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22 September 2014

CPJ Calls on Obama to Defend the Right to Report in the Digital Age

Global Voices Advocacy

With more and more world governments targeting journalists with communications surveillance, the Committee to Protect Journalists is asking the Obama administration to clean up its act.

Hurricane Odile Damaged Mexico's Fishing and Farming Industry, but Some Media Cared More About Tourist Resorts

Odile leaves a landscape of destruction along the Mexican coast, in particular in the town of Guasave in Sinaloa.

19 September 2014

The Streets of Lima Are Alive With the Sound of Music

The Bridge

19th-century waltzes, blind saxophonists, musical saws: Lima, Peru resident Juan Arellano pays tribute to the musicians who bring delight and texture to the streets of his city.

18 September 2014

Right to Be Forgotten: A Win for Argentina's Lawsuit-Happy Celebrities?

Global Voices Advocacy

What kind of information is in the public interest? Is it possible (or desirable) to define this? Free expression attorney Ramiro Alvarez examines this question in the context of Argentina.

After US Ambassador to Ukraine's Twitter Gaffe, RT Says ‘World Won't Be Duped Again’

RuNet Echo

America’s social media outreach on the Ukraine crisis has always been flawed, if only because Uncle Sam is up against an adversary that frequently camouflages online propaganda as “grassroots” activism.

16 September 2014

Presenting the 2014 Rising Voices Amazonia Grantees

Rising Voices

Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.

Was a Popular Saint Lucia Blog Taken Down by Google Hateful or Just Outspoken?

Global Voices Advocacy

The no-holds-barred, muckraking blog had become both notorious and controversial among people interested in local politics -- and then it was blocked, without warning.

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

13 September 2014

HiperBarrio/Convergentes: A Virtual Community Evolves While Preserving Its Essence

Rising Voices

While in Medellin, Colombia, Global Voices contributor Juan Arellano stops by for a visit with his friends at HiperBarrio/Convergentes, one of Rising Voices' grant projects.

11 September 2014

A Fleet of Life-Size Paper Boats Is Sailing Down the Hudson River to Protest Climate Change

SeaChange: We All Live Downstream, a collaboration between 350.org and Brooklyn-based maritime arts collective Mare Liberum, is headed to the People’s Climate March.

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