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· April, 2015

Stories about Media & Journalism from April, 2015

Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Silence Anti-War Voices on Yemen

Gulf Arab countries are stepping up the war on anti-war activists in the region. Both Kuwait and Bahrain have jailed activists for speaking up against the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Cartoon Mascots in China Make Social Policing Cute

The mascots model “civil” behavior” and spread new norms about acceptable public behavior, specifically targeting newly urbanized migrants learning to share urban public spaces for the first time.

Mexican Group Receives International Journalism Recognition Julio Anguita Parrado

President Obama's Visit to Jamaica Wasn't All ‘Irie’

Some Jamaicans weren't so keen to see authorities falling over themselves to make Jamaica Obama-ready.

Mapping Lebanese Journalists on Twitter

Finally, a Mobile App for Geolocated News in Latin America

Iran's Minister of ICT Suggests Instagram Will Not Be (Completely) Blocked Until an Alternative Is Found

Bloggers Get Bad Rap in Trinidad & Tobago as Paid Political Trolls Do Online Damage

As political groups allegedly pay internet trolls to spew racial slurs and cyber-bully, netizens express their disgust over the depths to which politics in Trinidad and Tobago have plunged.

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

KaiKai News empowers young Sierra Leoneans with documentary-making skills.

Meet One of the Few American Women Married to a Japanese Man

Among "international marriages" in Japan, US husbands outnumber US wives 6 to 1. Tracy Slater, who left Boston to marry a Japanese man, is one of those wives.

How Not to Write About Smartphones and Spain

In defense of Spain's right to be portrayed accurately—and as smartphone-addicted as everybody else.

Do Japanese People Really Have a Low Opinion of Americans?

USA Today found the one nugget of negativity in a new Pew survey comparing Japanese and American attitudes about each other and made that the headline.

Sixty Million Russians Go Online Daily, New Report Shows

Russia now boasts higher Internet penetration than any other BRICS or CIS country, with over 60 percent of Russian adults regularly using the web.

The 147 People Killed in the Garissa Attack Are More Than a Statistic

Twitter users have started using the hashtag #147notjustanumber to celebrate the memory of those slain when armed militants stormed Garissa University College.

After Gunmen Kill at Least 147, Where Is the World's Solidarity With Kenya?

The Charlie Hebdo attack sparked unprecedented solidarity worldwide, but Kenya's tragedy has elicited a less enthusiastic international response.

Dear CNN, Uganda Is Not Tanzania

"Sometimes it feels like @CNN are the only hardline Pan-Africanists left. They don't believe national borders or names mean anything!"

Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now

Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.

Should We Pity the Poor Western Man ‘Trapped’ in Japan?

Social media users have not been kind to an article in Japan Times titled "Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan" explaining the difficulties Western men face.

Six Syrian Cartoonists Who Dare to Mock Assad You Need to Know

True art doesn't need a caption nor an explanation. Check out those six selected cartoons by brave Syrian cartoonists who dare mock Assad.

Your Russian History Professor Is Basically James Bond

As scholars debated the ethics of writing about their troubles in Russian archives, yet another British graduate student working in Nizhny Novgorod was ordered to leave the country.

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