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· September, 2013

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2013

Latin America: “Where do the Disappeared go?”

The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.

Blogger Claims Russian Foreign Minister to be Sacked

The blogger el-murid claims that this signals a change of policy in the direction of accommodating the US in passing a UN resolution authorizing military action in Syria.

South Korean Catholic Leaders Protest Spy Agency Scandal

700 Catholic clergy members held a protest against the spy agency's manipulation of the presidential election - the first time in recent decades that the Catholic Church has organized such...

Disagreements over 2010 Ethnic Violence still Troubling Kyrgyzstan

Attacks on a film festival screening a documentary about a prominent ethnic Uzbek human rights activist are a sore reminder that ethnic relations in Kyrgyzstan are still highly charged.

Humanity Defeated Again in Pakistan, Over 80 Christians Killed

A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in a 130-year-old church in Peshawar after a Sunday Mass killing more than 80 people and injuring many.

How the Nairobi Mall Attack Unfolded on Social Media

Twitter captured the confusion of the attack in real-time as users, who first reported what they thought was an explosion, learned the horrible truth.

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”

Latin America Remembers the Disappeared

The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.

Brazilian Police: Censors and Censored

In his first article for Global Voices, Danillo Ferreira writes about police oppression of the press in Brazil and the internal institutional oppression of officers freedom of expression.

Anti-fascist Musician Stabbed to Death by Neo-nazi in Greece

As news of the murder of a 34-year-old Greek anti-fascist musician by a neonazi supporter spread like wildfire on Twitter, incensed netizens pointed to a political party for responsibility.

@ReporteYa: Citizen Journalism from #Venezuela

Paula Gonzalo tells us about “Reporte Ya”, an example of a collaboration between professional and citizen journalism.

Peruvian Physician Among Victims of Attack in Nairobi

From Kafranbel: The Syrian Revolution in Three Minutes

The irony of Syria becoming crushed into the past while it struggled to emerge into a future is used by the people of Kafranbel (Idlib), to send a powerful message.

Online Application For Nepali Passports Required

Council Elections 2013 of The Northern Province of Sri Lanka Updates

Bermuda: Safety at the Risk of Privacy?

St. Lucia: Hair's the Issue

“A Woman Can Only Become President When Men Die Out in Tajikistan”

The upcoming presidential elections in Tajikistan promise to be anything but boring. For the first time in the country's history, a woman is running for its highest political office.

Floods in Romania Take Nine Lives, Thousands Evacuated

Torrential downpours caused the water level to rise rapidly on September 12th. Among those who died was an eight-year-old girl swept away from her father's arms.

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