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· November, 2016

Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2016

Mixed Reactions to Kyiv's New ‘Theater on Podil’

Residents of Kiev cheered and jeered the unveiling of the "Theater on Podil" on one of the city's oldest streets.

Mexican Governors on the Run From Embezzlement Scandals

Three runaway ex-governors accused of defrauding the treasury, money laundering, organized crime among other charges are the latest cases of high political corruption in Mexico.

Bold Film About an Indian Woman's Sexual Awakening Accused of Pardoning Pedophilia

"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."

From Tehran to Manhattan, One Fashion Shoot at a Time

Had fashion photographer Kourosh Sotoodeh pursued his profession in Iran, he might well have been among those arrested in recent crackdowns. Luckily for him, he made it to New York.

A Peek Behind the Curtains at Russian Esquire Reveals Debate on Putin Coverage

In a public exchange, Esquire's chief editor asked not to “burden” readers with politics, after an editor made a recent remark by Vladimir Putin the “quote of the day” online.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri Bans Photojournalist for this ‘Unofficial’ Photo

Hussein Baydoun was barred from photographing the PM after this image was published. Photographs he took during last year's ‘you stink’ protests against government corruption were featured in numerous outlets.

South Africa's Youngest Novelist, 7-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, Wants to Inspire Others

Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has taken the internet and the literary world by storm with her first book in a series of four, "Waiting for the Waves".

Melbourne’s Networked Society Symposium Explores Digital Landscape

The threats and opportunities presented by our digital world and the rise of the 'Fifth Estate' were explored at a symposium at Melbourne University's Networked Society Institute.

How is Online Radio Helping to Empower Visually Impaired People in Armenia?

"There are about 25,000 visually impaired people in Armenia, of whom 6,000 are blind. Only 5% of these people are employed."

Despite Suppression, Founder of Prize-winning Chinese Citizen Journalism Website Remains Optimistic

This post was written by Catherine Lai and originally published on Hong Kong Free Press on November 12, 2016. The version below is published on Global Voices under a partnership...

Winners Galore at the 34th Athens Classic Marathon

The 34th Athens Classic Marathon came to Greece last weekend, and there were more than a few big winners.

Expand Your YouTube Horizons With These Award-Winning African Online Video Creators

From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.

Chinese State Media CEO Challenges Tencent’s Power Over Online News

Xu, who has 33 years of experience working in media, is now openly expressing concern that Internet corporates may soon be more powerful than the state and the party.

UN Chiefs Chat Trump, Climate Change, Migration, and Water with Global Voices

Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.

Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…

"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"

Two Slain Youth Become Tragic Symbols of Ongoing Police Brutality in Sri Lanka

This post by Raisa Wickrematunge originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement with...

A French Videographer is Detained, Highlighting France's Odd Use of ‘State of Emergency’

Gaspard Glantz, Taranis News site creator and video reporter focusing on protest movements in France is facing legal challenges that constraint his work.

Let’s Take Back Twitter, Please

A worldwide campaign is underway to attempt to buy and transform the little blue bird into a cooperatively-owned platform.

The Caribbean Considers a World Where Donald Trump Is President

"If you thought Trump was more dangerous than Hillary you know little to nothing about world events. Hillary lost because [...] people were tired of the status quo [...]"

Withdrawal of Large Currency Bank Notes Creates Panic in India

"Spare a thought for all the maids, drivers, too. They also get paid their salary in Rs500 notes. Hope the Govt has massive outreach program."

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