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· October, 2014

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2014

31 October 2014

Melton Foundation and Global Voices Successfully Complete Second Round of Collaboration

For the second year in a row, Global Voices mentored a team of fellows from the Melton Foundation on blogging, social media research and how to amplify under-represented stories online.

Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed

Global Voices Advocacy

More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.

30 October 2014

Pioneering Trinidad & Tobago TV Personality Hazel Ward-Redman Remembered

Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.

29 October 2014

6 Things You Wanted to Know About Cameroon but Were Afraid to Ask

Who are Cameroon's big names? Do English speakers and French speakers get along? Gaelle Tjat, based in Douala, gives a colorful portrait of her homeland.

28 October 2014

The Upsetting Ethnic Taxonomy of Russia's Richest Businessmen

RuNet Echo

One of Russia’s most popular news websites, the once vaunted Lenta.ru, finds itself at the center of a scandal today, after publishing an ethnic breakdown of Russia’s 200 richest people.

Ukraine Elections Online: Crowdmaps To Report Voter Fraud, Hashtags To Vent About Politics

RuNet Echo

As Ukraine counts the votes in its parliamentary elections, we take a look at the online citizen tools that Ukrainians used to report violations and discuss the candidates.

Poignant YouTube Videos Give Voice to Ordinary Iranians

What are Iranians biggest fears? A filmmaker asked people in the streets of Tehran to find out.

27 October 2014

Get to Know Global Voices’ Managing Editor Sahar Habib Ghazi

"Whenever someone asks me what Global Voices is like, I say it is the kindest place in the world." A crowsourced interview of managing editor Sahar, curated by Juan Arellano.

26 October 2014

‘Storytelling and Media for a Better World': the 2014 Transformational Media Summit in DC

Participants at the TMSummit will discuss storytelling, collaborative creativity, new technology, sustainable business and living, wellbeing and health, photography, film and music, and journalism, among other issues.

22 October 2014

Leaked Diplomatic Cables Show EU Strong-Armed Ecuador on Free Trade Agreement

The leaking of diplomatic cables between representatives of Ecuador and the EU reveals pressure from European negotiators and division among Ecuadorians regarding the FTA.

Talk Show Inspires 1 Million+ Callers to Protest India's Anti-Gay Law

"Satyamev Jayate" aired an episode on October 19, 2014 called "Accepting Alternative Sexualities" that attempted to challenge misconceptions about India's LGBT community. Soon after, #FreedomForLGBT was trending on Twitter.

21 October 2014

Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique's @Verdade News Site on Election Day

Global Voices Advocacy

The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site just as polls closed and votes were being counted.

As Pressure Mounts in Trinidad ‘Re-Route’ Protest, Pro-Highway Supporters Get Nasty

An anonymous group, "Citizens4dhighway", places a malicious ad in a local daily designed to look like a newspaper report intended to belittle Dr. Kublalsingh's hunger strike. The outcry continues.

Russian Opposition Leaders Support Ukraine, But Crimea Is Not Coming Back

RuNet Echo

Russia’s leading opposition figures Alexey Navalny and Mikhail Khodorkovsky have a message for Ukrainians: Crimea is gone, and Ukraine is not getting it back.

20 October 2014

Russians, Rejoice! The Long-Awaited ‘Meduza’ News Portal Has Arrived!

RuNet Echo

A cross between news aggregation and independent reporting, "Meduza" is the coolest thing to hit online Russian journalism in recent memory.

Chatting with Tony Iribor, Nigeria's Social-Chatter Curator

GV's Nwachukwu Egbunike catches up with Tony Iribor, who curates a new weekly production on Twitter called "Nigeria — the Twitter Round Up."

False Ebola Alarm Provides Convenient Distraction for Macedonia From Unflattering EU Report

The arrest of 14 judges and an over-dramatized possible case of Ebola took over Macedonian media in October, overshadowing news of a damning EU progress report on the country.

17 October 2014

Citizen Journalist Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico for Reporting on Organized Crime

Global Voices Advocacy

María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio volunteered as a contributor with Valor por Tamaulipas (Courage for Tamaulipas), a citizen media platform that allows users to file anonymous reports on violence.

Building an Internet Fast Lane in Russia Could Be a Great Way to Stifle Independent Media

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

In Russia, where the online space for independent media is fast shrinking, the prospect of ending net neutrality and filtering Internet content poses significant dangers.

Ex-President's Return Triggers Media Warning from Government in Madagascar

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