking Refuge From Violence

"...at least few more hours of walk[ing] before they can rest and maybe one kind villager will show up and offer them some food and some water."

Gauri Lankesh, a Journalist Who Was Critical of India's Right Wing, Is Gunned Down Outside Her Home

Advox

"In fact, this is an assassination on democracy. In her passing, Karnataka has lost a strong progressive voice..."

5 September 2017

Mayan Muslims of Mexico Are Redefining Indigenous Identity

"Indigenous people are not merely empty shells for foreign ideologies to be planted on, but masters and directors of their own story."

A Hashtag Pokes Fun at the Shared Quirks Among Bangladeshis

"You can move an elephant/hippo/rhino with the horns of your car, but not me. #IAmBangladeshi"

Jamaica’s New Anti-Crime Strategy Gets a Cautious Thumbs up, at Least for Now

Jamaicans are fed up with the rise in violent crime, prompting the government to pass legislation designating special zones in which security forces have additional powers to curb crime.

4 September 2017

Local Groups Warn Suicide Is on the Rise Among Iran's Impoverished Arab Ahwazi Community

Ahwazi Arabs experience systematic discrimination in Iran. "There are people who have had to change their first and last name...to hide their Ahwazi Arab identity to get hired."

2 September 2017

55 Years After Cutting Ties With Great Britain, Is Trinidad and Tobago Independent or “In Dependence”?

"We have almost all the models we need right here; we have most of the solutions that will move us up to a different level."

1 September 2017

Public Trust in Justice Takes Another Knock With Arrest of Former Trinidad & Tobago Attorney General

"We caution members of the public to reserve comment until after a court of law has pronounced."