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23 September 2013

Stories from 23 September 2013

Global Voices Author Remembers Friends Slain in Nairobi Mall Attack

Shurufu, a Tanzanian journalist based in Dar es Salaam, lost friends Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz, who were expecting their first child together.

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

GV Face: Worldwide Media Coverage of Syria

GV Face

How different is reporting on Syria depending on where you are? And what does that mean for Syrians? We discussed this and more in our second edition of GV Face.

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.

Potraits in Black: Africans in Italy

Tracking Kenyan Social Media During Westgate Mall Attack

The Disneyfication of Ellen Sirleaf Johnson

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.

Hong Kong: Typhoon Usagi Passed Nearby

Chinese Teenager Accused of Spreading Rumors Online Arrested

The 16-year-old junior high school student had published comments online questioning the official explanation of the recent death of a local worker.

@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