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Stories about Citizen Media

6 March 2015

A Week in the Life of a Tokyo ‘Salary Man’

A recent video by prolific YouTube vlogger has gone viral, reaching more than half a million views. The video highlights Japan's working hours, and government effort to address the issue.

Macedonia’s Massive Illegal Wiretapping Operation Allegedly Monitored Journalists and Diplomats

Global Voices Advocacy

As a four-year-long wiretapping scandal unravels in Macedonia, online users draw attention to the lack of media coverage and the history of the characters behind the story.

5 March 2015

#FragaWantsToPost: A Brazilian Activist Has Been Forbidden From Protesting for Two Years

Global Voices Advocacy

Ricardo Fraga’s right to protest has been legally suspended for the last 728 days. He cannot post or mention anything about the high-rise construction project that is changing his neighborhood.

Blogger Law Violations Go Unpunished in Russia

RuNet Echo

Since the infamous 'blogger law' came into power in Russia seven months ago, Roscomnadzor documented 67 violations, but not a single blogger has been punished for swearing or religious offenses.

Beachgoers Form Human Chain to Save Drowning Swimmers in Peru

"To witness the solidarity shown by swimmers at Arica beach to save some people with a human chain makes me believe in humanity!"

From a Promising Boxer to a Casualty of the Lyari Gang Wars in Pakistan

Talha Baloch was originally from the coastal Balochistan city of Gwadar. But after a series of career dead ends, he moved to Lyari, Karachi, known for producing excellent boxers.

Buddhist Villagers Protest Construction of Mosque in Northern Thailand

Thailand is a Buddhist-majority country while Muslims constitute about 5 percent of the population. Some Thais are unhappy with the intolerance demonstrated by the protesters.

Alleged Video of Soldiers Beating Civilian Shocks São Tomé and Príncipe

The alleged images show a young man sitting on the ground, wearing only underwear, as soldiers—apparently high-ranking members of the Armed Forces of São Tomé and Príncipe—beat him mercilessly.

4 March 2015

Indian State Maharashtra’s #BeefBan Means Eating a Burger Can Send You to Prison

"Congratulations Maharashtra: it is now safer to be a cow than a woman, Dalit or Muslim in the state."

3 March 2015

Fact Checking the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

The citizen activists fact checking the conflict in eastern Ukraine believe their approaches are more honest and revealing than the narratives spun by either the Ukrainian or Russian state-controlled media.

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